A portal site connecting Fukushima and the World




Stories and Facts from Fukushima Vol.1


Fukushima Organic Agriculture Network


Struggle of Farmers


Struggle of Farmers



All bags of rice harvested in Fukushima in 2014 met the national standards for radiation

All bags of rice harvested in Fukushima Prefecture in 2014 submitted for testing met the national standards fo
[Read More]


Foreign ministry will help local government to export food suffering from radiation rumors

The Foreign Ministry will help local governments tear down overseas barriers on food imports maintained becaus
[Read More]


First rice cultivated in Namie after 3.11

The first rice crops cultivated on an experimental basis at Namie town, near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant
[Read More]


NRA disputed the impact of rice contamination by debris cleaning

The Nuclear Regulation Authority disputed the farm ministry’s assertion that radioactive substances chur
[Read More]


Japan giving pressure to South Korea to remove the import ban on seafood from Eastern Japan

Japan hopes to boost international pressure on South Korea to remove its import ban on seafood produced in eig
[Read More]


Consumers are more reluctant than ever to buy products from Fukushima

Consumers are more reluctant than ever to buy products from Fukushima Prefecture, even though more than three
[Read More]


Export of Fukushima rice resumed to Singapore

Exports of Fukushima-grown rice have resumed after being suspended by the nuclear crisis in March 2011 amid so
[Read More]


Hong Kong negative about easing import from Tohoku region

A senior Hong Kong official sounded negative about easing the import curbs the region imposed on some food fro
[Read More]


Minami-soma expressed anger over the radiation contamination caused by depris clearance work

Residents of Minami-Soma in Fukushima Prefecture expressed anger with the government and TEPCO for keeping the
[Read More]


TEPCO’s cleanup work at Fukushima No.1 may have led to the contamination of rice field

TEPCO’s debris cleanup work last year at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may have led to the contami
[Read More]


Gov’t may relax the requirements to convert agricultural land near Fukushima No.1

The government is looking to relax the requirements to convert agricultural land in areas near the Fukushima N
[Read More]


Singapore decided to lift a ban on food imports from Fukushima

Singapore has decided to lift a ban on food imports from Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, Prime Minister Le
[Read More]


Fish from Iwaki were traded at a fish market in Tokyo for the first time sice the nuclear crisis began

Fishery products from Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, were traded at Tokyo’s bustling Tsukiji fish market for the
[Read More]


Japan will provide radiation data for food to Tiwan

Japan will provide documentation on radiation checks for food products exported to Taiwan from June, according
[Read More]


Very high levels of cesium detected in the mud of reservoirs

Very high levels of accumulated radioactive cesium have been detected in the mud of hundreds of reservoirs use
[Read More]


Fukushima spending 1.7 billion yen for removing rumors about radiation

Fukushima Prefecture is spending about 1.7 billion yen ($16.6 million) this fiscal year to fight rumors about
[Read More]


Manager of training farm in Itate village in deep sadness

<A story of Mr. Ito who is a manager of training farm in Iitate called “Iitate farm”> A 70-y
[Read More]


Reducing fear of consumers by radiation scanning of rice bags

With some consumers continuing to feel uneasy about buying Fukushima Prefecture products out of fear of radiat
[Read More]


20% of adults still avoid buying food from nuclear disaster affected area

About 20 percent of adults avoid buying farm produce grown in places they think are likely to be contaminated
[Read More]


Cesium level in Fish dropping; Strontium and other radioactivity unknown

Radioactive cesium levels have steadily declined in fish off Fukushima Prefecture, but samples taken closer to
[Read More]


Japan seek the possibility of S. Korea lifting ban against Japanese fish

The Japanese Fisheries Agency will send a senior official to South Korea to ask the country to reconsider its
[Read More]


S.Korea bans fish from northern Japan including Fukushima

South Korea said on Sep 6th it has banned the import of all fisheries products from eight Japanese prefectures
[Read More]


Rice cultivation restarted after 2 years self-imposed ban in Hirono town

Hirono town, around 25km away from Fukushima No.1 plant, lifted self-imposed restrictions on rice farming this
[Read More]


Hydroponic Vegetable factory opens in nuclear crisis-hit village

An Hydroponic vegetable factory using groundwater and light-emitting diode (LED) has opened in Kawauchi villag
[Read More]


68% of consumers concern about the production area after the nuclear disaster

The online survey, conducted on Feb. 14 and 15 by the Consumer Affairs Agency, revealed the level of concern o
[Read More]


Radioactivity accumulating in the food chain

By a survey by the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Hokkaido University, the mechanism of ra
[Read More]


Filipina wife files lawsuit against TEPCO over the suicide death of her husband

The family of a dairy farmer who killed himself after the Fukushiima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster plan
[Read More]



Fukushima Stories&Facts

【Tag Cloud】
agriculture anti-nuclear movement children citizens' movement compensation construction of new plants contamination decommissioning decommissioning the reactors decontamination earthquake evacuation farmer fishermen food ground water health IAEA interim storage facility japanese government leakage litigation march 11 monju NGO NRA nuclear waste outside experts plant workers politicians radiation dose radiation exposure radioactive water reactors renewable energy residents in Fukushima restart of nuclear reactors restricted zone spent fuel TEPCO thyroid cancer Uncanny-Terrain utilities Video Vister'sVoice