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Five years later, Fukushima’s contamination is slow to fade

via arstechnica.com / March 8, 2016 / The Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred almost five years ago in March 2011. It is the largest event of its sort since Chernobyl, which occurred 25 years earlier. The accident was triggered by a tsunami and earthquake that led to a meltdown at the plant. D ...

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Japan requests Singapore to review restriction of food imports from Fukushima

via The Online Citizen / January 13, 2016 / It has been reported by Japanese media, Jiji press that Mr Moriyama Hiroshi, Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister has requested a review on the restriction of food imports from Fukushima, Japan during the meet up with Minister of Nation ...

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EU Due To Start Easing Restrictions On Food Imports From Fukushima

via Japan Times / January 9, 2016 / The European Union will start easing restrictions Saturday (Jan 9)  imposed on Japanese food imports over the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including vegetables and beef produced in the prefecture, the farm ministry said. Tsuyoshi Takagi, Cabinet minister in ...

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Japan Asks China To Ease Food Import Restrictions Introduced After Fukushima

via South China Morning Post / June 21, 2015 / A Japanese farm ministry official met a senior Chinese official in charge of food inspection on Friday to request the easing of restrictions on food imports introduced after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, sources said. A director general ...

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How Fukushima Produce Is Making Its Way Into International Stores

via Natural Society / May 28, 2015 / It is being reported that tainted food from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Gumma, and Chiba is making its way into local supermarkets in Taiwan due to the irresponsibility of mislabeling. What’s more, these food products were banned in Taiwan since March of 2011. T ...

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Japan Takes South Korea To WTO Over Fukushima-related Food Import Restrictions

via Reuters / May 21, 2015 / Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. South Korea expressed regret at Japan’s action and ...

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U.S. Restricts Some Japan Food Imports Over Contamination Concerns

via People's Daily Online / May 9th, 2015 / The United States has recently tightened restriction of food imported from Japan. According to Import Alert 99-33 issued by USFDA, a list of Japanese food will be banned unless they pass physical examination, which includes milk, butter, milk-based infa ...

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