CNN: “Sounds unbelieveable, but it’s true” — Japan paying for travelers to visit Fukushima — $63 to share photos on Facebook, $63 to answer 5 questions …More

Published: April 6th, 2012 at 4:46 am ET


Title: Japan pays Chinese travelers to tour Fukushima
Author: Raemin Zhang
Date: 6 April, 2012

It sounds unbelieveable [sic], but it’s true. […] 

“All [Chinese] visitors who stay in a local hotel, visit two scenic spots in Fukushima and answer a poll of five questions can get a refund of RMB 400 (US$63) after they’ve returned home,” the [East Morning Post (link in Chinese only)] quotes Kokubun Kenji, chief representative of the Fukushima Prefectural Government Shanghai Office.

“Those who are willing to share their photos of Fukushima will get another bonus of RMB 400,” Kokubun added. […]

Excluding fuel taxes and visa fees, the price of a five-day, four-night package to Fukushima and Tokyo will start from RMB 3,000 ($474). That’s about RMB 2,500 ($400) cheaper than the normal price during spring and summer. […]

“ANA and Fukushima Prefectural Government both have agreed to give [Chinese] visitors a substantial discount and a certain amount of financial subsidies” -Shanghai CYTS (China Youth Tour Service) Tours Cooperation, a major tour coordinator in Shanghai

Read the report here

Published: April 6th, 2012 at 4:46 am ET


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33 comments to CNN: “Sounds unbelieveable, but it’s true” — Japan paying for travelers to visit Fukushima — $63 to share photos on Facebook, $63 to answer 5 questions …More

  • What are the 5 questions… ??

    • mungo mungo

      yeah, we could answer them, i could do with some money 😉

      • Hot Tuna Hot Tuna

        1. Did you or your family swim in the ocean?
        (Bonus RMB 5,000 ($800) – pictures of kids swimming w/NPP in the background)
        3. Did you bring Geiger counter or dosimeter?
        4. Did you enjoy fishing in radioactive streams?
        5. Did you attend or graduate high school? 🙂

    • stopnp stopnp


      1. How dumb are you for coming here?

      2. Did you know you're in the midst of the worlds worst ongoing nuclear catastrophe?

      3. Did you enjoy the fresh Fukushima sushi?

      4. Was the $ worth being irradiated?

      5. Would you recommend this trip to a friend?

      God help us

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      How much radium did you drink?

      How did the basement water from Fuku taste?

      When bathing in the health giving radioactive river near Fuku, did you see any glowing fish?

      How many Geiger Counters went ballistic around you?

      Would you take some basement water with you?


  • Dr.Strangelove

    Those chinese tourists are in for a treat. I hear fukushima in april is beautiful. I bet the two scenic spots included with the trip are special access to the ghost town and a look at the infamous powerplant. Come to think of it if they throw in a free radiation suit for that $474 price tag im in.

  • jec jec

    Add to possible question list, "Did you enjoy your brain transplant?"

  • When Chinese invaded India they came in waves. When our soldiers killed them, more arose endlessly from nowhere. They came deep into India and withdrew. Now they are invading Fukushima to get slowly killed amd more will come. They lay claim to vast Indian territories and stealthily built infrastructure at Aksai Chin, inch by inch encroach on our territories but in S China Sea Indians! vamoose or else ! The idiots will arrange for killing of our tigers to use their parts. What inhuman Chinese. The idiots are now engaged in building dams after dams, nuclear power programmes(npps) and waging n wars and launching the biggest nuclear terrorism by embracing inhuman modern civilization via npps along with the fascist Indian Government against all life for all time. To them Fukushima and others comprise a slow killing godsend to finish off "unneeded" populace on the globe.

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    this is too strange. I guess they(japan establishment) are trying to make believe to the world (the sheeple) that its all ok. "really, it is!", when really it isn't. It so, so really isn't………

  • dka

    People have been breathing radioactive particles since about a year now, eating them, drinking fresh fallouts from water.
    All of Kanto and East-North Japan more particularly.
    It is far more than what happened at Chernobyl. It is the first continued contamination that earth has ever known.
    Not many people can survive this in these area, this is long and dramatic as compared with Chernobyl. The impacts o people will be sustain.

  • (For those who have been told Fukushima is less worse than Chernobyl),67.msg332.html#msg332

  • CaptD CaptD

    Expect to see this from the Pro Nuclear folks in the USA & Canada NOW!
    Largest Lies of Nukes:
    (A Great fact filled site)

  • shiverca shiverca

    EVERY DAY there is more unbelievable news coming from Japan about these reactors.

    Well over a year later and it's like they have been just doing BARELY ENOUGH to keep it from absolute total disaster.

  • Grampybone Grampybone

    Death tour tickets GET YOUR HOT AND FRESH DEATH TOUR TICKETS!!! anyone? no one? really? I really don't like the idea of extreme tourism…unless it involves watching people get mauled by bears…then I'm in.

  • bleep_hits_blades

    Yes, dka, but what about us in HI and on the West Coast? We've been getting pretty heavily dosed for over a year, too. And other places too, of course, but we have been hit almost as heavily as Tokyo, I believe.

    I bet the mortality stats, for various demographics (infants, elderly, etc.), compared to previous years, would be very, very interesting, would tell quite a story about levels of deposition,exposure in different areas… but they are not going to be made public. Talk about damning evidence.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Fukushima, and beyond, is a radiated graveyard.

  • CBF

    Maybe the Japanese Government is making a TV series along the lines of "An Idiot Abroad."

  • Auntie Nuke

    That's one way to continue the age-old enmity between the two countries. Come over, get bribed, get contaminated, bring the contamination back to your home country, you die early, your kids are mutants who can't survive, and we just got back at you, nya nya!

  • Auntie Nuke

    And did you know that the Japanese government was offering a very generous grant to a playwright to come over and gather material to be used in a play about Fukushima? Yeah – come here, get irradiated, and quick! Before you develop cancer and die, write a play to convince the world that there's no danger! What twisted minds, what a sad situation.

  • Spectrometising

    Poor marketing, A 'donor organ' program should have been introduced alongside a campaign to 'give blood'.

  • Spectrometising

    Free prostrate/breast cancer screening would attract more couples.

  • dear jones

    @Ramaswami Kumar
    Fuck you, you are just a slave of the western world. You are nothing but stupid little servant of Britain. Think about that China and India have be neighbours for many thousands of years but never had any big war until you little bastards believe that you can keep whatever the land that the Britain had before they left India.

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Behave yourself jones. Rudeness not appreciated.

    • CaptD CaptD

      Seen this:

      Ambassador Murata writes to UN Secretary General: **“It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor”** — Appeals for independent assessment team: snip I was asked to make a statement at the public hearing of the Budgetary Committee of the House of Councilors on March 23. I raised the crucial problem. of N0.4 reactor of Fukushima containing1535 fuel rods. It could be fatally damaged by continuing aftershocks. Moreover, 50 meters away from it exists a common cooling pool for 6 reactors containing 6375 fuel rods! It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on NO.4 reactor. This is confirmed by most reliable experts like Dr. Arnie Gundersen or Dr. Fumiaki Koide.

  • Can I photograph ANYTHING? Sick people, dead birds, dead fish, birth defects, etc??