More from the Tokyo Shinbun report on Sept 5, 2012, translated by EXSKF:
Mayor Takao Abe said during the regular press conference on September 4 that it was important for children to learn that they were living in dangers, and that he would continue to use the frozen oranges from Kanagawa and canned apples from Yamagata that were found with radioactive cesium in the school lunches in the elementary schools in Kawasaki City, emphasizing the educational aspect of using food [known to be contaminated with radioactive cesium]. [...]
the city has been serving the frozen oranges in the school lunches since April this year. The city will start using the canned apple in September. [...]
There are parents who are not convinced, but to them, the mayor said, “Don’t be a chicken.”
In the post — which cites several other similar situations that have occurred around Japan — EXSKF writes:
It is worse than the worst that Professor Kunihiko Takeda of Chubu University feared exactly a year ago, with his short poetic prose titled “A girl doesn’t talk“; he pleaded with teachers and educators to do all they could to protect children. His plea has fallen on totally deaf ears, and here we are. This has got to be the end. [...]
The pace of descending into deeper and deeper lunacy seems to be accelerating in Japan. Maybe this is what people must have felt like in the 1930s, right before the last world war.
Published: September 11th, 2012 at 7:35 am ET