New law to force stores to sell produce from Fukushima?

Published: January 3rd, 2013 at 9:50 pm ET


Fukushima Minpo’s Jan. 3, 2013 report on their recent interview with Masako Mori, the ‘minister in charge of dealing with declining number of children’ (elected to the Upper House from District in Fukushima Prefecture), translated by EXSKF:


[Mori said] the government will aim to pass the legislation to promote the sale of Fukushima produce and goods, in order to clearly show [to the public] how the national government stands on the issue of baseless rumor damages. It is considered that Mr. Mori’s agency [Consumer Affairs Agency] and related agencies and ministries will decide on the details [of the legislation]. In summary, the legislation would “designate Fukushima Prefecture as the “special zone”, and enable the national government to order retailers to sell locally-produced goods and to extend preferential treatment to retailers who sell such goods in the storefronts”, Ms. Mori explained.

The Constitution guarantees “freedom of commerce”. It remains to be seen whether the legislation can legally force retailers.


EXSKF adds, “It’s not very clear […] whether this legislation is intended for retailers only in Fukushima, or any retailers anywhere. (The more I read it, it feels the legislation will be for the retailers everywhere in Japan, but not 100% sure.)”

Published: January 3rd, 2013 at 9:50 pm ET


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29 comments to New law to force stores to sell produce from Fukushima?

  • DUDe DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    Forcing the whole country/world to suicide , because they are too greedy to pay for safetymeasures then or relocation of farmers now . Why you continue to force biocide down life's troath ? Because america tells you to do so. I can not imaging how strong the addiction or pact must be fore whatever it is that each and all is dying for it tied down with lies and laws written by psychopaths .
    Perfecting unsustainability by speeding the proces up anyway they can , the more criminal , the better it seems .
    Why do i feel like a turtle with extreme claustrofobia on Mother Earth ?

    • rakingmuck

      Actually I believe this might qualify for GENOCIDE under the HAGUE definition. Looking into it.

  • Anthony Anthony

    Baseless? Really?

    Fucked up is more like it.

  • gottagetoffthegrid

    Excellent. I'll be happy to fry him up some fresh shitaki and daikon right from the hills. Served on fuku rice, of course. Maybe a little mimasoma "black substance" for extra seasoning. That'll hit the spot.

  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    I hope something of this mess qualifies as Genocide – although I'm not sure what difference any of it will make because most of the people in Japan seem to be just as asleep at the wheel as most people in the USA. None seem to notice or to care. It's truly disgusting.

    • vital1 vital1

      "this mess qualifies as Genocide"


    • gnomesang gnomesang

      of course this is genocide, and a crime against humanity. by japanese government as well as the us government. both have failed to protect and at the very least, inform us to the true situation so as we can find our own ways to protect our families. FOIA docs tell us they knew of the true dangers on day 1, yet 21 months later and still few americans know of the real situation. we have leaders in power that not only let people feed their children contaminated food, they go so far as to encourage it. they stole your pensions, manipulated the markets to take your homes, allow the pharmaceutical companies run amok by over medicating people, giving them chemical lobotomies to keep them docile, and i'd bet my last dollar they are all scurrerying like rats to invest in cancer treatments so they can benefit from the slow death they have inflicted on everyone.
      it is time for them to be outed as the criminals they are. we need to take back the control of our lives and safety as i am sure we could do a much better job than what is being done now.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    My sense of irony gets a big jolt here.
    "Masako Mori, the ‘minister in charge of dealing with declining number of children’ (elected to the Upper House from District in Fukushima Prefecture)."
    This is the guy insisting that stores sell contaminated produce? So families with small children will evacuate to safer locations that don't sell contaminated produce? So the women will have more abortions in order to avoid giving birth to deformed mutant children? All to the benefit of farmers and store owners, at public expense? "Keep your eye on the little ball. Round and 'round it goes, ladies and gentlemen. Where it stops, nobody knows!"

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    People won't eat that food. A country that uses nuclear risks everything, and lose.

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      They are already eating that food. Radiation is invisible. Only 1% is tested.. and if it tests high, they 'dilute' it with lower radiation food and send it on to sell.

      They do not understand interior radiation exposure and what it does.

      They will understand more in a few years, through the school of hard knocks.

  • or-well

    Note the emphasis on countering "baseless rumors".
    Besides more propaganda, can penalties for truth-speaking be expected?

    A disturbing sidenote – my internet providers' page shows NO result for EXSKF.
    perhaps it's a temporary glitch…

    • aigeezer aigeezer

      or-well, fwiw I can see the EXSKF blog now and his current headline is

      "Post-"Fiscal Cliff" US: Blackrock Chairman "The Biggest Losers Are American People""

      I hope it's just a temporary loss for you.

      • or-well

        aigeezer, I see that when I bring it up from "Favorites", or, I can successfully search it when I bring up something that yields the OLD main page from before my service providers' recent revamp of their homepage.

        But using the new homepage, I can't search anything!!! All I get is No Results Found or a page of results referencing the search terms as they've appeared in articles on the service providers new front page.

        OK, for folks in my area – I'm on Bell. Sympatico. Used to search using Bing. (yielded results quite different from Google).
        Now it's called "the loop by Sympatico" and as of yesterday, yielded normal search results. Today, it's useless.

        Even using "Google" as the search term, all I get is "Loop" front page articles that mention Google. At page bottom is a Google search box, but it doesn't yield anything other than No results OR the same "Loop" page articles mentioning Google.

        In other words, if the "Loop" hasn't had an article on the
        search subject, it isn't coming up, and if it comes up, it only takes me to the "loop" article. It wont take me to any other site!
        Sorry, off topic and I guess, strictly my problem.

        • aigeezer aigeezer

          Interesting, or-well. My ISP (Eastlink) has a similar feature. I can activate it at will by entering a non-existent URL (like ""). They must intercept the 404 Page Not Found and try to insert their own "solution".

          I wonder if all the ISPs are trying to get a piece of the Google market. Are they just trying to be helpful or is it something more Big Brother-ish?

          It's certainly a reminder of how "they" could narrow our horizons at will.

          Good luck!

          • or-well

            aigeezer – narrowed horizons!!!
            I am lucky. I have, in "Favorites", a few saved searches that do NOT go directly to any site, but instead yield an old "Bing" set of search results.
            From there, I can access the Internet generally, as before.
            Were it not for that, I would be unable to search the internet for anything other than what has been in "Loop" articles!!!
            Is this "Sympatico's" doing, or malware, or my 'puter crapping out?
            I suspect the latter 2 possibilities, as the first is too blatant, but it IS a reminder…

            • gottagetoffthegrid

              Or-well, Assuming you are usint Internet Explorer.

              from the top menu click "Tools", then "internet Options" (its the bottom of the list)

              then on the "General" tab Click the "Settings" Button beside "Search (about halfway down the window)

              this will bring up the list of search engines, and their priority. click on "Loop" and click the "remove" button on the bottom right of the window.

              if Google and Bing are not on the list there is a link on the bottom left "Find More seach providers…"

              follow that link and pick what you want.

              hope that helps…

              • or-well

                gottage, yes using IE.
                Search engines listed:
                1 Google
                2 Live search
                3 Yahoo! Search as Default – (weird – never see it used)
                No bing or loop on list. (!?)
                Anyway, reset Google as default.
                Powered down, restarted, Google there as default ok.
                Did some searches – same result.
                Either No result or self-referencing Loop articles.
                Used "Find more search providers", picked Google, told me Google already installed.
                (Just thought I'd check)
                Will keep playing.
                Thank You for trying to help!

                • gottagetoffthegrid

                  are you searching from the Bing or Google home pages? or from a tool bar in IE?

                  try going to


                  and run your searches from the home page(s)

                  • or-well

                    gottaget, EUREKA!!
                    I was searching FROM the Sympatico service provider Loop homepage searchbox.

                    I forgot I could search from the very top right corner on that page using a toolbar!!!!

                    The "Loop" is still crapped, but I'm a tiny bit less stupid now and can search all I want!!!

                    Thank you 🙂 with embarassment. or-well.

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

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    Everyone is getting free shots of FukU radiation, no matter what they believe or think….

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