You know things are getting bad when Japan’s Foreign Minister instructs his minions to give up and stop claiming Japanese food is safe. Meanwhile here in Tokyo I get to bask in the Fukushima Black Rain as well as radioactive heat and humidity, meh.
Stop claiming food is safe, ministry told
The Japan Times (Kyodo) Aug. 8, 2011
Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto has committed an about-face on policy by telling his ministry to refrain from vouching for the safety of Japanese food.
The ministry stance changed after radiation-tainted beef was found to have been sold to consumers nationwide, sources said…
…To handle surging concerns abroad about the food supply, the Foreign Ministry told embassies and other diplomatic offices overseas to brief local authorities, importers and media organizations on measures the government is taking to prevent contaminated food from making it into public distribution channels…more…
Ee ja nai ka! Ee ja nai ka! was a popular refrain during the collapse of Japanese society in final times of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Recently, “Ee ja nai ka” has made a resurgence as a protest slogan of the Great Meltdown, which is wonderfully nihilist and a sign of the systemic hopeless of J-society. Read more about these Japanese frenzies and mass hysterias during times of upheaval at: wikipedia.org/wiki/Ee_ja_nai_ka