You have probably heard recently on the news about massive radioactive leaks at the Fukushima nuclear powerplant meltdown has raised the alarm over seafood safety (Japan Times/ 2013Aug23). Although, a staggering 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium, 20 trillion becquerels of cesium and 10 trillion becquerels of strontium may have flowed into the sea (Ibid.), the immediate danger is that Pacific seafood’s already toxic levels of mercury for children and pregnant women (3Yen / 2010-04-26), now has been shown to be rapidly rising.
Mercury contamination in fish expected to rise in coming decades
CBS News — August 26, 2013
→ WARNING: Autostart video.
In a study published Aug. 25 in the journal Nature Geoscience, University of Michigan researchers say that mercury produced by the coal-burning power plants in these northern Pacific countries travels thousands of miles through the air before rainfall deposits it on the ocean floor…From there, it’s passed on to humans who consume contaminated Pacific Ocean fish, such as tuna and swordfish...more…
And, if the nuke meltdown and mercury doesn’t bother you, the following report of the World Health Organization, seafood is the most significant source of arsenic in food…
W.H.O. — Chapter 6.1 Arsenic | Pg. 4
…The amount of arsenic ingested daily by humans via food is greatly influenced by the amount of
seafood in the diet. The intake in Japan, where the diet has a large seafood component, is higher
than that in Europe and the United States (Table 1). The diet in Japan was found to contain 5.7–
17% inorganic arsenic, 1.1–3.6% monomethylarsonate (MMA), 6.6–27% dimethylarsinate (DMA)
and 47.9–75.2% arsenobetaine…more…
Previous 3Yen reports on the toxic hazards of Japan’s fishy cuisine include:
• Evidence of Mad-Hatter syndrome in Japan (3Yen / 2010-02-24)
• Death Metal Sushi! (3Yen / 2010-04-26)
• How about some nice grilled whale with mercury sauce? (3Yen / 2007-08-02)
• Bluefin tuna — Black market
In yet another sign of the coming Apocalypse….
Hey child abusers in Tokyo!
Don’t eat the the fucking saury—mackerel pike* ↑ (NHK News / 2013aug20)!
Japan nuclear watchdog may raise leak to ’serious’
Associated Press | August 21, 2013
… Japanese nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said they are taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from “an anomaly” to a “serious incident.”
RIght now the radiation levels in Tokyo are much less than natural background radiation in my home in Colorado—No worries at all. However, I wonder what (if any) contingency plans resident gaijin(foreigners) with children have made to bug-out of Kanto–the greater Tokyo area—if Fukushima degrades rapidly. (My plans are to drive or take my sea kayak south of Kanto and catch train/plane/public transport to my Rice Ranch in Shikoku to my place in Beak Creek, Colorado.)
As I mentioned this morning’s report: Obon — Japanese ghosts’ holiday (3Yen / 2013-08-10)—Right now is a holiday weekend only fit for the Spirits of the Dead.
That is, the temp has topped 35C°/95F° and the air pollution near my house at Tokyo’s Nakamagome, Ota Ward is rated, “Unhealthy”…
Actually, all of Asia is a Day-of-the-Dead Zone right now…
Air Pollution in Asia — Real Time
LOOK OUT! There’re giant mutant kids with gojira on the loose…
…Godzilla, Fukushima vegetables, and Japanese children are are all mutating at increasingly alarming rates if Korean Netcitizens are to be believed.
According to Den4, the 3Yen’s correspondent at large, Let’s mutant panicking!
That is, Den4 reports that MSN.com (2013July16) ↓:
Two years after nuclear disaster,
Japan spawns freaky fruits and veggies…
And, it seems like the Koreans are having a blast with the news…
microsofttranslator.com .. http://blog.donga.com/sjdhksk/archives/30700
news.3yen.com / 2012-06-06:
Just vegging out … in Japan of course
Den4, the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large warns of Alien Slugs!
Where’s Gojira or Ultraman to save the day?
Creative Commons photo credit to the flickr galleries of rhonddawildlifediary and Dick Johnson.
Giant alien slug invades Japan… again
…Japan is currently under threat by Limax Maximus: a giant slug with a distinctive leopard-print skin…can be found increasing at an alarming rate.
As Japanese netizens read the headline, almost unanimously, comments of “It’s Eleking!” echoed like the horrific memories of the nation’s previous encounters with alien slugs…Although, Ultraman had defeated Eleking…it returned several times…more…
Eleking (Wiki) is, of course, a space kaiju/monster from the Japanese TV series, Ultra Seven, and who then reappeared in the series Ultraman Taro ← (Hey, “Taro” is my name!).
Japan’s version of the Barbie doll, Rika-chan aka Licca-chan aka has hooked up with the Hula Girls of Fukushima Prefecture, which is better known for Fukushima nuclear disaster (Wiki).
According to MANTANWEB (2013Jun15 — Google Translate): A life-size Licca-chan shows off her dancing with the Hula Girls.
As shown in the photos above, a life-size Licca-chan dances the hula at new product presentation “International Tokyo Toy Show” at Tokyo Big Site convension center.
MANTANWEB news goes on to explain that Takara Tommy Toy Company has launched a new Licca-chan dress-up doll in collaboration with the “Spa Resort Hawaiians” leisure facilities of Fukushima, which obviously is having trouble attracting customers to their triple-cursed prefecture that was ravaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown of 2011 (Wiki).
This radioactive Rika-chan hula doll is sort of fitting because Licca-chan dolls have also spawned a long-running urban legend amongst Japanese high school students called the curse of the “Three Legged Licca-chan.”
The legend goes that if a girl enters a toilet at her school, and finds a Rika-chan doll on the floor with a purple third leg, she will lose one of her own legs shortly after. She can then grow a purple leg, that is not functional, which will eventually take over her body, causing death (Wiki).
Radioactive Fukushima rice protest resuming production inside the 20 km Dead Zone…
Rice–Rise up in protest!
Parody of dannychoo’s Twitter
[Inside the Dead Zone]
Farmers resume planting rice near crippled Fukushima site
Japan Today | May 26, 2013
Farmers have resumed planting rice for market only 15 kilometers from Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant...more…
Beware of falling alien space debris…
In the aftermath of the mega-earthquake/tsunami disaster of 3/11 (March 11, 2011), it’s the Fukushima nuclear meltdown continues to cause, by far the largest discharge of radioactivity into the ocean ever seen*.
However, at least few Japanese like the street artist, 281_Anti-Nuke, are keeping up the fight against the radioactive Forces of Darkness.
281_Anti nuke — Documentary Trailer from Uchujin on Vimeo.
In celebration of its “Golden Week” national holiday (3Yen / 2006-05-04), Japan has decided to re-start (japandailypress.com / 2013-03-24) all its unrepaired and failing nuclear reactors…
—LDP Renames Golden Week As “Cesium Week” In Honor Of July Reactor Restarts — @DailyGomiuri (@DailyGomiuri) April 28, 2013