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Wednesday
Feb142018

Foreign lodgers in Fukushima return to pre-disaster level

As reported by HIROSHI ISHIZUKA in the Asahi Shimbun.

While the Fukushima tourism bureau may be declaring victory, it is unclear what information, if any, is being communicated to foreign visitors about radioactivity risks in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe.

This news comes as both metro Tokyo, and Fukushima Prefecture, gear up to host vast numbers of visitors from abroad during the 2020 Summer Olympics. The effort to "normalize radioactivity," despite the risks, is supposedly "justified" in the name of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, several years ago, "won" the Games by lying to the International Olympic Committee. He told the IOC that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe was under control -- when it was far from under control at the time. It is still not under control, truth be told.