The justification of course is that Japan needs to recover from the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami. 日本復興（Nihon Fukkou) The country`s economy has been devastated by the cost of the 3/11 disaster and politicians are scrambling to try and pull money to pay for the restoration of East Japan. However, by allowing such toxic levels of radiation to be spread around the country, dire consequences will most certainly manifest in the future.
|This market down the street is selling cucumber from Fukushima. Following the policy of the government to support and buy produce from East Japan in order to restore the economy|
This information about food contamination and internal exposure to radiation is mostly dismissed by the mainstream media and television. Yet some grocers and restaurants see this as a business opportunity
|A family restaurant, Bamiyan posts on the door that all beef is American and has been strictly tested.|
But what happens after a year or more. The food supply for the whole country cannot be supported by half of Japan`s farming land. Also there are grave concerns about fertilizer from affected areas being sold all over the country risking the contamination of rice fields all around Japan. Currently Japan is consuming the rice crop from last year but what happens when it is gone and the rice crop is gathered and sold to the people. Then there will be no way around it. Food will be radioactive, leading to more risks of internal exposure to the entire nation not just East Japan.
Estimates of some experts like professor Kodama of Tokyo University gauge that even by this fall children may begin to exhibit symptoms of radiation poisoning. (basically the body cannot handle anymore so it begins to break down).
These symptoms include sore throat, metallic taste, headache, nausea, vomiting, nosebleeds, diarrhea, and in some cases can be fatal.
Japan is facing 2012 thinking about its economy and trying to revive Japan, but it could be facing an epidemic if measures are not taken to protect and preserve the food supply.