Fukushima chef exports Japanese fish to feed World Cup team in Brazil

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While some diners as far from Fukushima as, well, Vancouver are worried about the effect of radiation leaks on seafood, members of Japan's national soccer team apparently aren't among them.

The chef for the Japanese squad at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil also runs a restaurant back home that feeds workers from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. Chef Yoshiteru Nishi planned to fly a "few hundred kilograms" of fish, including sablefish and mackerel, from Japan to Brazil for his team, according to a story posted earlier this month by the Japan News.

“If the national team plays good games, I believe devastated areas will become lively once more, which will lead to their restoration. To make that happen, I’d like to fight alongside them in the kitchen and play an important supporting role for them,” Nishi said.

The story noted that Nishi planned to source most of the ingredients for the team's World Cup meals in São Paulo, where there's an "abundance of Japanese ingredients in the supermarkets".

On the subject of Fukushima, Nishi told the Asahi Shimbun earlier this month: "I wanted to contribute to the recovery effort by preparing tasty meals for the workers."

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bubba

Jun 24, 2014 at 3:29pm

He was probably ordered to do this by the Japanese government/nuclear cartel. A nuclear power plant is more important to them then their citizens/neighbors/children's lives. Evil people killing innocent people for money. I do not want any food from Japan or the Pacific ocean. Tepco and GE makes BP look like a litter bug. These company's should be paying dearly for their incompetence.

ken

Jun 25, 2014 at 9:55am

Exporting death

Well...

Jun 25, 2014 at 3:37pm

Well if the players grow some extra legs they may have the advantage....On a serious note...no thanks to the fish...And I can't help but wonder what would need to happen in order for main stream media to ask some more questions, get some more answers and pass the information along to the rest of us. It's as if the wave, death and destruction is over ...so let's not cover this story anymore. But the real questions is....is it really over? I'm pretty sure anyone you ask would say no.

KKlein

Jun 26, 2014 at 12:36am

Fish from the waters around Fukushima is banned here in Japan. The CHEF is from Fukushima, not the fish, and Fukushima is an entire prefecture of Japan. This is about as much a non-story as you can get. I know lots of people from Fukushima; only a relatively small number of people lived in the exclusion zone. Fukushima City, the capital, for example, is far outside it.

you.bet.your.sweet.aspercreme!

Jun 26, 2014 at 7:44am

As the world turns so does its currents and radiation follows the flow. There is no safe level of toxins only lethal and non lethal. Special not for non lethal toxins - the non lethal toxins lead to potentially lethal diseases later in time.

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