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Authors

  1. Hager, Mary H. PhD, RD

Abstract

This is a firsthand report about food and water safety in Tokyo immediately after The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The quake and attendant tsunami ravaged northern Japan's agricultural and fishery business and damaged the Fukushima nuclear energy plant, raising concerns about radionuclide safety of Japanese food imports. In corporation with the international community, Japan diligently monitored the safety of its agricultural and fishery products to ensure a safe food supply. As of April 2011, governments such as that of the United States have determined that the impact is minimal, if measurable at all