Feb 16

From the article:

Miss Seikei University (age 20) said, “I will eat food items from east Japan heartily”.

Miss Rikkyo Women’s College (age 22) said enthusiastically, “I will come up with one desert a week using fruits from Tohoku, and eat it.”

Hopeless!

Prof. Hayakawa of Gunma University:

‘If you don’t educate yourself now and fast, you’ll die.’


Ministry of Agriculture Enlists “Miss Campus” from 9 Universities to Be “Eat and Support East Japan” Ambassadors (EX-SKF, Feb. 15, 2012):

The Japanese government is going to make these young women eat food from the nuclear-disaster affected Tohoku and Kanto to support the recovery.

This is simply beyond my comprehension. Some on Twitter call it “student mobilization”, just like during the World War II; the government knowingly putting young people in danger so they can remain in their positions a while longer.

From Sankei Photo News (2/15/2012):

ミスキャンパスが震災復興の応援大使  農水省”Miss Campus” to become “ambassadors” to support the disaster recovery, says Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

東日本大震災の被災地の農林漁業を支援しようと、農林水産省は15日、青山学院大や学習院大などのミスキャンパス9人を「食べて応援学生大使」に任命した。9人は震災復興に加え、食料自給率の向上に向けた活動も展開していく。

To support the agriculture, forestry sand fisheries industries in the disaster-affected areas, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries appointed 9 “Miss Campus” (beauty queens) on 9 campuses including Aoyama Gakuin University and Gakushuin University as “Eat and Support student ambassadors” on February 15. The nine young women will participate in activities not only for the disaster recovery but also for improving the food self-sufficiency rate.

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