Oct 02

Mutated eggplant found in Osaka (Fukushima Diary, Oct 1, 2012):

Mutated eggplant was found in Settsu city Osaka.

It’s a common type of eggplant called Chunaga nasu. One eggplant is splited into four parts.

Agricultural department of Osaka government comments, it may be due to the temperature and nutrition in soil when the flower bud was growing. It’s common to see the conjoint eggplant of two parts, but it’s rare to see the one of four parts.


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Jul 04

Osaka Mayor Hashimoto: ‘You have no fundamental human rights’ (Japan Today, July 4, 2012):

OSAKA – Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, who recently clashed with city employees and human rights lawyers over his “tattoo inquisition,” has disturbed commentators again this week with his comments about human rights and personal privacy.

At a meeting attended by 22 newly appointed ward mayors in Osaka on Monday, Hashimoto reportedly told attendees, “I want you to consider your lifestyle and behavior differently now than before you became a public servant,” TV Asahi reported.

“I want each of you to see yourself as a person who now has no personal privacy and no fundamental human rights. I won’t investigate what you did before you became a public servant; the battle begins once you take on the position,” he told the successful applicants, TV Asahi reported.

The ward mayors are due to take office in August.

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Feb 26

4 major Japanese corporations are evacuating to Osaka (Fukushima Diary, Feb. 25, 2012):

On the regular press conference of Tokyo mayor on 2/24/2012, it turned out that 4 major Japanese corporations are moving the head offices from Tokyo to Osaka.
The companies are

Mitsubishi Corporation
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd
Sumitomo Mitsui banking corporation

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Jan 17

Google translation:

–  Cesium 9,686 Bq / kg soil in Osaka Bay seabed emergency essentials – ※ ※ 1 / 14, strontium-90 detected! (Jan. 14, 2012):

Cesium 9,686 Bq / kg soil in Osaka Bay seabed emergency essentials – ※ ※ 1 / 14, strontium-90 detected! –
Detected 9,686 Bq / kg in radionuclide analysis – MAX!

1 / Bay / Osaka grab bottom sampler, December 29
Kansai International Airport near the seabed soil

Cesium 134 7,271 Bq / Kg
Cesium-137 705Bq/Kg
Strontium 90 28Bq/Kg

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Jan 09

Daily incinerated ash is radioactive in Tokyo (Fukushima Diary, Jan. 8, 2012):

It’s not only radioactive debris but also daily garbage from your house that emits radiation when it’s burnt.

This is the comparison of the cesium contained in incinerated ash in Tokyo and Osaka.

The data of Osaka is in early September, which is more likely to be contaminated. (“不検出”=ND)



It means the daily garbage from kitchen, living room, garage, and the garden contains more cesium in Tokyo.

(Source) Tokyo

(Source) Osaka

More info:
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May 20

Trace of radioactive materials detected in Osaka (NHK, May 19, 2011):

Traces of radioactive material blown far from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been detected in the western Japanese city of Osaka.

Osaka’s Institute of Public Health announced on Thursday that tiny amounts of cesium-134 and cesium-137 were found in samples collected from its rooftop between April 1st and May 2nd.

The institute has collected rain and dust samples for its monthly analysis for radiation.

It says it was the first-ever detection of cesium-134, and that levels of cesium-137 were 100 times higher than usual, concluding that the materials probably come from the Fukushima plant.

The institute says that a year’s exposure to those levels of radiation would be less than one 10-thousandth the amount found occurring naturally, and has no impact on human health.

There are no safe levels of radiation:
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