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What can I eat in Japan?

about 5 years ago about Osaka, Japan

I'll be working a few days in Osaka. Should I avoid any type of food because of radiation?

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    Osaka is a long way from Fukushima and there's next to no chance local produce was contaminated. Hard to know if a vegetable is local or imported though- try asking at the restaurant. As you're probably aware some contaminated beef made it onto supermarket shelves in Tokyo (not Osaka), but health authorities said the contamination level was so low you'd have to eat the beef at every meal for a year to get close to exceeding safe levels in your body. Radiation is time and dose dependent; ie a high dose over a short time is bad. A low dose over a long time is bad. A low dose over a short time is not something to be unduly worried about, so even if you do eat something with a low level of contamination it's unlikely to have any I'll effect (plus you'll be exposed to much higher doses of radiation during you international flight to Japan). about 5 years ago

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    If in Osaka, I recommend trying the various takoyaki joints. If you see someone poking little balls of batter with a toothpick, it's probably takoyaki. Very tasty and cheap. I believe that the region is known for it. about 5 years ago

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    Attention! From answer No. 1 "A low dose over a long time is bad." - Well that is exactly what you get if you ingest even a tiny bit of radioactive particles in your food or water in Japan that contain Strontium, Cesium, Plutonium or any of the other long life emitting radionucleids emitted or still being emitted by Fukushima in the air, ground, water and sea. How do you ingest? By eating, drinking and even breathing tiny particles that stay in your body and organs for the rest of your life emitting radiation inside directly into your cells. Please be careful everyone. almost 5 years ago

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