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○ The Chinese Embassy in Japan issued a warning over Fukushima radiation last Sunday Jason Demers Coyotes Jersey , causing panic in China
○ Meanwhile, in Japan, everything went on normally, tourists and residents remain largely unaffected by the matter
○ In recent years, as the popularity of Japan as a tourist destination increases Louis Domingue Coyotes Jersey , Chinese people have developed a love-hate relationship with their neighbor. Any political rift or societal change between the two countries can cause large-scale effects
Chinese tourists celebrate the Eve of Spring Festival at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan on January 27. Photo: CFP
An update of an old issue in Japan has sent ripples across the East China Sea to shake China. After the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced its latest analysis of the inside of its crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima that showed the radiation level there has seemingly risen from 73 sieverts per hour to 530 - a potentially lethal dose - the news has been traveling fast on the Chinese Internet.
Last Sunday, the Chinese Embassy in Japan issued a safety warning in reaction to this announcement, telling Chinese citizens to manage their travel plans to avoid potential radiation risks that may come if nuclear material leaks out into the surrounding environment. The warning caused even more discussion and when rumors started spreading, many Chinese became worried, some even canceling their trips to Japan.
Trash bags filled with collected radioactive soils Alex Goligoski Coyotes Jersey , plants and other trash are packed at a temporary waste storage site in Tomioka, Fukushima prefecture, Japan on February 24, 2016. Photo: IC
Business as usual
A couple of weeks after the news came out, people in Japan seemed as calm and reserved as ever. There are still many Chinese tourists on the streets and in shops. According to Chinese tourism agencies Oliver Ekman-Larsson Coyotes Jersey , their business has been basically unaffected.
The director of a large Chinese travel agency told the Global Times last Sunday that Fukushima wasn't a regular travel destination for Chinese tourists anyway, and the company doesn't offer any travel packages there.
Li Dan, manager of a branch of the Beijing-based Tianping International Travel Agency, said that there haven't been any tour groups traveling to Fukushima since the 2011 earthquake and resulting tsunami. She also said that even tourists who travel independently do not usually go to Fukushima.
Last week, Will Davis Derek Stepan Coyotes Jersey , a member of the American Nuclear Society, refuted claims that radiation levels are soaring at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as "demonstrably false." In a post on the society's blog, Davis wrote that the readings have not changed and that TEPCO's reported 530 sieverts per hour estimate was not "unimaginable" or particularly worrying.
His argument is that rather than a real increase from 73 to 530 sieverts, the 530 reading is simply a more accurate estimate of the radiation level at a particularly affected area that has remained relatively unchanged over the past few years.
Compared with China, news of the radiation levels in Fukushima has not generated much discussion in Japan. The responses from the media or public to the Chinese safety alert are also few.
For people living in Tokyo Christian Dvorak Coyotes Jersey , three hours' drive from Fukushima, life has continued as usual. While they feel a little concerned whenever such reports come out, they are not actively worried in their daily lives, several Japanese white-collar workers said.
For people trying to get their lives back to normal in the affected area, their biggest headache and frustration is the bad reputation and rumors that dog their agricultural products.
In supermarkets Max Domi Coyotes Jersey , consumers who are concerned about radiation contamination choose more expensive products from different areas over cheaper product from Fukushima. Local residents, NGOs and governments are still working to scrub the stain off the reputation of food produced in Fukushima.
"I am concerned about the long-term effects on our bodies," said Zhang Chen, a sociology student at Sophia University of Tokyo. "Even if they were to call off the alert, I would still be worried." Despite these concerns Anthony Duclair Coyotes Jersey , she said she would continue to stay in Tokyo for the time being and try finding a job in Japan.
Meanwhile, several Chinese residents in Japan the Global Times interviewed expressed their faith that the Japanese government and media would keep people accurately updated on the Fukushima situation and any potential dangers.
Zhao Xue, a Chinese woman who works for a Japanese company in Tokyo told the Global Times she hasn't seen much focus in the newspaper headlines concerning this matter, the big stories recently are Trump and Toshiba's financial problems.
"Why would we panic over something like this? It's an updated version of old news," she said.
Others said as long as one stays out of the evacuation areas the Japanese government designated around the nuclear power plant Tobias Rieder Coyotes Jersey , one has nothing to worry about. Besides, Tokyo is more than 300 kilometers from Fukushima and as so little radiation can reach there, there's nothing much to do besides go on with one's daily life.
Members of the media and TEPCO employees wearing protective suits and masks walk past storage tanks for radioactive water at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima on November 7, 2013. Photo: CFP
Concerns over Japanese radiation have been brewing for a long time. Some netizens have questioned why the Chinese government did not issue a travel alert as far back as November, 2015.
At a press conference last June, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei also touched upon the matter, urging the Japanese government to deal with the matter and reminding Chinese residents of Japan and tourists to be Garcinia Cambogia- the .