LONDON – A group of Fukushima natives in London held an event to promote agricultural products from the prefecture hosting the crippled nuclear power plant at a cultural event in Trafalgar Square on Saturday.
The group, comprising people from Fukushima living in London, set up a booth at the annual Japan Matsuri (Japan Festival) to sell products grown in the prefecture, including rice, peaches, apple juice and Kitakata Ramen noodles, in cooperation with Japan’s National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations.
The move was intended to dispel false information about Fukushima farm products linked to the nuclear disaster at the meltdown-stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant in March 2011, which crippled fishing and other industries. They are aiming to tell the international community that Fukushima produce is safe to eat.
Revenue from the food sales will be donated to a charity for children in Fukushima who were displaced by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.