Monday, May 23, 2011

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Will Hold "Let's Help Fukushima" Food Market

Mark your calendar.

Not surprising at all from the Ministry in charge of promoting producers at the expense of consumers. (Remember they were busy promoting nuclear power plants all over the world, made by Hitachi and Toshiba and run by TEPCO.)

From METI's press release (in Japanese, exclamation marks are theirs, not mine) on 5/23/2011:

METI will set up a market for the goods from the earthquake-hit areas to support the recovery!

The first will be held on Wednesday May 25 to sell vegetables!!

At the Ministry of Economy and Trade, we will display and sell traditional crafts, daily goods, and farm produce from the areas affected by the March 11 earthquake in order to promote the recovery in those areas.

On Wednesday May 25, we will hold "'Ganbare' Fukushima! Produce Market" on the ground floor of the METI building, where the vegetables grown in Fukushima will be sold. The market is open to the general public, so please stop by.

Date and time: Wednesday May 25, 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Place: at the main entrance of the METI main building
What is sold: vegetables and other food items made in Fukushima
Open to public
Details (vegetables subject to change, depending on the availability): asparagus, tomato, cucumber, blueberry jam, curry sauce with chickens grown in Aizu [western 1/3 of Fukushima Prefecture], ramen noodles, seasoned soy sauce.

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