Cyndi Lauper is urging people and the governments outside Japan to buy products made in Fukushima to support the recovery of Fukushima.
She's been visiting Fukushima on charity events, and meeting children in Fukushima. Instead of speaking out for the safety of children in the contaminated area, she urges foreigners to buy Fukushima goods.
She even expresses her dismay that the disaster debris clearing hasn't progressed.
Perfect spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Labor (food), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (appeal to foreigners), and the Ministry of the Environment (debris distribution).
NHK News reports (3/12/2012; the link won;'t last):
Ms. Cyndi Lauper, world-famous pop star who is in Japan for the one-year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake/tsunami disaster, held a press conference on March 12 to the foreign media. She said, "Please give economic support by aggressively buying things produced in Fukushima Prefecture and other disaster-affected areas."
Ms. Lauper arrived in Japan last year on the day of the earthquake/tsunami. She remained and gave concerts. She is in Japan again on the 1-year anniversary, and attended the press conference on March 12 for the foreign media stationed in Tokyo.
In the press conference, Ms. Lauper said she was surprised to see the large amount of disaster debris still there undisposed when she visited Ishinomaki City in Miyagi City, and shocked when her friend in Fukushima Prefecture gave her sweets by saying "Don't worry they are not contaminated with radiation".
Then, she appealed to the foreign media by saying "Fukushima and the disaster affected areas are isolated. It is important to revitalize the commerce and the economy of the affected areas. Please buy the products made in Fukushima and other disaster affected areas." She also said she will continue her activities always remembering the disaster affected areas.
I guess she's never heard of the nuclear accident or radioactive cesium. Nor seen the small children with glass badges.
You can still view the video clip of the NHK News segment at the link.
I personally have no idea if she's a world-famous pop star now. The last I heard was "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", and that I think was in 1980s.