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  • proper n. a prefecture in Japan, its capital is Maebashi.


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  • A Tokyo-based cooperative delivered spinach grown in Chiba Prefecture to consumers in three eastern Japan prefectures, despite a government ban on shipments. 74 lots of spinach were delivered to 70 households in Gunma, Saitama and Chiba prefectures and had already been consumed by the time it was realized they were banned.

    David Wagner: Report from Tokyo: Limited Progress

  • Two of the five plants—the Takasaki plant in Gunma prefecture and the Kofu plant in Yamanashi prefecture—resumed operations last week and are currently running at full capacity.

    Renesas Looks to Bring Two Factories Back Online

  • The statements came a day after the government ordered Fukushima prefecture, as well as the neighboring Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma prefectures, to suspend shipments of spinach and rapeseed after radiation that exceeded regulated limits was detected in some produce.

    Radioactive Materials in Food, Water Spread

  • It says the readings showed levels of iodine and cesium exceeding the permissible level in food from the six prefectures, including Chiba, Gunma, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Nagano and Tochigi.

    Russia Bans Food Imports From 6 Japanese Prefectures

  • The United States announced a ban Tuesday on all milk products, fresh fruit and vegetables from four radiation-affected Japanese prefectures, including Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki and Tochigi.

    Russia Bans Food Imports From 6 Japanese Prefectures

  • Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the maker of Subaru cars and trucks, said Thursday that it will extend a production suspension to Monday at its plant in Gunma, north of Tokyo.

    Toyota Set to Restart Output

  • But fears of radiation-contaminated food may have an outsized impact on Japanese fresh-food exporters even though contamination risk currently is restricted to the provinces of Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma.

    Japan Food Fears Prompt Import Curbs

  • Also on Sunday, Gunma prefecture detected higher-than-standard iodine-131 in spinach from one location, and higher-than-standard cesium in kakina, a Japanese leafy vegetable, from another location.

    Radiation in Food Rises

  • But on Monday, Gunma prefecture, north of Tokyo, reported that a fish containing more than the legally allowed amount of cesium was caught in a river in the prefecture, the first such case outside Fukushima prefecture.

    Japan Finds Radiation Spread Over a Wide Area

  • On Monday, the government ordered Fukushima prefecture—site of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s troubled Daiichi nuclear power plant—as well as neighboring prefectures Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma to suspend shipments of spinach and rapeseed after radiation exceeding regulated safety limits was detected in some produce.

    Tokyo Suspends More Food Shipments


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