Russia Just Says "Nyet" To Japan's Radioactive Exports

Tyler Durden's picture

While Japanese imports are surging on the back of an ever-depreciating currency and ever-appreciating cost of energy, it would appear the enterprising Easterners have come up with a solution to two problems - exports and radiation. As RT reports, more than 130 "contaminated" used cars from Japan were denied access to Russia last year. The consumer watchdog agency Rospotrebnadzor is also closely monitoring deliveries of fish.


A customs officer holds up a device used for measuring radiation levels, while standing in front of vehicles delivered from Japan, in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok.


Via RT,



Strict control of all cargo, arriving from Japan, will continue in 2014 as well, Rospotrebnadzor said on its website.

In 2013, Russia has banned 165 batches of contaminated goods from entering the country. There were mainly used cars – 132, and spare parts for vehicles – 33,” the statement said.


Deliveries of fish coming from Japan and those caught in the Pacific Ocean are also being monitored, the agency said.


Particular attention is paid to this issue in Russia’s Far East, where radiation control of fish is being wieldy implemented, including the distribution chain,” Rospotrebnadzor said.


The supply of Japanese fish to Russia is currently allowed only under a special declaration that confirms the presence of radioactive substances in the products is within safety standards established by the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.



It seems the world is also losing interest in one of Japan's other major exports - Blue-Fin Tuna (as prices have dropped 95% from last year!)

Via The Guardian,

Sushi restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid 7.36m yen (£43,000) for a 230kg (507lb) bluefin tuna in the year's celebratory first auction at Tokyo's Tsukiji market on Sunday – just 5% of what he paid a year earlier despite signs that the species is in serious decline.




There were 1,729 tuna sold in Sunday's first auction for 2014, according to the city government, down from 2,419 last year. The 32,000 yen ($305) per kilogram paid for the top fish this year compares with 700,000 yen per kilogram last year.

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OwnSilverPlayMusic's picture

Come down to Crazy Shinzo's for a half-life off sale! wakka wakka

knukles's picture

If rou rike lour ladiasun, rou can kreep lour ladiasun.

"Don't Chernobyl me, dude!"

Yenbot's picture

I've got a crazy gaijin friend who likes to make "rou rike" racist-ass jokes. Other than that, he's okay. He loves to eat sushi, constantly asks us out to dinner, and is too stupid to realize we aren't eating fish.

Maybe I should tell him "Fish Ladioactive", eh Knucks?

Or maybe at least "we don't tark rike that", eh?

On second thought, I'll just keep my mouth shut. I'm a porite Jap.

NoDebt's picture

Stop being so porite.  Get it on video.  Post it up.  This is Fight Club, after all.  

Make sure you throw in some "Sum Ting Wong", "We Too Lo" and "Ho Lee Fuk" stuff, too.  Make that sonofabitch as absolutely uncomfortable as you possible can.

Yeah, I know, that was Korean Airlines, not Japan, but what the fuck?  He obviously won't know the difference anyway.

And yes, that was a joke, not a racist comment.  Just a little advice from somebody who could never quite keep his mouth completely shut when something irked him.

markmotive's picture

Multiply Japan by the 1000+ reactors worldwide that all depend on the kindness (and health) of Homer Simpsons and we'll see a real armageddon.

Fukushima is just the beginning.

Manthong's picture

The Missus is Mediterranean and she likes her tuna in olive oil.. I like mine in water, but not heavy water.

are we there yet's picture

Seriously dude if you have a friend who you can call a gaijin and he can make asian jokes, and you are both consenting adults. Then you are officially friends, and you should tell your friend that radioactive sushi will turn him into godzilla. Have a laugh, that is what friends do.

jon dough's picture

Righten up, Flancis...

Johnny Cocknballs's picture

Q. What's the difference between two cocks and a joke?

A. --- you can take two cocks.

thomasincincy's picture

"Don't Chernobyl me, dude!"

speaking of that... ya think maybe it was sabotage. those pesky woodpeckers sure do cause problems on the bird feeder. ;) interesting with the whole ukraine situation recently

fudge's picture

Like this ?


from a tweet by Dmitry Rogozin with interesting comments.

you'll probally need to translate ;-)

HardlyZero's picture

You can rain on a tuna, but you can't tuna Ukraine.

Four chan's picture

if you have a disaster on your island say a tsunami and it blows your nuke

plant and destroys cities full of stuff, houses, people, and cars, you have

a huge disaster, limited resources for production, why not make lemonade out of lemons

and recycle all that scrap, put into your exports and as your nuke plant poisons the ocean,

you ship out all that scrap as exports, the new world version of win win.


kudos to russia for doing 1000x more than the usa towards blocking tainted radioactive imports.

Volkodav's picture

Russia is doing more about a lot of things...

noob's picture

oh yah, they’re a bunch of saints, fursure ...
sign right up,  get some freedom

Russians set up free speech zones for Winter Olympics

Jack Burton's picture

The poster never said anything like Russia is saintly. Why do you put words in his mouth and demand he defend them? As to protests. Have you never seen what happens to protestors in the USA. The chemical warfare against them, the beatings, the arrests, the protest zones where people are caged by thousands of cops into a free speech area a mile from where the event they seek to protest is. Did you miss the beatings at Occupy Wall-Street?

You must really have not noticed that your government spys on 100% of it's citizens all the time. Why no real protest in America? Because if anyone trys, they get sprayed with chemcials, tazed, beaten and hauled to jail. You must get a permit and stay inside certain zones even to ask for the right to protest in any major American city.


OwnSilverPlayMusic's picture

America is choking to death on its own hypocrisy.  But we still have ample amounts of arrogance.

Deo vindice's picture

noob - ever heard of bubble zones around abortion clinics where anti-abortionists aren't allowed to protest?

Oh, that's in America, not Russia btw.

noob's picture

russia seems to be aspiring to be just like every other despot nation on the planet.

yep, in light of that, it's nice to see the poster find some smidge of decency / concern for its people.

Volkodav's picture

Russia is more free in many ways.

No one ready to inspect in your panties at every airport



noob's picture

tailored tyranny...

some countries wear the biggie size.

Volkodav's picture

Jack Burton  I Agree all you said...Also,  penalties and fines for especially lesser crimes are much less harsh in Russia.

Problem is laws aren't developed. only 22 year out from Soviet...


Volkodav's picture

US and Eurupe been doing zones and worse for years just for political events.

Just short of setting minefields to keep protestors with legitimate gripes away...different protester than NGO supported like come in Russia.

Remember Boston shut down?

Volgorod did not close down even after much worse bombings

It makes more sense to do this for the Olympics since the terrorism real threat.

There more important safety issues for those who arrive to events.

Who wants to make big personal investment to attend Olympics and put up with these few protester types?

Russians think different...WTF is their business to tell Russia how to live.




Johnny Cocknballs's picture

You should remove the cock from your own eye before criticizing the semen in another's.

Millivanilli's picture



Fukushima is fucking everything up.  Biomagnification is real.  


Shit is going wrong in real time.

HardlyZero's picture

Things are heating up over the Pacific...and the East China Sea. exit squeeze between.

OwnSilverPlayMusic's picture

I'm with you 100% on this one.  This is the largest environmental disaster in history.  I just like crackin jokes.  The crazy thing is, that when I was in high school circa 2002 we learned all about Chernobyl, yet in the MSM we don't hear shit about Fukushima.  I guess if you're on the "good guys" team we could give a damn if you almost rain fallout on the whole Northern hemisphere.  What a world.

tony wilson's picture

what if the magna bsp mossad controlled demolition was about haarp tesla tech.

killing people for sure wiping out the breeders hell yes but also control of the planet via weather.

haarp needs the radiation juice flowing around the planet.



This invention relates to a method and apparatus for altering at least one selected region normally existing above the earth's surface and more particularly relates to a method and apparatus for altering said at least one region by initially transmitting electromagnetic radiation from the earth's surface essentially parallel to and along naturally-occurring, divergent magnetic field lines which extend from the earth's surface through the region or regions to be altered.


In the past several years, substantial effort has been made to understand and explain the phenomena involved in belts of trapped electrons and ions, and to explore possible ways to control and use these phenomena for beneficial purposes. For example, in the late 1950's and early 1960's both the United States and U.S.S.R. detonated a series of nuclear devices of various yields to generate large numbers of charged particles at various altitudes, e.g., 200 kilometers (km) or greater. This was done in order to establish and study artifical belts of trapped electrons and ions.

bobert's picture


Are you supposed to be talking about this?

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

I have stopped eating Tuna because of this, I don't know where the feck it is sourced from.

NoDebt's picture

Yeah, the Russians would know about this sort of stuff, wouldn't they?

Just send them the other direction- LA.  Some dingbat will pay BitCoin for them, I'm sure.  Few weeks later he'll wonder why his hair is falling out and he's bleeding out of every orifice.


knukles's picture

Bicoin makes you bleed out the butt?
I heard you couldn't fondle it, but that's just wrong.

NoDebt's picture

So far my BitCoins haven't caused me any discomfort, but I was thinking of parting with a little to buy a geiger counter.

HardlyZero's picture

Bitcoin isn't it ?

NoDebt's picture

Um.... I'm not entirely sure.  Hence, the geiger counter.  

It's POLITICAL radioactivity is certainly rising fast, though.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Maybe someday the US will have inspection standards for fish and other foods which are as rigorous as those in Russia. Maybe.

HardlyZero's picture

Sounds like a paranormal reality TV Zombie Cars which take over their owners.

Got rights ?

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

All that radiated tuna will end up at American fast food restaurants. And all you fat, cheap bastards will eat it up. Yum! The resulting tumors should thin the herd faster than the GMO's and Trans fats could. Win/Win!

Jack Burton's picture

Just so that radioactive shit doesn't end up im my cat's food. Given that a fish sandwhich at McDonalds consists of ground up fish heads, fins, belly fat and tails, all with chemical whiteners and the taste created by a chemical additive. What is not to like. What we used to feed out pets, is now people food for the masses. How long before Soylent Green is standard fare at McDonalds. Pickels, ketchup, onion and people all on a bun with special sauce.

WillyGroper's picture

I'm feeding it to mine anyway.

At least they'll die happy.

With Fuku it's futile.

Eat, drink & feel Mary.

HardlyZero's picture

be Merry.  Heh, caught you groping.

noob's picture

free easy bake oven with every purchase.

incidental capital controls , yah

sunnyside's picture

Not anymore.  EPA banned the light bulb used in it to cook with.

HardlyZero's picture

Well yes and no.  If the food is packaged properly it won't self-cook until you zip open the anti-radiation packaging.  If they get the rems at the right level, after zipping open the sealed lead cartridge, it should be tasty hot in 5 minutes, tops.

Ignatius's picture

Under TPP the Japanese won't have to suffer this unjust embarassment.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

The Chinese probably would have bought those cars if it hadn't been for Abe developing a case of explosive Diaoyurrhea.

akak's picture

A very bad case of senkaka and no roadside in sight upon which to relieve himself --- oh the humanity!