Monday, June 20, 2011

Fluff News (news without content [about people who don't matter])

Worried about contaminated school lunches, a mother sends her child to school with a box lunch ... the only child to bring their own lunch to class

1 :名無しさん@涙目です。(東京都):2011/06/19(日) 22:26:22.91 ID:6YFzo0QA0 ?PLT
Fighting an invisible enemy, a mother protects her child! Mrs. Ayumi, a resident of Chiba Prefecture, hasn't been feeding her first year primary school child the school lunch since she started school: for fear of radiation contamination. She tells the school the reason her daughter can't eat the school lunch is because of allergies, but in reality she is worried about contaminated foodstuffs. For her eldest daughter who is the only one in class to bring a box lunch, the mother meticulously prepares the same lunch that is on the school menu. 
"I would hate for her to be bullied because of my fault."

On the 21st of May, her daughter came in from the rain with a rash on her forehead. "I worried that it might be because of radiation." On the 23rd, radioactive material was discovered in the Tokyo public water supply. Panicked, the mother and daughter got on the train and evacuated to a weekly flat in Kyoto, but because of her daughter's entrance ceremony they would have to return to Tokyo.

Since then they've stopped eating out completely, and get their vegetables from Kansai and eggs from Kyuusyuu. Because of the increased expenses they limit their water intake to bottled water: 4litres per day, to do the washing up they use an office water cooler.

Let's see the Japanese response to this mother's uneducated reactionary approach to disaster.

2 :名無しさん@涙目です。(千葉県):2011/06/19(日) 22:27:10.52 ID:vSUx5Ff60
引っ越せよ Just bloody move!

4 :名無しさん@涙目です。(東京都):2011/06/19(日) 22:27:49.44 ID:DKFaaOub0
そこまで貫くのはすごいと思うよ  I think it's impressive she takes it that far

5 :名無しさん@涙目です。(埼玉県):2011/06/19(日) 22:28:02.34 ID:KthNTWZQ0
その弁当ははたして安全かな?( ̄ー ̄)ニヤリ
Ah, but can you be certain those boxed lunches are safe?

10 :名無しさん@涙目です。(チベット自治区):2011/06/19(日) 22:29:14.41 ID:+AvSS7pO0
I guess it's the maternal instinct
But at this rate the mother will have a mental collapse first

15 :名無しさん@涙目です。(福岡県):2011/06/19(日) 22:29:59.63 ID:hhu4w36P0
In 4 years time we'll see how right she was

18 :名無しさん@涙目です。(京都府):2011/06/19(日) 22:30:41.44 ID:n+dRmdpj0
When something goes this far it's not good for the mental health

19 :名無しさん@涙目です。(埼玉県):2011/06/19(日) 22:30:48.88 ID:B4qF1Mv50
もう汚染されてる。In a way it's impressive she took it this far... although it's pointless. Everything is already contaminated. 

Let's learn Japanese

精神衛生 seisin eisei
Mental Health


  1. i like that you translated it as "bloody".

  2. This is the most pointless news report I've seen in a while :p 'fluff news' is so dumb.

  3. I don't see why they don't just get food from elsewhere has less chance of being 'contaminated'?

  4. I think it's a good idea for the mother to do this. I mean the server might care about the radiation, the school might care about the radiation, but the supply chain doesn't. There are too many stops between the farms and the consumer.

  5. This wouldn't be a big deal in the United States.

  6. I really like your blog its very entertaining!