Is it safe to purchase Japanese leather jacket (radiation exposure?)

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Dionysus, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Dionysus

    Dionysus New in Town

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    Have my eye on few Japanese maker, but worried about the potential radiation exposure could still affects the cloth they made.
    Anyone in Japan who can answer this question?
    Thanks
     
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    Mich486 One Too Many

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  3. high-maintenance

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    This is a radiation map by US/Japan Joint research (measured from air)
    As you can see the radiation level is the highest on the ground zero and plummets dramatically as it travels further from the center.

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    This is a schematics that shows the radiation level of Fukushima incident compared with Chernobyl.

    So here is my opinion.
    AVOID anything near Fukushima. (Especially seafood and crops)
    BUT This does not mean that you have to AVOID everything that comes from Japan.

    I read the article (from a source that I cannot remember) the incidence of various cancers of Fukushima residents sky-rocketed. (I personally don't understand A. Why are there still people living in Fukushima after the incident, B.Why there are still doctors, who know much about the danger of radiation, working in hospitals in Fukushima) This is like living in Chernobyl after the meltdown, which is obviously a stupid thing to do.

    Now, Japan is a big country. Not as big as USA or Russia, but still a big one that spans vertically. The radiation map clearly shows that the further away you travel from Fukushima the safer. Take a look at Tokyo, the radiation level is sub-international limit for nuclear workers.
    If you are a pregnant lady visiting Japan for a Holiday, I would suggest AVOID major cities near Fukushima (including Tokyo) just to make sure.

    But a perfectly healthy individual such as yourself certainly do not have to worry about buying leather jackets made in Japan. (As long as the jackets / hides have NOT been manufactured in Fukushima)

    I visit Japan every year and I wouldn't mind staying in Tokyo for a week at all. But I always ask chefs where they sourced the fishes for my sushi. So I suggest you do the same. Check where the jacket has been made. Check where their tanneries at.
     
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  4. Dionysus

    Dionysus New in Town

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    Thanks much for your input!
     
  5. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    No, avoid completely. Anyone and everyone who has ever purchased anything from Japan has died consumed by a kind of vintage aesthetic exposure. Those outside the immediate areas of contamination have been affected - albeit mercifully mildly in comparison - by an obsession with stitch tightness and count which registers (being audible as a series of ghostly clicks, sounding like 'shin-ki-ki-ki-shin-ki') with anyone talking to these individuals. It is necessary at all times to be cognisant of the risks of Japanese-origin purchases, although these decline correspondingly by area.
     
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  6. Monitor

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  7. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The radiation is a good thing . . . my clothing manufactured in Japan glows in the dark . . . very useful for late-night walks.
     
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  8. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    Also, the radioactivity will make many Westerners too bloated for the Japanese cuts, causing - in those most unfortunate - the white turnip effect. There is no treatment at present, but those stricken are often happily unaware of the changes at cellular level and able to move around in public without causing others obvious fear or discomfort.
     
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  9. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    If you smoke, drink alcohol, snort anything illegal, inhale car fumes, eat chlorinated chicken or do anything other than live a hermit life on a lonely atol, I wouldn't worry too much. That said, if you see a mushroom sprouting out of your head, go see a doctor.
     
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  10. ton312

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    LOOL. The biggest risk, and this is a legitimate concern, is to your wallet.
     
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  11. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Surely this is a joke?
     
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  12. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    @high-maintenance, be careful, under Japanese law only the place of landing the fish NOT the place where they are caught is required for labeling.
     
  13. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    Being serious, there were several cases of people raiding the evacuation zones and stealing contaminated things from the evacuees homes to sell.
    There was also a case of irradiated scrap metal that was recycled into hundreds of bicycle baskets that were sold.
    And then there's the kid who sold uranium or something on Yahoo Japan auctions;
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2...-sellers-online-uranium-auction/#.XRnZ4oWRWEc
     
  14. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    Hmmm....these sushi chefs look suspicious.
     
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  16. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I seem to recall a similar thread within the last year or two.
     
  17. zebedee

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  18. Peacoat

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    As this was the OP's first post, it probably was. If not started as a joke, it has become one now.
     
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  19. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    or buy a steak!
     
  20. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Radiated of course, to leave that after glow.

    Japan has been putting in practice ready for next year's olympic games in Tokyo:
    japan_2020-radiation.jpg

    And the French have got themselves into a spat after claiming the Fukushima nuclear leak had an unexpected advantage for the Japanese goal keeper. That's football, the soccer type.
    japan.jpg
     

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