Japan in the News: Tainted Rice Scandal

We have been following the recent tainted rice scandal in Japan, which resulted in a tragedy when the president of a rice retailer in Nara prefecture hanged himself at this home.

Rice is very important as it is a basic staple food in Japan and most Asian countries (even found in liquor such as shochu).  We even recently attended a rice reaping event in Roppongi.

Updated: 09/19/08: Japan agriculture minister quits over tainted rice.

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