12 Apr '11, 1pm

Japanese queue to buy produce from nuclear zone to show solidarity with the region.

Japanese queue to buy produce from nuclear zone to show solidarity with the region.

Shoppers in the capital Tokyo lined up on the first day of the two-day market to buy fresh strawberries, asparagus, tomatoes and leeks from Iwaki - an area about 50km from the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was devastated by the disaster. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO - JAPANESE shoppers on Tuesday snapped up fruit and vegetables farmed in the area hit by a nuclear disaster at a specially organised market, saying they wanted to show solidarity with the region. The event was held to support the hard-hit farmers of an area of northeastern Japan devastated by the triple whammy of a massive earthquake followed by a tsunami and the biggest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. Shoppers in the capital Tokyo lined up on the first day of the two-day market to buy fresh strawberries, asparagus, tomatoes and leeks from Iwaki - an area about 50km from the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was deva...

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