Sub-contractors of sub-contractors of contractors performing the Fukushima clean-up are recruiting homeless men to do the work for minimum wage. After food and lodging was deducted, some of them ended up in debt. Some of the sub-subs have Yakuza ties.
China has declared 8 million acres of land – about the size of Belgium – as too contaminated by industrial pollution to be used to grow food. The loss of that much usable land puts China in a position where it doesn’t have enough usable land to produce its own food.
If only the heavy hand of government regulation loosened its icy grip from the Asian entrepreneurs who would rectify these situations in a true free market environment, just imagine the Far Eastern paradise we’d see: Chinese farmland would be clean and plentiful (and the Chinese surely wouldn’t be choking on pollution from coal-fired plants), and the Japanese streets would be empty of irradiated homeless men who were screwed out of their paychecks.