'Oishinbo' manga to be suspended
The Japan News -- May 18
Shogakukan Inc. will suspend publication of the gourmet manga series "Oishinbo" after recent episodes provoked controversy over the health effects of radiation from the March 2011 nuclear accident, it was learned Saturday.

Oishinbo will not appear in the publisher's weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine for some time from the issue to be released on May 26, informed sources said. Shogakukan will announce the decision in the issue to be published Monday.

The manga series caused controversy due to a recent episode in which the lead character suffers nosebleeds after visiting the Fukushima nuclear plant-suggesting the nosebleed was an effect of exposure to radiation-and by another in which a character modeled after a real-life former Futaba mayor warns, "People currently must not live in Fukushima."

In addition, a separate character calls attention to the health effects of radiation-contaminated debris on residents in Osaka.

小学館の漫画「美味しんぼ」の福島第一原発事故を巡る描写が批判を受けている問題で、­編集部が19日に発売の最新号で「表現のあり方について、今一度、見直していく」との­見解を掲載していることが分かりました。
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