From the WaPo, March 29:
"As officials begin to fill spreadsheets with new data points, they have tracked contamination to farms, stirring consumer fears and financial anxieties among farmers.
The government last week banned the shipment of 11 vegetables from three prefectures and recommended that people in Japan do not eat them. The blow to agricultural life is seen as contributing to the death of a 64-year-old farmer in Sukagawa City, who reportedly hanged himself last Thursday.
The farmer’s two adult children told the Asahi Shimbun newspaper that their father had grown distraught over the future of his cabbage farm after the government banned the shipment of leafy vegetables in Fukushima prefecture that were found to have elevated levels of radiation.
“I think he felt like he lost everything he built, devoting his life,” the man’s 35-year-old son said, according to the newspaper."
( Tks to Tsubasa Kato at Digital World Tokyo for photo of major cabbage farm in Tokyo area.)