Reports out today that the Fukushima government and Japan's Reconstruction Agency are considering taking action over an episode from Netflix's “Dark Tourist” series.
The episode in question covers a tour of areas hit by the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, when multiple meltdowns and reactor explosions caused the evacuation of 160,000 residents.
During the tour, which was organised for foreign tourists, claims are made that a meal served at a restaurant in a town that was badly affected by the meltdowns had been contaminated with radiation.
The video also shows tour participants getting upset by rising radiation readings on their bus.
Concerned by the potential negative impact the video could have, the Fukushima Prefectural Government and Reconstruction Agency has said it was "examining" the content, with an eye to possible legal action, according to some Japanese news outlets.
Kiwi journalist David Farrier appears to have caught the attention of Japanese authorities over his video tour of Fukushima.
The Dark Tourist series is fronted by David Farrier, who explores so-called "dark tourist" spots, or destinations with a dark and sometimes grisly background. In the episode n question, the New Zealand journalist went on a tour of areas affected by the March 2011, 9.0-magnitude earthquake and mega-tsunami, which triggered the meltdowns and explosions at three of the six reactors at Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.