This appears to be inspired by Japan vs. Korea disputes that continue to plague us.
According to Yahoo News Japan...
"Japanese people create meat from human
feces; Korean net users say
'President's office should buy'"
According to the Korean "No Cut News",
a Japanese scientist has created "dung
meat" out of human feces. It is said
to be high in nutritious value. This
news has hit the Korean web by storm,
and many Korean Internet users are
taking the opportunity to take jabs at
the Korean government. Reported by
China Net Japanese.
According to the report, Japanese
scientist Ikeda Mitsuyuki has
determined in reprocessing experiments
that human feces are rich in proteins,
and has created edible "dung meat".
Ikeda explains, "This dung meat is
comprised of proteins distilled from
human feces, along with bean products
and beef. It tastes the same as beef."
This "meat" contains 63% protein as
well as 25% carbohydrates. It is thus
highly nutritious, and costs 10 to 20
times more than normal meat.
There has been a large response on
Korean portal site "Daum". One user
made a comment regarding Korean
government officials, stating "The
Government house should buy a ton of
this dung meat. I'd like to see them
set up cameras in their cafeterias and
televise their meals. It'd be fun to
watch the government eat sh#t."
Another user writes, "Japanese
scientists are able to make food out
of sh#t. They are clearly very
technologically advanced. Korean
scientists have a lot to learn from
(Edited by Yonehara Yuko)
Not surprisingly, the comments are full of racism towards Koreans.
This Japanese scientist is well aware of the Koreans' tastes.
You'd report this? How stupid do you have to be?
'cuz the Koreans love their dung wine, right? lol, it's perfect.
To hell with all that K-Pop and Korean dramas they show in the Japanese media. Start showing them all this stuff!
You want to steal it from us again and sell it as a Korean delicacy along with ttongsul, don't you? Be my guest, you can have this one.
Regarding the ttongsul in the last comment, it's a dung wine that's rumored in Japan to be a delicacy in Korea. The story there is disgustingly symmetrical (forgive me if my translation is incorrect; my Korean is terrible and Naver Dictionary/Translate can only help so much):
"Koreans drink 'ttongsul (dung wine)',
says Japanese article"
There is commotion on a popular
Japanese portal site regarding an
article that states falsely that
"Koreans enjoy ttongsul".
Japanese blog news site "Rocket News
24" wrote last July 31st entitled
"What does Korean human feces wine
'ttongsul' taste like?". It writes of
how a Japanese woman learned of this
supposedly traditional Korean wine. It
also describes how this ttongsul is
The article writes that it is an item
of Chinese (Oriental) medicine, and
that people still drink it
recreationally, especially in the
countryside. The article was published
on popular Japanese search portal site
Livedoor. It is based on a blog post
by a Japanese woman who apparently
married in Korea, and was told of this
by her husband.
According to historical documents,
ttongsul has indeed existed, and was
used to treat blood congestion as well
as back pain. Dog and bird feces were
also said to be used to make wine.
However, it would not be an
overstatement to say that virtually no
one drinks such wines now, being used
only as fertilizer in some cases.
Netizens express disbelief that such a
fallacious article could reach the top
of Japan's most popular portal site.
So, this "dung meat" rumor is likely a retaliatory effort by some faceless troll.
This pisses me off beyond words -- not because the "dung meat" thing is so racist, but because the Japanese are going to believe they're justified in their rampant belligerent racist attitudes when in fact we've been pulling this exact same nonsense the whole time -- and evidently aren't even admitting to it despite being aware of the fact.
If there are any Koreans reading this, I'm sorry that you have to put up with this. This is extremely disheartening. Because you know what? We started it.