In Canadian Medical Association Journal: Japanese Response to Fukushima Even Worse than Communist Russian Response to Chernobyl … “The Japanese Government Was Lying Through Its Teeth”, there are a lot of claims that the Fukushima dai-ichi incident is worse than the government claims, possibly too many to examine.
However, there's one claim that goes directly against what I'd heard and stated. It says
Ruff similarly charges that the government has mismanaged the file and provided the public with misinformation. As an example, he cites early reports that stable iodine had been distributed to children and had worked effectively, when, “in fact, iodine wasn’t given to anyone.”
Was stable iodine distributed to citizens of Japan likely to be affected by Fukushima dai-ichi?