Are we experiencing a mutant butterfly crisis?

Scared of bugs, much? How about mutant bugs? Well insects around the area of Fukushima, notably Butterflies, are already showing signs of physiological and genetic abnormalities as a result of exposure to radiation from the nuclear mishap at Fukushima. We could have a brigade of mutant butterflies on our hands.

Also, why exactly are Japan and South Korea disputing ownership over a small group of islands home to just 2 permanent residents: an octopus fisherman and his wife. Interesting.

Japan Correspondent Toby Slade has all the latest news direct from Tokyo to brighten our worldly outlook, keep everything in perspective and dissolve fears of a possible mutant butterfly crisis. Listen to his latest chat with Tim Brunero here on Breakfast.

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