Tokyo water supply gets contaminated with radiation from the nuclear plants in Fukushima causing bottled water and juice to be sold out at supermarkets across the city.
High levels of radioactive iodine, enough to harm young infants, was found to have leaked into Tokyo's drinking water last week, and despite rationing and levels apparently falling back to normal, Tokyoites are still having trouble finding bottled water in supermarkets across the city.
Some shops, including this Seiyu supermarket near Ogikubo Station, near central Tokyo, have a limit of one bottle per customer. Yet despite this level of rationing, bottles fly off the shelves nearly as fast as they are stocked, leaving many to search nearby convenience stores and vending machines, which run out of water nearly as fast.
Tokyo's city government has appealed to the public to be calm, and have even been handing out bottled water to families with infants - those most at danger from drinking water contaminated with iodine. But despite their best efforts it is still nearly impossible to find bottled water or juice in many of the city's supermarkets.
Tokyo is also facing an energy crisis due to the nuclear reactors being knocked out, causing many supermarkets to dim their lights, forcing shoppers to try and pick through what little is left in the shops under dim lighting.