- Sputnik International, 1920, 24.01.2023
Find top stories and features from Asia and the Pacific region. Keep updated on major political stories and analyses from Asia and the Pacific. All you want to know about China, Japan, North and South Korea, India and Pakistan, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Japan to Allocate Extra $137Mln to Fishermen Amid China's Seafood Import Ban - Reports

© AFP 2023 / YOSHIKAZU TSUNOFishermen slaughter a 10m-long bottlenose whale at the Wada port in Minami-Boso city, Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo
Fishermen slaughter a 10m-long bottlenose whale at the Wada port in Minami-Boso city, Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.09.2023
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese government intends to allocate an additional 20 billion yen ($136.8 million) to support fishermen and fisheries after China imposed a ban on imports of Japanese seafood over the release of treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean, Japanese media reported on Saturday.
Prior to the start of water release from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the government announced measures to support the fishing industry in the event of reputational damage worth 80 billion yen.
The new measures will aim to mitigate the damage from the ban, mainly the purchase and storage of scallop, the fishery of which is particularly dependent on exports to China, the news agency reported.
In addition, the government will reequip domestic processing plants and instruct the Japan External Trade Organization to find new markets, the report said.
An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. (File) - Sputnik International, 1920, 01.09.2023
Over 72% of South Koreans Oppose Japan's Fukushima Water Release - Poll
On August 24, Japan began dumping treated wastewater from the Fukushima NPP into the Pacific Ocean, despite strong opposition from other countries in the region. The IAEA has said the treated water would have a negligible radiological impact on people and the environment.
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
Заголовок открываемого материала