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Japan boosting seafood exports to Southeast Asia, U.S. as China keeps ban

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As long there tainted water being dumped, no seafood from Japan!

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He urged Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government to maintain transparency over information related to the treated water and proactively disseminate such information with its validity backed by internationally endorsed scientific methods.

"This will be a long game," Koga said. "And at the same time Japan needs to keep informing China of information and data with scientific evidence."

The best scientific evidence would be the final check of the processed wastewater just before it is to be discharged.

But Japan stopped doing it for some reason.

They have to resume doing that and dissimenate the data in the most transparent way possible

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It seems that people have forgotten the science of the thing. I rather like fish and am sure the waters are safe to eat fish from. I'll go with the science. I don't have to guess, be frightened, or cynical. I can just enjoy my fish.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Japan has its work cut out

For US alone meat and seafood exports dropped more than 25% last year

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Japan should ban all seafood imports from China, which discharges far more wastewater than Japan.

Let the Russians keep Chinese exports going. Shoppers in Japan (and elsewhere) aren't going to miss them.

China has been a member of the IAEA since 1984 and they are deliberately ignoring the science in order to advance their policy of weaponizing trade.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

We eat fish for lunch every single day.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

I am getting very affordable and tasty Japanese scallop in most places I visit, so selfishly, I don't mind the Chinese ban, but yeah, it's just pure coercion on the CCP's part.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Japan has its work cut out

nah....Chinese people are the victims of the CCP's politically driven market manipulation. They ban Australian beef, barley and wine, it ended up strangling their own industries because they had to replace with poor quality beef from Brazil, more expensive wine from France...

They recently lifted the ban on wine and sales in China are through the roof...Japan just have to stay composed, find new markets.

Put it another way, China can't cultivate a service economy because all its eggs are put into the export market, whilst it uses its own service economy as the iron hand for political punishment. Let them.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Lol no problem then

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

The science is easy. Just do the final measurement again before discharge and show the world the results.

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once again the world show to chicom their claim are pure propaganda and an insult to solid science. If the scholars in chicom only serve the politicians and no solid science, they can just abolish science subject in their primary/high school or university. It is a pure joke to study the subject and then in the end, you manipulate and twist everything just for the pleasure of the politicians. It is a shame

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China knew they couldn’t compete in quality, processing and storage technique, so are grasping at straws.

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Tokyo should further reduce its dependence on the Chinese market for not only seafood but other sectors so as to minimize risks associated with trade, analysts say.

I've been saying this since the 90s. China is and has always been about the power game.

Would love to see China eat humble pie. Japan shouldn't forget this major slight.

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Time will tell: Those people who eaten these fisheries, good health and good luck !

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The minister of Japanese fisheries, Tetsuya Nomura has said those water were "Contaminated Water". He was under political pressure by Kishida to apologize and withdrawn that statement.

Now who is using political pressure to cover up the fact ? He is the minister of fisheries and he knew the fact and told the truth. But the prime minister of Japan has no conscience of customer's health but only protecting the fishery revenues of Japan.

So why blame China ? Who is the despicable and dishonest here ?

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

Minister of fisheries: Tetsuro Nomura.

Sure he has said those water were contaminated water.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

I have a questions..... how do you eat a fishery or fisheries?

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What Nomura said was a slip of the tongue, he apologized the same day in the evening.

The expression "Contaminated Water" is used only by Japan to describe the water before it undergoes treatment to eliminate most radioactive materials. After ALPS treatment, the water is called ‘‘treated water” by Japan and other international organizations.

Time will tell: Those people who eaten these fisheries, good health and good luck !

I think people in China should be more worried about the food in their own country.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYr87XCAa48

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Sakamoto, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, was alluding to China's assertion that Japan was discharging "nuclear-contaminated water" into the sea.

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Sakamoto is correct.

Japan is discharging contaminated water into the sea.

Is there any doubt about that?

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kurisupisuToday 09:56 pm JST

Japan is discharging contaminated water into the sea.

Is there any doubt about that?

Yes. From countries that understand science and that aren't totalitarian dystopias. And from the IAEA.

....

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-finds-japans-plans-to-release-treated-water-into-the-sea-at-fukushima-consistent-with-international-safety-standards

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safety review has concluded that Japan’s plans to release treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station into the sea are consistent with IAEA Safety Standards.

In a report formally presented by Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo today, the IAEA also said that the discharges of the treated water would have a negligible radiological impact to people and the environment.

...

But go on repeating CCP propaganda if it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside for obeying the Emperor.

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sakurasukiToday 07:23 am JST

As long there tainted water being dumped, no seafood from Japan!

There's the T word again, straight out of the playbook. Have a social credit point.

elephant200Today 11:17 am JST

Who is the despicable and dishonest here ?

China.

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isabelle

June 13 10:53 pm JST

kurisupisuToday 09:56 pm JST

> Japan is discharging contaminated water into the sea.

> Is there any doubt about that?

> Yes. From countries that understand science and that aren't totalitarian dystopias. And from the IAEA.

> ....

> https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-finds-japans-plans-to-release-treated-water-into-the-sea-at-fukushima-consistent-with-international-safety-standards

> An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safety review has concluded that Japan’s plans to release treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station into the sea are consistent with IAEA Safety Standards.

> In a report formally presented by Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo today, the IAEA also said that the discharges of the treated water would have a negligible radiological impact to people and the environment.

Hahahaha Japan doing away with the final check of the wastewater before release is consistent with iaea safely standards?

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Daniel Neagari

June 13 01:20 pm JST

I have a questions..... how do you eat a fishery or fisheries?

That's a difficult a questions to answer lol

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Japanese seafood is some of the best on the planet. When I am visiting Japan I eat plenty of seafood but I will not eat any that is labeled that it comes from Fukushima. Iwate and Hokkaido have had the tastiest that I have had so far. Seafood in Yamaguchi was surprisingly good too.

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