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China demands Japan start Fukushima treated water compensation system

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What about compensation for China's release of much higher radioactive discharge?!

36 ( +43 / -7 )

Wow! China is such a bunch of hypocrites. Unbelievable.

33 ( +39 / -6 )

Oh, shut up China!!

31 ( +37 / -6 )

China demands Japan start Fukushima treated water compensation system

That's fair demand and also Japan should start to compensate fishermen that being victim of those tainted water.

-38 ( +4 / -42 )

Take a hike China.

26 ( +30 / -4 )

Hey China, every spring, I get terrible hay fever and my car is always covered in yellow dust particles that come from your factories and deserts, I need compensation right now! Isn't that how it works?

27 ( +33 / -6 )

I think they need to sort out their own pollution first before worrying about other people's

29 ( +32 / -3 )

China already banned everything Japan produces from the sea, so they know where they can take their demands.

24 ( +27 / -3 )

Dear China, Japan has no money. In the good ol' 80s, she may have tossed a nickel or two your way, accompanied by a shallow bow.

-20 ( +2 / -22 )

Fair game, Japan should compensate them according to the damage estimated by IAEA. But then China should compensate for the economic damage caused by unleashing the covid pandemic

20 ( +23 / -3 )

Such a loathsome government.

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China demands

Hahaha.

17 ( +18 / -1 )

China is really a troublemaker.

16 ( +20 / -4 )

I frequent the Kyushu west coast. It is awash with garbage labeled in the Chinese language. Can we have them clean it up?

26 ( +29 / -3 )

sounds good. japan should send a bill for the value of seafood china banned from japan for no scientific reason.

i guess we’re deep into the era of preposterous claims. was this written by alina habba?

14 ( +16 / -2 )

Japan to China: Bite me.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

China projecting again. Carry on.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

Is there any news that China still has fishermen going into Japanese waters, without permission, and fishing illegally in Japan waters? They ban but still do that.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

China being China.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

The Chinese can go and stick that demand.

They are polluting the world's oceans far, far more than the non-dangerous amounts from Fukushima (as endorsed by IAEA).

The world should be putting huge sanctions on all Chinese goods - and banning ALL produce from that nation due to serious health risks.

Disengage from ALL trade with the PRC.

19 ( +23 / -4 )

Japan has refused the demand, noting that the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded that the water discharge is safe,

Then they should have no problems with it then

-13 ( +1 / -14 )

Seems Xi has screwed his economy so badly that he needs alternative funding sources. Perhaps he could shake down some of his own people, who release far higher amounts:

https://japantoday.com/category/politics/china's-nuclear-plants-released-tritium-above-fukushima-level-in-2022

Perhaps we can talk about "compensation" right after China compensates the rest of the world for the above, and for the millions of people sickened/killed, and the trillions of dollars lost, due to its Coronavirus. (We're still waiting for that full investigation, Xi).

16 ( +18 / -2 )

Then they should have no problems with it then

What China is saying is Give Me Money whether there's any actual damage or not - note the word Potential.

If there is any significant provable damage, there's already a court system the Chinese can try. Japan does take foreign plaintiffs.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

China demands Japan start Fukushima treated water compensation system

World demands China start Wuhan Covid-19 compensation system.

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Kazuaki Shimazaki

Today 09:24 am JST

Then they should have no problems with it then

> What China is saying is Give Me Money whether there's any actual damage or not - note the word Potential.

> If there is any significant provable damage, there's already a court system the Chinese can try. Japan does take foreign plaintiffs.

Then Japan should have no problems with it then

-16 ( +1 / -17 )

Japan should be happy because it can easily meet that demand. Wastewater discharge is safe so no worries

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

World demands China start Wuhan Covid-19 compensation system.

You nailed it!

12 ( +14 / -2 )

TEPCO should consider the option of shipping the contaminated water to China, instead of releasing it into the ocean.

15 ( +17 / -2 )

Japan should be happy because it can easily meet that demand.

The demand remains spurious and exclusively politically motivated, Japan is absolutely correct in not indulging it.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

@sakurasuki

That's fair demand

No. It just illustrate they are in no way worried by the release. If they were they will not demands money but stick with stop it, find another solution.

and also Japan should start to compensate fishermen that being victim of those tainted water.

They already do :

https://apnews.com/article/japan-nuclear-fukushima-wastewater-release-lawsuit-9d507ac176c308fe4a332be2a7baf263

@ ian

Even thought it was already pointed out by another :

for potential economic damage

The trick is there. The way it is worded Japan will have to pay no matter what, including for the damage created by the chinese ban and position in China (for example restaurant in China serving japanese fish, importer of japanese fish, ...).

@ all the people concerned

Could you please stop it with Covid, it is disgraceful to say the least. Pollution is a subject wide enough to not need to bring the pandemic in.

Thanks in advance

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Lol

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I used to work in China whilst living in Japan, just thinking about it gives me that nasty horrible taste in my mouth that I used to get breathing in my first lungful of polluted air when the plane doors opened. When will China pay Japan/Korea/Taiwan etc for the air pollution?

5 ( +7 / -2 )

China has one of the most polluted air environments.

Live Map

https://aqicn.org/map/china/

6 ( +8 / -2 )

hmmm, let’s think about that: nah

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Guess this means China will just have to stop sending fishing vessels into Japanese contaminated waters. Hmm didn’t think so

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Let them pay if they leak radiation. Just don’t let China pay a lot of money to the World Society for the Protection of Nature and Wildlife. The money will be useful there for treats for the animals.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Flute

Today 10:05 am JST

@ ian

Even thought it was already pointed out by another :

for potential economic damage

The trick is there. The way it is worded Japan will have to pay no matter what, including for the damage created by the chinese ban and position in China (for example restaurant in China serving japanese fish, importer of japanese fish, ...).

The way what is worded?

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

/dev/random

Today 10:04 am JST

Japan should be happy because it can easily meet that demand.

> The demand remains spurious and exclusively politically motivated, Japan is absolutely correct in not indulging it.

How is it spurious?

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Even while, by China's own admission, its own nuclear plants kick out at least nine times as much radiation into the sea?

Ever been to a big Chinese city? I've been to one. Dirtiest air I've ever breathed.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Dear China please compensate me for all the pollution I inhale from you. Also compensate me for all the waste you put in food and environment.

China is having a mental crises.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Shut up, China—you were always one of the biggest enemies of the environment and you keep polluting the world every day AND you still managed to give us Covid and TikTok. For all the pain and suffering that we’re all STILL experiencing because of you, WE should be compensated and the truth is that you, hypocrite China, would be broke in two weeks. Let them talk, Japan.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

There is merit to their argument. Japan should consider the implications of releasing radioactive elements into nature. Of all the countries in the world you would think that Japan would have a different prospective.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Just imagine how much the COVID-19 Compensation Scheme for Economic Damage from China would amount to. It would cripple China. Maybe the Japanese should have done at Fukushima what the Chinese did at Wuhan - burn all the evidence, refuse entry to the observers and claim the meltdown originated in the west..

5 ( +5 / -0 )

You know what, China? Stop your illegal occupation of Tibet and East Turkistan, and phuck off out of the South China Sea first.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Yes to what was said by my fellow JT readers and just to make it clear: shut the hll up, China.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Well said China, all the countries in West Pacific were affected and they are making you pay a price for willfully damaging the ocean. Keep that calls going !

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Speak up every one lead by China's callfor Japan 's compensation not shut up. Don't let the crime done by Kishida go away!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

China and the US are the top polluters of the planet - is China going to start compensating us?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The CCP has been releasing untreated radioactive wastewater from their 13 nuclear plants for many years, but they they never complain about their own waste, I wonder why?

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