The Japanese leader assured, facing the camera, that products from the seas near Fukushima were “safe and delicious”. One way to promote it, while the release of wastewater from the damaged power plant began last week.
Images that are intended to be reassuring. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida staged himself in a video on Wednesday where he is seen eating fish from Fukushima, to promote products from the region, as water from the damaged nuclear power plant began to be discharged last week and is particularly worrying in China.
“It’s very good,” he proclaims, facing the camera, after ingesting sashimi, calling for the consumption of these “safe and delicious” Japanese seafood products.
The leader appears enjoying sole, pork, rice, vegetables and fruits from Fukushima, surrounded by three ministers, in a video posted by the government on social networks.
Sewage released into the ocean
Japan began discharging water into the Pacific Ocean last week, including injections needed to cool damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant since the 2011 tsunami in northeast Japan.
Many in the Japanese fishing industry have long been concerned about the impact of this decision on the reputation of the country’s seafood.
China suspended all its imports of seafood products from Japan last week in reaction to this operation validated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and which Tokyo assures will be safe for the environment and human health.
“Harassment” carried out by the Chinese
The Japanese embassy in Beijing and Japanese schools in China were the targets of bricks and eggs being thrown, and Tokyo called on its nationals there to refrain from speaking loudly in Japanese. Japanese companies have also suffered a wave of telephone harassment from Chinese numbers.
Fumio Kishida was to go to Toyosu, the country’s main fish market in Tokyo, on Thursday to meet players in this sector and taste Fukushima products again.
Japan has asked China, its main seafood export market, to lift its ban, threatening to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The director of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, reiterated on Tuesday that the water from the Fukushima power plant discharged into the sea was harmless.
Source: BFM TV