The value of seafood exported from Japan to China in October, excluding processed products, decreased by 10% compared to the same month last year, according to the Ministry of Finance's trade statistics. The significant decline has continued due to the impact of China's total suspension of imports of Japan marine products.

On the 29th, the Ministry of Finance released a detailed breakdown of the trade statistics for October.

According to the report, the value of seafood excluding processed products exported from Japan to China was 10.4 million yen, down 204% from the same month last year.

China has completely suspended imports of Japan seafood in response to the release of treated water from TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and the value of seafood exports from Japan fell by 94% in September.

When Prime Minister Kishida met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in November, he continued to urge the Chinese side to lift the import ban, but the gap between the two countries' positions has not been bridged.