Regarding China's total suspension of imports of Japan seafood products, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura and Keidanren Chairman Tokura held a meeting and agreed to cooperate with each other in expanding domestic consumption and developing new export destinations.
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura met with Keidanren Chairman Tokura in Tokyo on May 19 and exchanged views on China's total suspension of imports of Japan seafood products in response to the release of treated water accumulated at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea.
In his speech, Minister Nishimura explained the government's support measures totaling more than 1000 billion yen for the purpose of countermeasures against rumors, and stated, "In addition to cooperating in stimulating domestic consumption, I would like Keidanren to support small and medium-sized enterprises that have no experience in exporting are also working on exports due to the depreciation of the yen."
In response, Chairman Tokura explained that the company is calling on member companies and organizations to use Japan marine products in the company cafeterias, etc., and responded, "We would like to actively promote the appeal of the world-famous Japan food culture, including marine products, as well as disseminate safety."
Amid concerns about the impact of China's suspension of imports, the government intends to pave the way for the expansion of domestic and overseas consumption of Japan marine products with the cooperation of economic organizations and others.