With the 24th marking six months since the release of treated water accumulated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Sakamoto will continue to urge China, which continues to suspend imports of Japanese marine products, to lift its regulations. , emphasized the idea of ​​working to diversify export destinations.

The 24th marks the 6th anniversary of the release of treated water from the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean, but China continues to impose a ban on imports of Japanese marine products due to its opposition, and there are no prospects for the ban to be abolished.

Regarding this, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Sakamoto said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 22nd, ``It is extremely regrettable that regulations that are not based on scientific evidence are still in place.The government will continue to work as one to abolish the regulations immediately.'' I will work hard.”

Furthermore, he pointed out that prices of scallops and sea cucumbers, which were often exported to China, have fallen in some production areas, adding, ``We would like to shift and diversify our export destinations and further expand domestic consumption.'' ``In the future, the landing of scallops in Hokkaido and other areas will be in full swing, so we would like to ask for the long-term support of domestic consumers as well.''We will continue to work on diversifying export destinations and expanding domestic consumption.'' I emphasized.