Criticism of Korea's radiological inspection strengthening as “unfavorable” Minister Seko Keisan August 22 13:13
At the press conference, Seko, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, criticized Korea ’s attitude about strengthening the inspection of radioactive materials that Korea performs when importing food from Japan.
The South Korean government announced that it will increase the inspection of radioactive materials, which are performed when importing food from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, to twice from 23rd for some items such as processed fishery products. did.
At the press conference after the cabinet meeting, Seko, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, was asked if the strengthening of inspections might be a countermeasure against Japan's stricter export controls to South Korea. The export control measure is an internationally recognized clerical measure, and it is not preferable to have a spillover to other fields regarding this measure. ” did.
On the other hand, Seko said that the Korean government is requesting a specific explanation from the Japanese side regarding the treatment of water containing radioactive materials such as tritium, which continues to accumulate at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. I am explaining the situation to the Korean embassy, ”he said.
After that, he said, “I would like to give polite explanations not only to Korea but also to the international community.”
Minister of Reconstruction "Efforts to wipe off the reputation"
Reconstruction Minister Watanabe said at the press conference after the cabinet meeting that the South Korean government announced that it would strengthen the inspection of radioactive materials when importing Japanese foods. “Eight years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, I think it ’s a shame that prejudice and restrictions on imports of Japanese food remain. ”
The current status of radioactive materials was explained to the embassy in Tokyo, and it was clarified that it was also explained to the Korean embassy on April 26. Based on this, I want to make an effort to dispel the reputation. ”