The Reconstruction Agency requested a budget plan for the next fiscal year, and as a measure against rumors about the policy of releasing treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company to the sea, it will cost 577.0 billion yen to support sales promotion of marine products in Fukushima Prefecture. I'm going to ask for the remainder.

The Reconstruction Agency has decided to request a budget for the next fiscal year, which is 577.4 billion yen, which is about 44 billion yen less than the initial budget for this year, as the reconstruction-related budget for the Great East Japan Earthquake.

This is the lowest demand since the Reconstruction Agency was founded.

Specifically, as a measure against rumors about the policy of diluting treated water containing radioactive substances such as tritium from TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant below national standards and releasing it into the sea, for marine products and processed marine products from Fukushima Prefecture, etc. We have newly included 4.1 billion yen in the business to support sales promotion and 300 million yen in the efforts to support "Blue Tourism" that aims to attract tourists by disseminating the charm of the sea.

On the other hand, among the difficult-to-return areas around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, expenses for returning to and living in areas where the evacuation order is not expected to be lifted will be considered in the process of budgeting in the future.