Foreign Minister Kamikawa announced that IAEA Director-General Grossi will visit Japan next month.

He will be touring the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and confirming the status of discharge of treated water into the sea.

Foreign Minister Kamikawa announced at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 27th that IAEA Director-General Grossi will visit Japan from the 12th to the 14th of next month.

The purpose of the project was to check the situation, taking into account that half a year has passed since the release of treated water accumulated at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea in August last year. In addition to exchanging opinions with relevant parties, he will also have a meeting with Minister Kamikawa.

The IAEA has continued to verify the safety of treated water since the start of its release, and last month released a report reconfirming that it complies with international safety standards.

Minister Kamikawa stated, ``Japan attaches great importance to the efforts of the IAEA, which plays an important role in promoting nuclear non-proliferation and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Through this visit to Japan, I hope to further strengthen our relationship in a wide range of fields.'' I did.