Tougher customs inspections come in response to planned release of Fukushima water
SHANGHAI — The tougher import measures Beijing decided this month to impose on seafood exported from Japan have struck an immediate blow to Japanese restaurants in China that are reliant on such imports.
“We have no choice but to rely on black-market channels,” the head of a sushi restaurant in Shanghai said. The establishment uses high-end sushi made from authentic Japanese seafood as a selling point, so Chinese seafood is not a feasible option.
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