Beijing barred imports after release of treated Fukushima water; Tokyo says it is safe
TOKYO — Shipments of seafood from Japan to China fell 76% in August from a year earlier, reflecting Beijing’s ban on imports of such goods since Tokyo began discharging treated water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Japan exported 2.2 billion yen ($14.7 million) worth of seafood products to China last month, down from 9 billion yen in August 2022, data from Japan’s Finance Ministry showed Thursday.
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