Minister vows to fight Japanese food import curbs stemming from nuclear concerns

S4ri Kum

Reconstruction minister Kenya Akiba has promised to directly urge some countries and regions to remove their import bans on Japanese food products that have been in place since the 2011 nuclear accident.

“It’s important to persuade them with accumulated scientific evidence,” Akiba said in a recent interview. “I will directly present such evidence to people responsible for the import restrictions and ask them to lift the measures.”

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/09/07/national/akiba-japan-food-import-bans/

Next Post

The Essential Guide to Starbucks Vegan Fall Drinks

Another year has gone by without a vegan update to the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL). It exists in the United Kingdom and some European countries (ahem, so we know it’s possible), but the American arm of this international coffee chain has yet to adopt the dairy-free pumpkin spice sauce. […]