Japan group asks S. Korea to lift import ban on fishery products

TOKYO, (PNA/Kyodo) — Japan’s National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations asked South Korea on Tuesday to lift its import ban on fishery products from parts of Japan imposed because of leaks of radiation-contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

Hiroshi Kishi, head of the federation known as JF Zengyoren, visited the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo to file the request, group officials said.

The JF Zengyoren officials quoted South Korean Embassy officials as telling Kishi that the import ban could be lifted if the safety of marine products is confirmed scientifically and objectively.