The China Post
Date: November 30, 2016
By Joseph Yeh
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A top Japanese envoy on Tuesday called on Taiwan to lift its import restrictions on
products from Japan’s nuclear-affected areas as soon as possible, as annual trade and economic talks between both sides kicked off in Taipei.
During his opening remarks, Japan Interchange Association (JIA) chairman Mitsuo Ohashi discussed Taiwan’s ban on some Japanese food products following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in March 2011.
He said he wanted to thank Taiwan’s government for their ongoing efforts in moving toward lifting the ban.
Ohashi said Tokyo had heard some “ungrounded accusations” about Japanese food imports to Taipei, which he said had “seriously hurt the feelings of people in Fukushima and other parts of Japan.” [FULL STORY]