Japan says lobbying to continue over import ban

The China Post
Date: December 17, 2016
By: Joseph Yeh

Japan’s de facto embassy in Taiwan said it would continue to lobby for lifting import restrictions on products from areas around the Fukushima fallout zone, after an announcement that the ban would not be lifted until border inspections are tightened.

The Taipei office of Japan’s Interchange Association (JIA) told local media that their stance “remains the same” on the issue, following a Cabinet announcement that the ban would remain in place.

The JIA reiterated its chairman Mitsuo Ohashi’s previous call for Taiwan to lift the ban “as soon as possible.”

JIA represents Tokyo’s interests in Taipei in the absence of official diplomatic ties.    [FULL  STORY]

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