Japan urges Taiwan to cancel planned rules on food imports

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/01
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, May 1 (CNA) Several visiting Japanese lawmakers urged the Taiwanese 201505010021t0001government Friday to cancel its plans to tighten regulations on Japanese food imports, calling it a “surprise” move.

“On the issue of food safety, we’ve learned that Taiwan will implement measures aimed at tightening regulations pertaining to Japanese food imports, and we have expressed our concerns to Taiwanese authorities,” Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker Nobuo Kishi said through an interpreter at a news conference in Taipei.

“We hope they will cancel the planned regulations,” said Kishi, the brother of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He is leading one of the two delegations of Japanese lawmakers visiting Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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