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Lebanon, UAE lift restrictions on Japanese food imports

  • December 16, 2020
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NHK reported online on Tuesday afternoon that Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have lifted their restrictions on Japanese food imports that were imposed after the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011. According to the network, Lebanon had been mandating the testing of Japanese food and feed imports for radiation, and the UAE had been imposing similar measures on fishery products from Fukushima. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the two nations lifted these measures as of Dec. 10. The network added that 16 nations and regions, including China and Taiwan, are still restricting food imports from Japan, saying that the GOJ will continue to urge such nations and regions to remove these restrictions.

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