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S. Korea Not Mulling Lifting Import Ban on Japanese Seafood to Join CPTPP

S. Korea Not Mulling Lifting Import Ban on Japanese Seafood to Join CPTPP

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is not considering lifting a ban on imports of Japanese seafood to win Japan’s support for joining a mega free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region, Seoul’s oceans minister has said. South Korea is working to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which [...]

S. Korea Expresses Concerns as Fukushima Operator Seeks Approval for Water Release Plan

S. Korea Expresses Concerns as Fukushima Operator Seeks Approval for Water Release Plan

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Tuesday voiced concerns as the operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant filed for approval for its plan to release radioactive water into the sea. The Seoul government held an emergency vice-ministerial meeting after Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) submitted an application for the planned [...]

S. Korea Voices Concerns About Japan’s Fukushima Water Release Plan

S. Korea Voices Concerns About Japan’s Fukushima Water Release Plan

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Friday expressed concerns over Japan’s assessment report about its planned release of radioactive water into the sea from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. The stance was delivered at a virtual meeting between South Korea and Japan over a draft report by Tokyo Electric Power Co. [...]

Civic Groups Protest Japan’s Plan to Release Fukushima Water via Undersea Tunnel

Civic Groups Protest Japan’s Plan to Release Fukushima Water via Undersea Tunnel

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean civic groups on Friday urged Japan to scrap its plan to build an undersea tunnel to discharge radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. The groups, including the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements and the Korea Radiation Watch, held a joint news [...]

Japan to Release Contaminated Water from Fukushima into Sea

Japan to Release Contaminated Water from Fukushima into Sea

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan has decided to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the open sea that is one kilometer away from the plant, Japanese media outlets reported Wednesday. The contaminated water contains tritium, a radioactive substance. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., the operator of the [...]

Japan Accuses S. Korea of ‘Shunning’ Fukushima Food at Tokyo Olympics

Japan Accuses S. Korea of ‘Shunning’ Fukushima Food at Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — As the Korean food supplier for the South Korean national teams at the Tokyo Olympics continues to raise controversy among Japanese politicians, the Japanese government continues to insist that food from Fukushima is safe. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said at a press conference on Tuesday that Japan is [...]

Koreans Reduce Fish Consumption After Japan’s Decision to Release Contaminated Water

Koreans Reduce Fish Consumption After Japan’s Decision to Release Contaminated Water

SEOUL, May 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Following Japan’s decision to release contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean, some South Korean consumers have opted to reduce their consumption of seafood regardless of its origin, a consumer advocacy group here said Tuesday. The Consumers Korea conducted a survey of 500 men [...]

Korean Civic Group Starts Litigation Against Japan’s Fukushima Decision

Korean Civic Group Starts Litigation Against Japan’s Fukushima Decision

BUSAN, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic environmental organization here said Thursday it has filed for a court injunction against Japan’s planned release of contaminated water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. Members of the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement in Pusan said their lawsuit was lodged against the operator of the Fukushima [...]

Nuclear Experts Call on Japan to Nix Fukushima Water Release Plan

Nuclear Experts Call on Japan to Nix Fukushima Water Release Plan

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean nuclear researchers on Tuesday called on Japan to withdraw its decision to release contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, urging for more information over the plan. South Korea has expressed concerns over Japan’s announcement last week to release [...]

Fishermen Stage Maritime Demonstrations to Protest Japan’s Fukushima Decision

Fishermen Stage Maritime Demonstrations to Protest Japan’s Fukushima Decision

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean fishermen staged demonstrations at sea on Monday to protest the Japanese government’s decision to dump contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. In Yeosu, southwestern South Korea, about 150 fishing vessels were mobilized for a massive maritime demonstration, as local fishermen vented their [...]