Aftermath of China embargo, Japanese seafood prices fall

Updated Sep 7, 2023
The Asahi Shimbun reported on the 6th that the actual prices of Japanese seafood have fallen partially as China has completely banned the import of Japanese seafood due to the discharge of contaminated water from Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (treated water, as the Japanese government calls it) into the sea. According to the report, At a meeting with the Liberal Democratic Party on the 5th, the Japan Fisheries Agency explained the price trends of major marine products and released the results of a related survey. The prices of bluefin tuna, yellowtail, and golden snapper at Tokyo's Toyosu Market were compared between the first week of July and the fourth week of August. There was no significant change either. The same was true in the Osaka City Central Wholesale Market. However, as a result of listening surveys in the Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Chiba, Nagasaki, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima regions, cases of decreased ...
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