Fukushima sushi party at the U.S. Congress, Japanese Embassy held in cooperation with the House of Representatives Special Committee on China
Published Sep 20, 2023
The Japanese Embassy in the U.S. served sushi made from fish from Fukushima to members of the U.S. House of Representatives in an event held to promote Japanese food. Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Special Committee on China, criticized China's ban on Japanese seafood, stating that it has no effect on the safety of the food. However, concerns have been raised by groups such as Greenpeace Japan and the National Oceanographic Laboratory Association about the discharge of contaminated water into the ocean.
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Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher is picking up sushi made from fish from Fukushima at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on the 18th (local time). Source: Japanese Embassy in the U.S. The Japanese Embassy in the U.S. served sushi made from fish from Fukushima Prefecture, where radioactive contaminated water is being discharged into the ocean, to members of the U.S. House of Representatives. It is interpreted as a move conscious of China, which has imposed a complete ban on imports of Japanese marine products. According to NHK, the Japanese Embassy in Washington cooperated with the U.S. House of Representatives Special Committee on China to conduct a ban on Fukushima Prefecture at the U.S. Capitol on the night of the 18th (local time). A 'Sushi and Sake Night' event was held to promote naan foods. At the venue, Japanese sake made in Fukushima Prefecture, as well as sushi using sea bass, flounder, and scallops caught off the coast of Fukushima and Hokkaido, were provided. It is ...