U.S. Ambassador to Japan: Seafood products that China refused to import are supplied to the U.S. Forces in Japan
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Published Nov 7, 2023
The Chinese government has stopped all imports of fishery products from Japan, including those from Fukushima. However, the U.S. Forces in Japan have started buying local fisheries products on a large scale as a response to China's ban. The U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, called China's ban an economic war and suggested that the U.S. government support Japan to weaken China's intended effect.
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The Nippon Keizai Shimbun reported on the 31st of last month that U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel announced this plan in an interview with Reuters, explaining that it was a countermeasure against the complete suspension of imports by China. Ambassador Emanuel said that China's ban on imports of Japanese seafood is "part of the economic war that China is waging," and that "the U.S. government should review the possibility of support in a wide range of areas to weaken China's intended effect." pointed out. First of all, the purchase of seafood for US troops stationed in Japan will start with scallops and will be expanded to include various types in the long term. In addition to using rationed ingredients, we also plan to sell them in stores at US military bases or provide them in restaurants. Ambassador Emanuel predicted that the purchase of seafood “will be a long-term ...