Japan discharges radiant water, Korean shops reject Nissan seafood
By: Date: 2021-04-19 Categories: Internationalfood Tags: ,
“We do not sell or sell Japanese seafood” and”boycott Japanese products.” Many shops selling fresh fish and clams in South Korea hang banners like this.

   Previously, the Japanese government announced that it intends to pour waste water used to eliminate the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. This decision, which was not negotiated with neighboring countries, not only triggered a response at the official level, but also a strong response from ordinary purchasers, who were worried that seafood in the surrounding waters might be contaminated.
  Japan is one of the main suppliers of Korean seafood:last year, it exported 27,000 tons of seafood, but 10 years ago the quantity was 2.5 times the current amount. One of the main reasons for the collapse in exports was the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The South Korean government ordered to stop importing seafood from eight counties near Fukushima.
   The media manager of E-mart, one of the largest department store chains in South Korea, said in an interview with SBS Biz:“We have not sold Japanese seafood since 2012, and we do not plan to sell it in the future.” Zhou conducts random radiation inspections on seafood products, and other major retailers, such as Lottemart, are also strengthening product safety testing. The Hanaromart chain also rejects Japanese products, and the popular Market Kurly does not deliver goods to Japanese seafood.
   The South Korean government stated that it will strengthen radiation inspections on Japanese food and consider banning imports from more counties and counties. However, these measures do not make everyone feel calm. At the specialized seafood market, Korean shoppers don’t care about everything on the “Made in Japan” sign, and the explanation that the marine fish sold was caught far away from Fukushima is of no avail.
   A salesperson at the Noryangjin Fisheries Market in Seoul pointed out:“The clams are caught in Korean waters, and Japanese scallops are only sold after radiation pollution testing and confirmed to be safe. But most people still don’t believe it.”< /div>

   According to media reports, the salesperson complained that due to the sudden drop in seafood sales due to the new coronavirus, if Fukushima radiation water is dumped into the sea, people will have no confidence in the safety of seafood. Whether it is made in Korea or Japan, sales will decline. South Korean residents will more firmly oppose the decision made by the Japanese government. A woman said in an interview:”My husband is celebrating his birthday soon, and I went to buy him fish to prepare sashimi, but when I learned that Japan would dump radiant water into the sea, I stopped thinking about it. From time to time, it appeared. In the news, the country’s requirements for marking the place of origin are not complied with. Of course, you start to worry about whether to believe in something or whether to eat seafood.”
   The head of the Seoul Seafood Market emphasized that Japanese seafood only accounts for 3%of the total, and there are three radiation tests every week. However, discussions about the disastrous consequences of the Japanese government’s dumping of radiated water have been ongoing. Some buyers have been considering rejecting seafood altogether for a certain period of time until it is finally determined that it is safe to dump Fukushima’s radiated water.