Radiation test results to use Korean

Kyodo

The Fisheries Agency will post the results of radiation tests for marine products in Korean on its website in response to the South Korean ban on imports from Fukushima and seven other prefectures, officials said Tuesday.

The agency hopes the move, which may begin as soon as this month, will convince the South Korean government to drop the ban put in place due to the release of radioactive materiels from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.

The agency, which has been posting the information in Japanese and English, will also release it in Chinese, the officials said.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told a news conference the government will release information “to assure that products distributed on the market are safe.”