• Kyodo


Chinese and South Korean leaders turned a deaf ear to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s request that they ease restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed last year because of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear, Japanese government sources said Tuesday.

Chinese President Hu Jintao and South Korean President Lee Myung Bak did not respond to Noda’s request during their meeting in Beijing on Monday, the sources said.

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