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Tokyo on Friday welcomed a World Trade Organization panel’s ruling that Seoul’s continued import ban on seafood from Fukushima Prefecture — home to the 2011 nuclear disaster — and other parts of Japan amounts to the nation taking “arbitrarily and unjustifiably” discriminatory measures.

A dispute settlement panel under the WTO published a report Thursday detailing its ruling in favor of Japan’s complaint against a blanket import ban imposed by South Korea on all fishery products from the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, Aomori, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma and Chiba.

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