A team of International Atomic Energy Agency experts will visit the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant next week to review Japan's plan to discharge treated radioactive water into the sea.

During their stay in the country from Feb. 14 to 18, the experts will evaluate the safety of releasing the treated water, with their visit to the Fukushima plant slated for Feb. 15, according to the foreign and industry ministries.

The planned release, slated to begin in the spring of 2023, has been opposed by China and South Korea, as well as local fishing communities.