Prime Minister Fumio Kishida ate what he called "safe and delicious" fish from Fukushima on Wednesday, days after wastewater was released from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in the area into the Pacific.

The release of a video clip showing Kishida eating Fukushima fish, published on social media by his office, comes after China banned all seafood imports from its neighbor following the discharge that began on August 24.

"This is very good," Kishida said as he chewed on a slice of flounder sashimi, calling on viewers to enjoy "safe and delicious" Japanese seafood to support the northeastern region.