Japan asks EU to lift restrictions put on exports after 2011 disaster


Farm minister Tetsuro Nomura on Friday asked his European Union counterpart to lift restrictions put on some of its agricultural exports following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

Nomura asked EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski to swiftly remove restrictions on products such as seafood and wild mushrooms from northeastern Fukushima Prefecture during their talks in the southwestern city of Miyazaki ahead of a two-day meeting of agriculture chiefs from the Group of Seven nations.

The restrictions were put in place after a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered multi...

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