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Japanese Fisheries Industry Concerned about S. Korea Business

Japanese Fisheries Industry Concerned about S. Korea Business

   Tokyo, Aug. 23 (Jiji Press)--Heightened tensions between Tokyo and Seoul are fueling concerns in the Japanese fisheries industry about the outlook about its business with South Korea.
   Industry officials think that South Korea is unlikely to lift its ban on imports of fishery products from Fukushima and seven other Japanese prefectures any time soon.
   "As we can't export products to South Korea, we need to gain more fans in Japan by strengthening our product lineups and highlighting their attractions," an industry official said at a seafood trade show in Tokyo.
   South Korea introduced the ban after the March 2011 triple meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
   Sea squirts from Miyagi Prefecture were hit especially hard by the ban, as 80 pct of them were exported to South Korea. Some sea squirts in Miyagi were discarded as a result.

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