The release of water from the Fukushima power plant canceled the visit of the Japanese official

Beijing has confirmed that a trip by the leader of Japan’s ruling coalition partner to China has been postponed amid rising tensions over the release of water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.

According to the South China Morning Post newspaper, Wang Wenbin, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, confirmed that the trip of Natsu Yamaguchi, the leader of the Komito Party, was suspended by mutual agreement and considering the current relations between the two countries.

He also continued: China attaches great importance to the exchanges and discussions with the Komito Party and wishes to cooperate well with each other to improve and develop relations between China and Japan.

Wang Wenbin did not mention more details, but after Japan started releasing water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean with a plan supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Beijing government reacted sharply to this issue.

In a statement issued by the Communist Party of China last Saturday, Beijing requested the postponement, saying it was not the right time for the trip.

Yamaguchi has said that he regrets this and will try to reschedule the meeting as soon as possible.

China has banned the import of all Japanese marine products due to health and safety concerns and asked Tokyo to reverse its decision in protest against the release of water from the power plant, which was destroyed by a tsunami in 2011.


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