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Japanese lawmakers in Taiwan to discuss food safety issues

  • 30 April, 2015
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A group of Japanese lawmakers is visiting Taiwan to discuss the safety of Japanese food exports to Taiwan.

Taiwan currently bans food imports from five Japanese prefectures affected by the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

Foreign ministry official Lo Koon-tsan said Thursday that his office will hold a meeting on the issue with a delegation led by Diet member Kishi Nobuo.

"If Japan provides any information, we will be passing it on to our health ministry," Lo said. "We will be using scientific data to decide how to deal with the matter in order to uphold trade and substantive relations between Taiwan and Japan."

Meanwhile, foreign ministry spokeswoman Anna Kao said that her office will work closely with the health ministry as the government decides on a course of action.

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