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Philippines lifts ban on Fukushima meat, agriculture imports

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 13, 2020
The Philippines lifted the import ban on meat and a number of agricultural products coming from Japan's Fukushima prefecture.
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Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi made the announcement in a speech during a joint press briefing with Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr on Thursday.

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Motegi is currently on his first official visit to the Philippines since assuming his post in September 2019.

"Japan welcomes the lifting of the import ban of food products from Japan by the government of the Philippines yesterday.... With this lifting, we hope that safe food from Fukushima as well as other parts of Japan will reach many people in the Philippines," Motegi said.

According to the Japanese embassy in the Philippines, the lifting of the ban covers "meat, fruit, vegetables, and seafood" from affected areas.