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US military begins Japan seafood purchases to counter China ban

Oct 31 (independent.co.uk) - The US military has decided to buy Japan’s seafood in bulk in an effort to offset China’s ban in the wake of the Fukushima water release.

US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on Monday told Reuters in an interview that “it is to be a long-term contract between the US armed forces and the fisheries and co-ops here in Japan”.

He added that Washington needed to explore various strategies to counteract China’s ban, which he said was a component of their “economic warfare”. ...continue reading

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