TOKYO, Sept 6 Japan's top government spokesman
said on Friday that the country's fishery exports are safe for
consumption because of the stringent inspection procedure in
The comment was made after South Korea said it is banning
all fishery product imports from eight Japanese prefectures,
including Fukushima, due to concerns about radiation
contamination from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
"We are conducting strict safety controls based on
international standards. If (radiation) readings are above the
standards, shipment will be stopped," Chief Cabinet Secretary
Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference.