31 May '14, 8am

S'pore lifts restrictions on Japanese food imports

SINGAPORE: Singapore will lift restrictions on all Japanese food imports with immediate effect. The restrictions were imposed on several prefectures after the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011, though they were gradually eased over the years. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that when he met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday morning. "Last year, when I met Mr Abe in May, he raised with me the question on food imports from Japan and that we had some restrictions on the food imports after the Fukushima accident. “Since then, we have reviewed the situation in Singapore and I informed Mr Abe just now, that we've agreed to lift import restrictions on all Japanese food products immediately,” said Mr Lee. Bilateral and regional issues were discussed during the meeting, and Mr Lee welcomed Japan's desire to contribute more to peace in the region within the US-Jap...

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