April 16, local time, the Japanese government held a meeting to formally begin discussions on the Fukushima nuclear waste water discharge “wind assessment management” (image damage) countermeasures.
According to Japan’s Kyodo news agency, the Japanese government decided at the same meeting, in addition to the new working group to seek advice from relevant personnel, but also decided to develop a medium- and long-term action plan during the year.
At the meeting, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Kato said that “in order to gain understanding at home and abroad, efforts will be made to speed up discussions on countermeasures.” He also said he would ensure the necessary budget for “wind review management”.
At the meeting, the Japanese government also confirmed that relevant departments will cooperate on the matter, to promote the Fukushima treatment of radioactive materials contained in the water monitoring, hoping to obtain understanding at home and abroad.
According to Kyodo News reported on April 14, the Japanese government decided on the 13th Tepco Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant treatment water discharged into the sea, causing great controversy at home and abroad. The Japanese government’s new cabinet meeting, headed by Mr Kato, decided to start discussing how to deal with the damage to its image. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan stressed to the media that “all cabinets will take responsibility for the response”, but Kyodo news agency pointed out that “the reality is that there is no perfect solution.”
It is reported that the Japanese government will also be through the embassies in Tokyo to release information overseas. Speaking at a press conference on April 13th about South Korea’s protests, Mr Kato said he was making his due statement based on Japan’s position.
Kyodo pointed out that if the Japanese government in the image of the damage to the response and other mistakes, may have a negative impact on the ruling party.