Japan's foreign minister reached China after three years: issue of release of Japanese businessman will arise

Japan's foreign minister reached China after three years: the issue of the release of Japanese businessmen will arise, and Fukushima's toxic water will also be discussed

Apr 2, 2023 - 09:34
Japan's foreign minister reached China after three years: issue of release of Japanese businessman will arise

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will meet the Chinese Foreign Minister in Beijing after three years. His meeting will take place at a time when there is a situation of confrontation between China and Japan. In fact, recently a Japanese businessman was detained in China.
China accused him of spying. Because of this, there is tension in both countries. At the same time, the conflict between the two countries has been going on for a long time regarding the waters of the Senkaku Islands and the Fukushima Power Plant. It is believed that there can be talks between the two countries on this too.
Hayashi's visit to China was agreed upon when Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in Bangkok in November. During his visit, Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi will meet Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang. According to some media reports, in this meeting, Hayashi will also discuss the toxic water from the Fukushima power plant, which was destroyed in the 2011 tsunami from China.
In fact, Japan will release more than 1 million tonnes i.e. 2 thousand crore litres of water stored in its nuclear power plant damaged in the 2011 tsunami into the Pacific Ocean. This water was used by Japan to keep the reactors cool in the nuclear power plant. This water is currently stored in tanks built on the site of the nuclear power plant.
According to reports, it still has particles of tritium. Tritium is a radioactive material. Which is very difficult to separate from water. This can cause diseases like cancer. Due to the toxic nature of the water, China and South Korea have opposed releasing it into the Pacific Ocean.
Japan has disputes with China and Taiwan over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. In 2020, a local council in Japan approved a bill to change the names and administrative status of some of the islands in the region. As a result, an island in the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands was renamed Tonoshiro and Diyos Island as Tonoshiro Senkaku. After this, the dispute between China and Japan increased.
China considers this area as its part. Then China said that Japan had violated China's territorial sovereignty by doing so. At the same time, while threatening, China had talked about protecting its sovereignty in any way. Along with this, then China also sent a 'fleet of ships' in the vicinity of the islands.
Actually, Senkaku is a group of eight islands located in the East China Sea. No one lives on these, whose total area is 7 square kilometres. It is located northeast of Taiwan, east of the Chinese mainland, and southeast of Japan.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer