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Japan asks WTO to intervene on S.Korean atomic fish ban

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Japan has asked the World Trade Organisation to step into a row over Seoul's import ban on fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday. 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (3rd R) is briefed about tanks containing radioactive water on September 19, 2013, less than two weeks after assuring the world the situation was under control

Tokyo wants the WTO's Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee, which deals with food safety, to discuss South Korean rules restricting the import of marine produce from a large area of northern Japan, a fisheries agency official told AFP.

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