Lee Jae-myung, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, visited Busan on the 3rd.
Amid public opinion that the discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan will cause great damage to the Korean fishing industry, he visited Busan, home to the country’s largest fish market, Jagalchi Market, to meet with fishermen and small business owners, and urged citizens to pay attention.
“The discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant not only threatens people’s health, but can also have a serious economic impact,” Lee said at a meeting with fishermen and small business owners at the Busan Youth Center conference room on the afternoon of the same day, stressing that it is an evil that violates the territorial sovereignty of the Republic of Korea in terms of relations between countries.
“Politicians and public officials should do everything in their power to stop Japan’s dumping, but they are still lacking in that regard,” he said, pointing to the strength of the Yun Suk-yul government and the ruling Saenuri Party.Lee Jae-myung said, “The role of the state and politics is to take care of and ensure a better life for the people. “Unfortunately, I am very sorry that politics seems to have become a concern for the people,” she said, adding, “We all know what harm the dumping of nuclear contaminated water at Fukushima will cause.
This is in the context of criticizing the ‘Fukushima Contaminated Water Inspection Team’ and the ‘Task Force to Protect Our Seas’ of the People’s Power, which have been criticized for not achieving much based on the view that the damage caused by the discharge of contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is obvious.
Before the meeting, Lee visited Jagalchi Market and had a lunch of halibut sashimi, and met with merchants and citizens while tasting various marine products.
Usually, when politicians visit traditional markets, people are accustomed to seeing them eat fish cakes (oden) and tteokbokki, but Lee Jae-myung visited a fish market and ate seafood such as dogfish from a vendor, which attracted attention.
In addition, she purchased seafood such as mung crab and abalone with local currency.
Among them, mud crab is a seafood product that gained fame (?) due to a report by Japan’s Mainichi Shimbun newspaper that President Yoon Seok-yul made a request to resume importing mud crabs from Japan during a meeting with Japanese lawmakers during his visit in March.
At the time, the presidential office clarified that “the word ‘mung crab’ never came up (in that meeting).”
Previously, 70% of the mud crabs caught off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, just north of Fukushima Prefecture, were exported to South Korea, but the South Korean government had banned imports, saying they were affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster that occurred during the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011.
This raises questions about the implications메이저사이트 of Lee Jae-myung’s inclusion of mud crabs in her list of seafood purchases at Jagalchi Market.
After visiting Jagalchi Market and attending the meeting, Lee delivered a speech at the “Anglo-South Korean Protest Against the Discharge of Contaminated Water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant” in front of the Judith Statue Heart Sculpture, which serves as a meeting square in Busan’s main downtown area.