Government to avoid invoking full-scale safeguards on spring onion, shiitake
mushroom, and rush
The Japanese government has decided to avoid invoking full-scale
safeguards against the soaring imports of spring onion, shiitake mushroom,
and rush, and that it will hold talks with China aimed at settling the
The term of the relevant temporary safeguards will expire at the
beginning of November.
Akahata on October 26 revealed that the government made a very
unjustifiable decision to further encourage the destruction of Japan's
agriculture. It's just a move to give up official invoking of the
safeguards, the paper said.
If their imports continue, it will completely ruin Japan's agriculture.
The Japanese government must fulfill its promise to take steps to raise
Japan's self-sufficiency rate of agricultural products, Akahata said. (end)