Monday, May 23, 2011

Japanese, Chinese & South Korean leaders agree on early warning – Japan nuclear crisis

The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea have decided to build up an early warning system to attentive each other of tragedies at nuclear facilities.

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan approved to determine after a meeting in Tokyo with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
The leaders said nuclear professionals would also contribute more information in future. Japan was struck by an earthquake and tsunami on 11 March, which ruined the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Employees at Fukushima are still combating to organize the stricken facility, which is leaking radioactive material.
China and South Korea have been critical of Japan's managing of the disaster in current weeks. But the meeting was also arranged to illustrate unity after the earthquake and tsunami.
In a joint statement he three leaders assured they would work more strongly on nuclear issues. "We determined to make stronger collaboration in information sharing. Furthermore, we also decided to initiate talks on making early notification structure in case of crisis and replacing professionals.
The three leaders also said that the worldwide community required to learn the lessons of the Fukushima crisis. South Korea and China had earlier showed concern that the nuclear leak was having a collision on food safety across the territory.
But Mr. Kan has been eager to underline that food from his country is not unhygienic.
During a photo occasion on Saturday, Mr. Wen and Mr Lee both ate food in the Fukushima area. Mr Wen and Mr Lee are the first overseas leaders to visit Fukushima - about 220km (136 miles) north-east of Tokyo - since the catastrophe.
Mr. Lee said South Korea would do all it could to assist rebuilding work in Japan.
The leaders of the three countries have met on a familiar basis for a decade. Since 2008, they have held an annual meeting.
The huge earthquake tsunami left more than 24,000 people dead or missing.


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