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Japan helping seafood exporters sell more to China, South Korea

Government to cover a third of costs for refrigerated facilities at six ports

The Ishikari Bay New Port is one of Hokkaido's key ports.

TOKYO -- Aiming to bolster exports of farm products and seafood, Japan's government will help ports build refrigeration facilities, starting with six on the main northern island of Hokkaido.

The goal is to export 1 trillion yen ($8.86 billion) worth of agricultural and seafood products by 2019, up from 750 billion yen worth in 2016.

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