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U.K. moves to scrap post-Fukushima curbs on Japanese food imports

Testing requirements could be dropped next spring

Fishers unload a haul of seafood at a port in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture. Food products from the region must be tested for radioactive material before being exported to the U.K.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The British government has taken the first step toward abolishing import restrictions on Japanese foods imposed after the Fukushima nuclear accident a decade ago, the two countries announced Friday.

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