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Yoon dines on seafood as Fukushima discharge divides South Korea

President looks to manage backlash from water release and keep detente with Japan

Despite domestic pushback, the administration of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol has taken the position that it will accept the release of treated wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- All week, seafood will be on the lunch menu at South Korea's presidential office.

On Wednesday, President Yoon Suk Yeol and other government officials will dine on sea squirts with mixed rice and vegetables. On Monday, roasted mackerel and various cuts of raw fish were served, and the week will wrap up with raw fish soup on Friday.

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