China says Japan should apologize for, revoke Fukushima water plan

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A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday Japan should revoke its decision to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant and apologize, instead of objecting to a tweet he posted that was critical of the plan.

Zhao Lijian, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, on Monday tweeted a digitally manipulated image of the iconic “Great Wave Off Kanagawa” print showing nuclear waste being poured into the sea.

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On Tuesday, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Japan was lodging a “forceful protest” and was seeking the tweet’s removal through diplomatic channels.

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