Cabinet to hold three more public hearings on Japanese food import

Taiwan's government will hold three more public hearings on the subject of food imports from Japan. The Cabinet said Monday that one of the sessions will be live-streamed on television.

Taiwan banned the import of food products from five Japanese prefectures following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. The government recently began considering lifting restrictions on most food products from four of the prefectures, but that has prompted opposition.

So far the government has held ten public hearings on the issue, several of which were interrupted by protests or scuffles with officials.

The government said that the three additional sessions are to ensure that the public's opinions on the issue can be fully aired with no interruptions. The session which will be broadcast live on a local TV channel -- CTS � will also allow the public to call in with questions.

Source: Radio Taiwan International