Seoul on Tuesday once again urged Tokyo to supply detailed information about the radioactive leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant following nearly two weeks of stalling.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Han Hye-jin said, "On Aug. 14, we first asked Japan to provide us with details concerning the troubled power plant," but to no avail. "We made another request on Saturday to supply the data."
In the formal request on Aug. 14, the ministry asked for answers to some 20 questions such as the amount of leaked radioactive water, level of radiation, results of radiation measurement and response measures.
But the Japanese government claimed it is difficult to prepare such technical data quickly, Han added.
As of Tuesday it had supplied none of the requested information.
The Japanese government has given more than five briefings on radioactive water leaks to foreign embassies in Tokyo so far but has not offered separate briefings to its closest neighbors Korea and China, which are most likely to be affected by the radioactive contamination.