The Japanese government will include Korean experts in an international investigatory team to check fisheries products for radioactive contamination from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The decision was announced by Shunichi Tanaka, chief of Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Tuesday.
The international team will include officials from Korea and Southeast Asia as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency. The NRA will discuss with the IAEA how and when the probe will be conducted.
The Japanese government is trying to boost confidence in its claim that there is no clear proof that the seas have been contaminated by leaked radioactive water from the Fukushima power plant.