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TOKYO (AFP) —
Chinese authorities "asked us not to disclose it because it could become an obstacle to the police investigation," Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura said.
The foreign ministry said Wednesday it had been told by
The confirmation came only after news of the latest incident appeared in the Japanese media. The government is believed to have learned about the incident about a month ago.
The government came under fire Thursday for not disclosing the information sooner.
"Even if asked by
The latest food poisoning cases in
The issue is expected to be on the agenda when Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda meets Chinese leaders on Friday in
"As there seems to have been some development, I would like to ask the Chinese side for their efforts toward resolving the problem," Fukuda said.
Ten people suffered pesticide poisoning in December and January in
The dumplings that caused the illness in
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