Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is reportedly considering a visit to the Fukushima nuclear power plant next Sunday, the 17th and if he does go, Japan and its neighbors, including Korea, will be paying close attention to what he says about plans to release the radioactive water stored at the plant into the ocean.
His plan to visit Fukushima was reported by the Sankei Shimbun and others, citing sources with knowledge of the matter.
It's likely that Prime Minister Kishida will, if anything, indicate that he's sticking with the plan to release the water.
On Friday, he said there can be no revival of Japan without a reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami in 2011 that damaged the nuclear reactors.
His minister for industry, Koichi Hagiuda, said last week that the plan to release the water had been a momentous decision for the previous administration.