Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Tokyo Olympics: S Korea team brings own meals over radiation fears” – below is their description.
The South Korean Olympic squad’s decision to bring its own team of chefs and food ingredients to the Tokyo Games has led to a controversy in Japan.
The South Korean Olympic team in Tokyo has rented an entire hotel, about 20-minute drive to the Athletes’ Village, to cook food for its athletes separately and screen ingredients over COVID-19 and radiation fears.
Some people see the move as an insult. It has added to already frayed relations between the two neighbours.
Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul, South Korea.
Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.
Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.
Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.
South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital.
Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens.