Matsuno: Japan will work to build understanding of Fukushima treated water

Japan's top government spokesperson says efforts will be made to gain global understanding of a plan to release treated and diluted water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu spoke to reporters on Tuesday morning as a team of South Korean experts were set to visit the Fukushima plant.

He said through the inspection Japan will work to deepen understanding in South Korea about the safety of the treated water that will be released into the ocean.

He said Japan will also make efforts to build understanding in the global community by continuing to release highly transparent information.

The Japanese government plans to release the treated water after it has been diluted to well within Japan's safety limit. Officials say it will even clear the World Health Organization's suggested levels for drinking water.