White House says expects Biden and Suga to discuss Fukushima nuclear issue

An aerial view shows the storage tanks for treated water at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it understands the careful considerations Japan is weighing as it decides whether to go ahead with hosting the Olympics in Tokyo this year.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki also said she expected U.S. President Joe Biden and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will discuss Japan's plans to discharge contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)