Residents of Fukushima prefecture pray at a commemorative event. Photo: Kyodo

Japan holds minute of silence for victims of 2011 earthquake and tsunami that triggered nuclear crisis in Fukushima

  • People across the country bowed their heads in prayer at 2.46pm, the moment that the deadly magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck
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Residents of Fukushima prefecture pray at a commemorative event. Photo: Kyodo
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An abandoned car and house in Namie in March 2018. Photo: AFP

Most evacuees under 50 from three Fukushima towns have no plans to return

  • Regardless of their age, nearly half the residents of two of the towns said they would never go back
Topic |   Fukushima nuclear disaster

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An abandoned car and house in Namie in March 2018. Photo: AFP
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