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Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster

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March 14, 2018
Japan faces questions from abroad about its handling of the lingering aftereffects of the triple disaster.
 
March 11 marked the seventh anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disaster that devastated Japan’s northeast coastal regions in 2011. While the resulting accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continues to cause a great deal of disruption within the country, it also poses ongoing challenges for Japan’s diplomacy.
 
The Japanese government recently came under pressure in a United Nations human rights forum over the adequacy of its support for people who fled the disaster zone – and faced scrutiny about radiation levels in places where evacuees have returned. At the same time, Japanese diplomats have been waging a long battle to persuade other countries to ease import restrictions on food from the surrounding areas.
 
The Fukushima prefectural government says that the number of evacuees peaked at…

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March 17, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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