Japanese mayor defies radiation risk

Mayor of village affected by fallout from Fukushima says it is time to go home, but some are not convinced.

Fukushima village

It’s been nearly a year since a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan last March.

The government created a 20-kilometre exclusion zone around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was hit by waves.

Although the original exclusion zone remains in place, the mayor of the village of Kawauchi says the radiation in some parts of his town is low enough for people to return.

Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from Kawauchi.

Source: Al Jazeera