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.

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.