community, fukushima, japan government, NHK, relocation, temporary housing

Collective relocation of Fukushima residents, NHK March 26, 2011

(my comment: collective relocation is better for social cohesion; scattered relocation leads to lots of problems in the lives o evacuees, and loss of community)

“Municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture are relocating residents and administrative functions to remote areas. Many of them are located within the evacuation zone around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

On March 19th, Futaba Town moved its functions and the entire community to Saitama City in Saitama Prefecture.

Two other municipalities have also decided on collective relocation of administration and residents. Okuma Town plans to move to Aizu-Wakamatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture, and Naraha Town, to Aizu-Misato Town in the same prefecture.

In a similar move, Minami Soma City evacuated about 5,000 residents in groups to Niigata, Gunma, and other prefectures.
Residents of Namie Town and Hirono Town have also moved out in groups to Saitama, Tochigi, and other prefectures.”

Saturday, March 26, 2011 19:22 +0900 (JST)

nhk world

About liz

from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.

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