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Few See Progress in Postdisaster Reconstruction: Jiji Poll, jiji, 3/3/12

Tokyo, March 3 (Jiji Press)–A recent Jiji Press opinion poll shows that 81.2 pct of respondents see little or no progress in postdisaster reconstruction and work to end Japan’s nuclear crisis.
Of the respondents, 58 pct observed little progress on both fronts, and 23.2 pct saw no progress at all. Those who recognized some or major progress accounted for 17.2 pct in total.
The survey was conducted during four days from Feb. 9 through interview on 2,000 adults nationwide. Valid responses came from 1,265 people.
On responses to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, 79 pct praised rescue and support activities by Self-Defense Forces troops and fire crew.
Those appreciating port and road reconstruction and transport of emergency relief supplies accounted for 33 pct, while 21.4 pct welcomed the establishment of the Reconstruction Agency.

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

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