Toru Anzai was resettled after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Now, five years on, the government is pushing ahead with decontaminating the exclusion zone to make it habitable again. But Toru Anzai is skeptical.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has led a somber ceremony in Tokyo to mark the seventh anniversary of the tsunami disaster. The tragedy killed some 18,500 people and triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
Images from an underwater robot showed large deposits of what is thought to be melted nuclear fuel at the bottom of a damaged reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. If confirmed, it would mark a major milestone.
Japan's largest nuclear power plant has been declared safe by regulators, prompting renewed concerns from critics that operator TEPCO has not learned the lessons of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Julian Ryall reports.
Japan has held a moment of silence to honor those who were killed in the 2011 earthquake, ensuing tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident. Some 123,000 people who were evacuated have yet to return home six years later.
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