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Sat Mar 11, 2017, 03:47 PM Mar 2017

Six years on from Fukushima disaster residents live in 'contaminated communities' [View all]

Source: International Business Times

A report has accused the Japanese government of forcing evacuees to return to areas with radioactive contamination at higher levels than internationally recommended safe levels.

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Prime Minister Shinzō Abe addressed a national ceremony in Tokyo and bowed his head in silence at 2.46pm local time.

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Prince Akishino was also in attendance, in place of his father Emperor Akihito and mother Empress Michiko, and offered his condolences to the dead.

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Several hundred demonstrators gathered near Abe's office and in front of parliament to denounce government policy to restart nuclear reactors around the country shuttered after the disaster.

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Read more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/six-years-fukushima-disaster-residents-live-contaminated-communities-1611049

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