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    Fukushima Youth Ready to Abandon Irradiated Hometowns

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    More than 50 percent of the Japanese young respondents want to relocate from the place they are residing in after their Fukushima earthquake experience.

    A survey by a panel from the Reconstruction Agency found that more than 50 percent of young respondents between the ages of 10 and 29 do not plan on living in the same place where they experienced the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

    The respondents are people living in the municipalities in the Fukushima region that were greatly hit by the radiation from the triple core meltdown of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station in March 2011 — a man-made disaster triggered by the quake and tsunami.

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