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Japan Marks 2 Years Since Tsunami
Japan is marking two years since a giant earthquake and tsunami crippled parts of the country. The ordeal continues today: Hundreds of thousands of people remain uprooted and the meltdowns and explosions at a nuclear plant created a crisis that is still far from resolved.
FOX News Radio’s Alastair Wanklyn has more from Tokyo:
(Woman During Tsunami) “Ohmygod! Ohmygod!”
The tsunami wreckage is now mostly cleared, but more than a quarter of a million people are still living in temporary accommodation here, many are jobless and depressed, and as young people flee, some schools in the region…
…are now all but empty. In Tokyo…
(Sound from Protest)
…anti-nuclear protesters are holding weekly rallies.
The wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant remains in a fragile condition, it is still releasing radiation and many areas there remains off-limits to cleanup workers.
Almost all of Japan’s nuclear reactors remain shut down, so it is now importing more gas and oil – at great expense.
In Tokyo, Alastair Wanklyn, FOX News Radio.