Fukushima evacuees’ response to Noda
Residents of Iitate Village near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have asked newly elected Democratic Party head Yoshihiko Noda to step up the rebuilding of their community.
Almost all of the villagers had to evacuate after the accident at the nuclear plant.
A 43-year-old woman who fled to Fukushima city says she doesn’t want Noda to forget his responsibility of restoring the lives of the evacuees.
She said she wants him to visit Fukushima to learn what the people there truly need, and to work to pave the way for reconstruction.
A 56-year-old woman said she wants the new government to decontaminate her village so she can return home. But she said she has little hope the new leadership will make a difference, as Japan’s prime ministers change all the time.
Monday, August 29, 2011 19:04 +0900 (JST)