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Photo by UNISDR Mr. Kazunori Endo, Director General, Soma Sousou Fishermen’s Cooperative in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture.

Japan: Fukushima’s fish industry yet to recover

31 Mar 2015, UNISDR Hyogo; UNISDR AP

'The number of people who are today willing to buy fish from Fukushima is very low,' said the director general of the local Soma Sousou Fishermen’s Cooperative...Two months after the Fukushima accident, the World Health Organization reported: 'Some seafood in the direct vicinity of the nuclear power plant has been found to be contaminated at levels above the regulatory limits set by the Japanese Government'...

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Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1995 541,636
Flood 2000 360,110
Storm 2005 270,140
Storm 2004 180,050
Storm 2000 180,041
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