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Fukushima residents confront government officials via Time Out Tokyo

Frightened residents stonewalled: Have your say

A video taken at an emotional meeting between Japanese government officials and the citizens of Korasse, Fukushima Prefecture, is threatening to go viral on YouTube. The video, posted on July 23 by pejorativeglut is unusual in that it features a faithful translation of the confrontation in English.

The exchange is brief and shocking, though the uploader points out in his notes that it was edited down from other longer videos that so far have not received subtitles. It culminates with the officials walking out, chased by a desperate member of the public, determined that they take a sample of urine back to Tokyo for testing. Unsurprisingly, the officials decline, saying it is simply not their responsibility.

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