HIROSHIMA — Last year, around spring break, I visited Eiheiji — the Temple of Eternal Peace — a magnificent 700-year-old Buddhist complex in the bucolic hills of Fukui Prefecture in central Japan. It so impressed me that I intend to return in a few weeks. But much has changed since last year; this time my travel plans will include advance tracking of government and other Web sites for safety updates on the region’s nuclear reactors. Small, rural Fukui has 14, the highest number for any prefecture.
Welcome to the new Japan.
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