Skip to content


65% of Fukushima evacuees have no intention of returning home: survey via The Mainichi

[…]

While the survey, conducted by a research facility at Kwansei Gakuin University, only received responses from 522 of 4,876 people to whom questionnaires were sent, it provided a rare insight into how former residents see the reconstruction of their former home.

The government of the northeastern prefecture has not carried out such surveys in recent years. There were over 36,900 evacuees within and outside the prefecture as of October, according to the prefectural government.

Among the 522 respondents who resided in the prefecture at the time of the nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant triggered by the massive quake and ensuing tsunamis, 341 people said they do not intend to return.

According to the survey conducted between July and September, 138 people said they plan to go back and 43 people did not answer or offer a valid response.

In response to a multiple-choice question asking why they have not returned to their homes, 46.1 percent said they still fear contamination of the environment, followed by 44.8 percent who said they have settled down in places they currently live.

Read more.

Posted in *English.

Tagged with , .


One Response

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Continuing the Discussion

  1. My Homepage linked to this post on 2021/01/12

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2020/11/28/65-of-fukushima-evacuees-have-no-intention-of-returning-home-survey-via-the-mainichi/ […]



Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.