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Fukushima Governor to Pitch Local Attractions in U.S.

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Washington, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)–Visiting Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori said Tuesday that he will pitch in the United States specialties and attractions of the northeastern Japan prefecture, such as sake and hot springs.

At a press conference, Uchibori said he wants many people to visit the prefecture from the United States and take first-hand looks at the current situation there.

If such visitors disseminate information about the prefecture in their own words, that will be a significant step toward reconstruction, he added.

Fukushima was hit hard by the March 2011 nuclear reactor meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. following a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

The evacuation area due to radioactive contamination caused by the nuclear disaster now accounts for only 5 pct of the prefecture’s land area and people live normal lives in the remaining 95 pct, Uchibori explained.


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