Fukushima evacuees resist return as 'Reconstruction Olympics' near
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 Tokyo (AFP) March 8, 2019
With Japan keen to flaunt Tokyo 2020 as the "Reconstruction Olympics", people who fled the Fukushima nuclear disaster are being urged to return home but not everyone is eager to go. Tokyo and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) plan to use the global spotlight from the Games to showcase the recovery of the region devastated by the 2011 nuclear disaster and the tsunami that triggered it
Japan is the next country to take on hosting duties for the Olympics. Deadspin reports the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee has nicknamed their Games the “Reconstruction Olympics.” The “reconstruction” refers to the effort to rebuild parts of the country that were devastated by the 2011...