Japan registered 240 suicides connected with the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami and ensuring nuclear disaster up until the end of 2020, statistics from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare have shown. Experts believe that prolonged evacuation due to the meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station has been a factor in some suicides, and point out the significance of offering support to victims to assist their emotional recovery.
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A hot spring inn here opened a museum about the Fukushima nuclear disaster to pass down lessons from the crisis and heal rifts that may have developed. Local volunteers started the Genshiryoku Saigai Koshokan museum, which opened within the Furutakiya ryokan on March 12, a day after the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that caused the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Admission is free for everyone, not just guests.
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Of the 85,000 containers holding radioactive waste placed in the radiation-controlled area of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the contents of about 4,000 have not been identified, operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) announced on April 5. According to TEPCO, it began listing the contents of the containers after the meltdown in 2011, but about 4,000 of them remain unidentified. The company says it will formulate a survey plan and proceed to determine what they hold.
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