Survey: Fewer Evacuees Want To Return To Fukushima

Survey: Fewer evacuees want to return to FukushimaA Japanese government survey shows that fewer people who fled the 2011 nuclear accident want to return to their home towns in Fukushima Prefecture. Many younger people are reluctant to go back.
The Reconstruction Agency and other institutions conduct an annual survey of the residents of areas where an evacuation order remains in place. The fiscal 2016 survey covered 5 municipalities -- the towns of Tomioka, Futaba, Namie and Kawamata, and Iitate Village.

Fewer Than 4,000 Traffic Deaths In 2016

Fewer than 4,000 traffic deaths in 2016The number of people killed in accidents on roads in Japan dropped below 4,000 last year for the first time in 67 years. But the ratio of elderly people killed in motor vehicle accidents was the highest ever.