Okuma Town Marks Three-Year Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake /Nuclear Disaster, Releases Interim Report Regarding Revival Plan

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Okuma Town announces an interim report regarding their Revival Plan: “From Ghost Town to Global Destination" making remarks to Three-Year Anniversary of the Great Okuma Town Marks Three-Year Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake /Nuclear Disaster.

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The town of Okuma is located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. People may know our town as the location of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The town was evacuated on March 13, 2011, following the Great East Japan Earthquake/tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster.

Residents were forced to leave their houses, their neighbors, pets, businesses, schools, and entire livelihoods, and reside in cold, and impersonal evacuation shelters and other such locations, without certainty of their future. Over than a year since the disaster were only a few Okuma townspeople allowed to return, albeit temporarily, to their homes beginning in December 2012.

It has been three years now since the incident at Tokyo Electric’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Townspeople's lives are difficult, and completely different from what they were when we lived peacefully and happily in Okuma.

The citizens/townspeople have considered many options regarding the future of Okuma, townspeople have started to seek to achieve full revitalization of our “furusato,” our hometown as one of our option.

Herewith is an interim report (translated into English) regarding those options for the town, all of which are centered on “the renewal of hometown.”


It is the desire and goal of Okuma Town Hall to periodically relay to the world the current situation of Okuma, and how we are trying to restore this town to the great place it once was, and will be once more.

Thank you.

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