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Six years after Fukushima

A wave approaches Miyako City from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mainichi Shimbun

A wave approaches Miyako City from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mainichi Shimbun

A wave approaches Miyako City from the Heigawa estuary in Iwate Prefecture after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mainichi Shimbun
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Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan. REUTERS/Kyodo

Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan. REUTERS/Kyodo

Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan. REUTERS/Kyodo
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A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun
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Whirlpools are seen following a tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture. REUTERS/Yomiuri

Whirlpools are seen following a tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture. REUTERS/Yomiuri

Whirlpools are seen following a tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture. REUTERS/Yomiuri
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Sixty-year-old survivor Hiromitsu Shinkawa (R), who was swept out to sea by the tsunami, is seen as crew members of Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Aegis vessel Choukai approach, about 15 km (9.3 miles) off Fukushima prefecture. The crew of the JMSDF vessel found Hiromatsu clinging to the roof of his house two days after the tsunami caused by a massive earthquake swept him out to sea. The survivor is from Minamisoma. REUTERS/Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force

Sixty-year-old survivor Hiromitsu Shinkawa (R), who was swept out to sea by the tsunami, is seen as crew members of Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Aegis vessel Choukai approach, about 15 km (9.3 miles) off Fukushima prefecture. The crew of the...more

Sixty-year-old survivor Hiromitsu Shinkawa (R), who was swept out to sea by the tsunami, is seen as crew members of Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Aegis vessel Choukai approach, about 15 km (9.3 miles) off Fukushima prefecture. The crew of the JMSDF vessel found Hiromatsu clinging to the roof of his house two days after the tsunami caused by a massive earthquake swept him out to sea. The survivor is from Minamisoma. REUTERS/Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force
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A damaged car is seen in a cemetery at an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Watari, Miyagi prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A damaged car is seen in a cemetery at an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Watari, Miyagi prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A damaged car is seen in a cemetery at an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, in Watari, Miyagi prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A woman looks at the damage caused by a tsunami and an earthquake in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

A woman looks at the damage caused by a tsunami and an earthquake in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun

A woman looks at the damage caused by a tsunami and an earthquake in Ishimaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck the area. REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun
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A piano is submerged in water in the area devastated by tsunami in Rikuzentakat. 
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A piano is submerged in water in the area devastated by tsunami in Rikuzentakat. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A piano is submerged in water in the area devastated by tsunami in Rikuzentakat. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A girl who has been isolated at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels, looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A girl who has been isolated at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels, looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A girl who has been isolated at a makeshift facility to screen, cleanse and isolate people with high radiation levels, looks at her dog through a window in Nihonmatsu. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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A volunteer cleans a family photo that was washed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as baby photos are placed to dry at a volunteer center in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A volunteer cleans a family photo that was washed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as baby photos are placed to dry at a volunteer center in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A volunteer cleans a family photo that was washed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as baby photos are placed to dry at a volunteer center in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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People walk at an area that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, in Miyako, Iwate prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People walk at an area that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, in Miyako, Iwate prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People walk at an area that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, in Miyako, Iwate prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Elderly people warm themselves with blankets at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Elderly people warm themselves with blankets at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Elderly people warm themselves with blankets at a Japanese Red Cross hospital after being evacuated from the area hit by tsunami in Ishinomaki. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Survivors react after collecting their belongings at their destroyed house in a village hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Survivors react after collecting their belongings at their destroyed house in a village hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Survivors react after collecting their belongings at their destroyed house in a village hit by an earthquake and tsunami in Otsuchi. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
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An empty shopping street is seen in Tomioka town, inside the exclusion zone of a 20km radius around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An empty shopping street is seen in Tomioka town, inside the exclusion zone of a 20km radius around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An empty shopping street is seen in Tomioka town, inside the exclusion zone of a 20km radius around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko talk with evacuees at Tokyo Budoh-kan, used as an evacuation shelter, in Tokyo. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko talk with evacuees at Tokyo Budoh-kan, used as an evacuation shelter, in Tokyo. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko talk with evacuees at Tokyo Budoh-kan, used as an evacuation shelter, in Tokyo. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) bow to evacuees from Kawauchi village as they prepare for a brief return to their homes inside the restricted zone of a 20km radius around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, at a gymnasium in Kawauchi village, about 22 km (14 miles) from the plant in Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) bow to evacuees from Kawauchi village as they prepare for a brief return to their homes inside the restricted zone of a 20km radius around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, at a...more

Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) bow to evacuees from Kawauchi village as they prepare for a brief return to their homes inside the restricted zone of a 20km radius around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, at a gymnasium in Kawauchi village, about 22 km (14 miles) from the plant in Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A worker, wearing a protective suit and a mask, is seen from a bus near the No. 3 reactor building at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A worker, wearing a protective suit and a mask, is seen from a bus near the No. 3 reactor building at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A worker, wearing a protective suit and a mask, is seen from a bus near the No. 3 reactor building at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Japanese journalists look at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from bus windows in Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/David Guttenfelder/Pool

Officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Japanese journalists look at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from bus windows in Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/David Guttenfelder/Pool

Officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Japanese journalists look at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from bus windows in Fukushima prefecture. REUTERS/David Guttenfelder/Pool
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A woman prays for the deceased as snow falls, at a place where she was employed at a photo studio at the time, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

A woman prays for the deceased as snow falls, at a place where she was employed at a photo studio at the time, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

A woman prays for the deceased as snow falls, at a place where she was employed at a photo studio at the time, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture, March 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo
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Mikio Watanabe holds a portrait of his late wife Hamako under photographs of his ancestors and Hamako (top R) at his home at Yamakiya district in Kawamata town, Fukushima prefecture, June 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Mikio Watanabe holds a portrait of his late wife Hamako under photographs of his ancestors and Hamako (top R) at his home at Yamakiya district in Kawamata town, Fukushima prefecture, June 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Mikio Watanabe holds a portrait of his late wife Hamako under photographs of his ancestors and Hamako (top R) at his home at Yamakiya district in Kawamata town, Fukushima prefecture, June 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A man walks next to port area destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Kessenuma town, in Miyagi prefecture. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man walks next to port area destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Kessenuma town, in Miyagi prefecture. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man walks next to port area destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in Kessenuma town, in Miyagi prefecture. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A fishing boat is seen on a field from inside an abandoned house in the evacuated town of Namie, September 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A fishing boat is seen on a field from inside an abandoned house in the evacuated town of Namie, September 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A fishing boat is seen on a field from inside an abandoned house in the evacuated town of Namie, September 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Wakana Kumagai, 7, visits the spot where her house, which was washed away by the tsunami, used to stand in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture, March 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Wakana Kumagai, 7, visits the spot where her house, which was washed away by the tsunami, used to stand in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture, March 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Wakana Kumagai, 7, visits the spot where her house, which was washed away by the tsunami, used to stand in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi prefecture, March 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A house damaged by the tsunami is seen at a residential area in an evacuation zone in Namie, February 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A house damaged by the tsunami is seen at a residential area in an evacuation zone in Namie, February 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A house damaged by the tsunami is seen at a residential area in an evacuation zone in Namie, February 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Buddhist monks offer prayers for victims at Kitaizumi beach in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, March 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Buddhist monks offer prayers for victims at Kitaizumi beach in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, March 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Buddhist monks offer prayers for victims at Kitaizumi beach in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, March 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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