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Many foreign nationals living in Fukushima Prefecture at the time of the March 2011 nuclear crisis say they relocated either to their home countries or within Japan, according to a survey by a nonprofit group, The Fukushima International Association

According to the survey, foreigners were troubled by the difference in media coverage between Japan and their home countries and that most of them relied on TV rather than radio because of language barriers. Of the 70 foreigners who were living in the prefecture in late 2012 and interviewed by the association, 51 people (73 percent) said they evacuated. Of them, 29 left Japan for their home countries, while 21 moved out of the prefecture and one within the prefecture.

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Many foreigners in Fukushima fled after crisis, news reporting questioned (Japan Times)

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