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Thousands of students who evacuated following the nuclear disaster triggered by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami are still attending schools away from their homes in Fukushima Prefecture, a survey shows.

A total of 15,281 students were transferred from their kindergarten, elementary, junior and senior high schools and special support schools.

Of these, 9,767 are attending schools outside the prefecture, while 5,514 are attending schools in the prefecture.

The survey by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology was carried out in May.

Nearly 130,000 people remain evacuated from their homes in Fukushima Prefecture. A growing number of them have opted to register as residents in their current locations, with many citing radiation fears.

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Over 10,000 Fukushima children still studying far from homes (Asahi Newspaper)

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