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25,606 people moved out of Fukushima in last 6 months, ministry says

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said this week that the number of people moving out of Fukushima Prefecture in the last six months has reached 25,606, creating the highest recorded population exodus of any prefecture in that six-month period.

The number of people moving to the prefecture during the same time period was reported to be 14,054, creating a loss of 11,552 residents, a ministry spokesperson said, reporting on the results of a survey.

The ministry says the figure is a decrease on the number of people who left the prefecture immediately following the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, which is believed to have reached around 25,000. However, the figure is still around double that recorded before the earthquake and the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began, NTV reported.

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25,606 people who should have moved long before - with the support of the government. I hope the majority of those who moved are the people who have small children who before, refused to leave.

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This is TEPCO's tsunami. It would be good to these people's opinion on nuclear power and Japan's continued reliance on it.

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If they could they ALL would.

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