Japan’s PM to visit Fukushima nuke operation base to encourage workersApril 2nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 2 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will pay a visit to an operation base in Fukushima Prefecture to give encouragement to Self-Defense Forces members and other workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power pant.
He will visit operation base at the ‘J-village’ soccer training facility, which is around 20 kilometers from the nuclear power plant, Kyodo reports.
Kan will also fly to Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture, a city devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, where he will meet the evacuees.
According to the officials, his one-day trip will also include a briefing from Rikuzentakata Mayor Futoshi Toba, about the city’s current condition.
Kan’s earlier schedule to visit evacuees in another heavily affected city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 21 was canceled at the last minute due to poor weather.
Regarding Kan’s current visit to Fukushima Prefecture, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has said it is ‘very meaningful’ for the country’s leader to see the situation on the ground and speak with evacuees. (ANI)
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