21 May '11, 6pm

Japan, China, S. Korea leaders visit nuclear region: FUKUSHIMA, Japan : The leaders of Japan, China and South Ko...

Japan, China, S. Korea leaders visit nuclear region: FUKUSHIMA, Japan : The leaders of Japan, China and South Ko...

FUKUSHIMA, Japan : The leaders of Japan, China and South Korea travelled to Fukushima on Saturday in a show of solidarity over the ongoing nuclear crisis, visiting evacuees left homeless by the quake and tsunami. Ahead of a three-way summit, Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak arrived at a shelter 60 kilometres (40 miles) away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The power station has leaked radiation into the air, sea and land since it was crippled by a huge earthquake and tsunami on March 11 in the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Tokyo's neighbours have been concerned by the leak and its impact on food safety across the region, but Saturday's visit focused on paying respects to the lives and homes lost in the disasters. Wen and Lee, who arrived in northeastern Japan earlier in the day,...

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