10 Jun '11, 11pm

Japan marks three months since tsunami

Japan marks three months since tsunami

TOKYO : Japan Saturday marked three months since its devastating quake-tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis, with the prime minister visiting the disaster zone and thousands set for anti-nuclear protests. Centre-left Prime Minister Naoto Kan, under heavy opposition pressure to step down over his handling of the March 11 catastrophe, was to make a one-day trip to an area in Iwate prefecture, one of the worst-hit regions. Kan was to attend a government-sponsored forum in the port town of Kamaishi on ways to improve survivors' lives, said his spokesman, who apologised for the fact that many people were still enduring harsh conditions. Frustration has run high in Japan as the Fukushima nuclear crisis shows no sign of ending and nearly 100,000 evacuees remain holed up in more than 2,400 crowded shelters, many of them jobless and worried about their future. Rebuilding the muddy ...

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