Kawauchi, Fukushima

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Location of Kawauchi in Fukushima
Location of Kawauchi in Fukushima
Kawauchi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 37°20′15″N 140°48′34″E / 37.3375°N 140.80944°E / 37.3375; 140.80944Coordinates: 37°20′15″N 140°48′34″E / 37.3375°N 140.80944°E / 37.3375; 140.80944
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima
District Futaba District
 • Total 197.38 km2 (76.21 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 3,203
 • Density 13.7/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Momi Fir
- Flower Enkianthus campanulatus
Address Fukushima-ken, Futaba-gun, Kawauchi-mura, Ooza Kamikawauchiza, Hayato 11-24
Website Village of Kawauchi

Kawauchi (川内村 Kawauchi-mura?) is a Japanese village in Fukushima Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

History[change | change source]

Kawauchi was evacuated because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. The village is 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. People had to leave their homes because of radiation.[1]

In 2012, the village government urged people to come back to their homes.[2] In 2013, only 400 of the 2,000+ citizens of the village have decided to return.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Takada, Aya and Yuiy Humber. "Fukushima Seeks Revival in Radiation-Free Farms With No Soil," Bloomberg. March 11, 2013; retrieved 2013-3-12.
  2. "Pupils return to school in Fukushima's shadow," The Guardian (UK). 16 April 2012; retrieved 2013-3-12.

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