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The Prime Minister Visits Fukushima Prefecture

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Photograph of the Prime Minister eating the rice ball made of

Photograph of the Prime Minister eating the rice ball made of "Tenno Tsubu," the original rice cultivar of Fukushima Prefecture

  • Photograph of the Prime Minister eating the rice ball made of
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister giving words of encouragement to the police unit at the area patrol team base
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister having talks with people who worked on-site immediately after the accident
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister giving words of encouragement to the staff at the Emergency Response Headquarters
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the top floor of the Unit 4 building (second from left)
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the top floor of the Unit 4 building (second from right in the top row)
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the central operation room of Units 1 and 2 (second from left)
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the elementary school where decontamination work is underway
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving a letter of request from the Mayor of Naraha Town
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the temporary storage site for contaminated soil
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the inspection laboratory for all of the bags of rice

Photograph of the Prime Minister giving words of encouragement to the police unit at the area patrol team base

Photograph of the Prime Minister giving words of encouragement to the police unit at the area patrol team base

Photograph of the Prime Minister having talks with people who worked on-site immediately after the accident

Photograph of the Prime Minister having talks with people who worked on-site immediately after the accident

Photograph of the Prime Minister giving words of encouragement to the staff at the Emergency Response Headquarters

Photograph of the Prime Minister giving words of encouragement to the staff at the Emergency Response Headquarters

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the top floor of the Unit 4 building (second from left)

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the top floor of the Unit 4 building (second from left)

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the top floor of the Unit 4 building (second from right in the top row)

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the top floor of the Unit 4 building (second from right in the top row)

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the central operation room of Units 1 and 2 (second from left)

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the central operation room of Units 1 and 2 (second from left)

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the elementary school where decontamination work is underway

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the elementary school where decontamination work is underway

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving a letter of request from the Mayor of Naraha Town

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving a letter of request from the Mayor of Naraha Town

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the temporary storage site for contaminated soil

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the temporary storage site for contaminated soil

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the inspection laboratory for all of the bags of rice

Photograph of the Prime Minister observing the inspection laboratory for all of the bags of rice

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda visited Fukushima Prefecture to gauge the extent of the damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

First, the Prime Minister visited the area patrol team base in Hirono Town, Futaba County of Fukushima Prefecture, and gave words of encouragement to the police members who are in charge of patrol duties in the no-entry zone.

Then, the Prime Minister visited J-Village in Naraha Town, Futaba County, and had talks with people who worked on-site immediately after the accident. Then, after changing into protective gear, the Prime Minister headed to Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)'s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. At the Emergency Response Headquarters, he extended words of encouragement to the personnel engaged in the work to bring the nuclear accident to a conclusion. He then examined the upper section of the Unit 4 nuclear reactor building, and the central operation room for Units 1 and 2.

Afterwards, the Prime Minister observed an elementary school in Naraha Town where decontamination work is underway to remove radioactive substances, and the temporary storage site for contaminated soil, and received an explanation on the overall decontamination work, among other matters.

Lastly, the Prime Minister headed to Motomiya City. The Prime Minister observed the inspection laboratory for all of the bags of rice where the inspection of rice produced in FY2012 in Fukushima Prefecture is being implemented, and sampled a rice ball made of"Tenno Tsubu,"the original rice cultivar of Fukushima Prefecture.

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