According to the survey conducted in Japan, the public thinks that after the earthquake and tsunami in the northeast of the country in March 2011, reconstruction efforts are insufficient.
Public broadcaster NHK’s Institute for Broadcasting Culture Research asked the public about their thoughts on reconstruction activities in the tsunami hit Pacific coastal states for 5 weeks between November and December 2020.
More than 2,300 people answered the survey, which reached 3,600 people over the age of 16 in the states of the Tohoku region in the northeast, and asked about the latest state of the reconstruction works in the 10th year of the earthquake.
27 percent of the respondents said that the restructuring activities across the region were progressing “slightly”, while 2 percent said they “did not make any progress”.
“People’s perspectives should be evaluated”
53 percent of the participants stated that after the leakage in the Fukushima Dai nuclear power plant during the earthquake, the decontamination works in the surrounding areas were progressing at a “small level”, while 12 percent said “there was no progress”.
Evaluating the survey results, Hyogo University Prof. Reo Kimura emphasized that the reconstruction efforts are “half the way” and that people’s perspectives on the subject should be taken into consideration.