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The crippled nuclear plant in Japan's Fukushima prefecture and shoppers buying up salt in Chongqing, China, on Aug. 25: Many Chinese fear water from Fukushima will poison the world's oceans. (Source photos by Getty Images and Kohnosuke Urata)
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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He was the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize.

A Chinese family who migrated to Japan received an unusual but serious inquiry recently from a close friend back home in China's Sichuan province.

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