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Natural disasters

8 years after Fukushima, 52,000 search for a new home

As friendships are formed, relocated families begin buying their emergency houses

A memorial service for victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture on March 10. (Photo by Karina Noka)
A memorial service for victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture on March 10. (Photo by Karina Noka)

FUKUSHIMA/TOKYO -- As memorial services for the thousands killed in the Great East Japan Earthquake are held across Japan Monday, more than 50,000 people remain displaced and the country is spending more on power eight years after the disaster.

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