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Disaster-hit prefecture chases medical-device hub dream

An artist's rendering of the medical device development and safety evaluation center being built by Fukushima Prefecture.

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Nikkei) -- Just four years after being rocked by a nuclear disaster, Japan's Fukushima Prefecture is moving closer to becoming a premier global hub for advanced medical equipment.

     Companies are rushing to set up operations or expand facilities here. If the trend continues, the medical equipment sector could join renewables as key engines of the prefecture's economic comeback.

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