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Hardship bites deep into Japan

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Hardship bites deep into Japan


Thirteen days after Japan’s twin earthquake and tsunami disasters, towns far from the impact zone are still trying to deal with shortages of food and fuel.

Euronews journalist Chris Cummins sent this report:

“We left a concerned Tokyo, which has the appearance of a city which is operating normally apart from a certain tension, a deep tension and we travelled on the main highway for which you need special permission to travel and passed Fukushima and Fukushima City.

“Petrol is available until you reach Morioka which is – I suppose you can say – the ‘gateway to the disaster area’. There is nothing on the streets excepts for huge queues of cars queuing for gasoline. The petrol stations are not yet open and I would suggest that the queues are two, three or four hundred cars long.”

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