Japan’s new Prime Minister has paid his first visit to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
Yoshihiko Noda changed into protective clothing at the safety HQ, before going on-site to meet workers. Noda, who took office less than a week ago, says bringing Japan’s nuclear crisis under control is one of his top priorities.
His predecessor Naoto Kan resigned after polls registered public dissatisfaction with his handling of the disaster.
The earthquake in March left around 20,000 people dead or missing and crippled the four nuclear reactors at Fukushima.