Recently the NHK News reported the following:
Two weeks had passed since the North East Great Kanto Earthquake, 197,000 people continued their relocation livelihood in various centers in Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima. On top of that up to 30,000 people had been evacuated out of the prefectures, and in Fukushima Prefecture where the nuclear accident happened, public office functioning of the municipality were moved outside the prefecture and massive evacuation movement continued.
NHK as of 26th brought together the shelter situation in all administrative divisions. The number of people who were seeking shelter due to this earthquake fell below 200,000 in the whole country for the first time after the earthquake and stood at 197,145 people. Those had the highest number of refugees respectively were: Miyagi Prefecture - 635 places in 30 cities and towns with 85,476 people seeking refuge. Iwate - 380 places in 21 municipalities with 43,879 people. Fukushima prefecture - 288 places in 47 municipalities with 31,264 people relocated. On the other hand, the number of those who departed from locals around Fukushima Prefecture where the nuclear accident happened to take shelter at other prefectures had increased further on the 26th, and those evacuated outside the prefecture had gone up to a total of 33,818 people in the whole country. Most people sought refuge in Kanto Koshinetsu region. The most popular was Niigata Prefecture with 8,701 people, next was Gunma Prefecture with 3,490 people, followed by Saitama with 3,391 people seeking refuge.
The impact of nuclear accident happened in Fukushima is now being felt. I hope it will not deteriorate further.