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Fukushima Students Give Speeches on 2011 Disaster in Berlin

Fukushima Students Give Speeches on 2011 Disaster in Berlin

   Berlin, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--Nine high school students from Fukushima Prefecture gave speeches in Berlin on Thursday about their experiences of the March 2011 triple disaster that hit hard the northeastern Japan prefecture.
   Addressing German high school students, the nine from Fukushima recounted in English what they experienced in the disaster, in which a huge earthquake and deadly tsunami struck, followed by a meltdown accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
   An audience of several hundred listened attentively.
   Kae Togawa, 15, from the town of Namie, most of which is still in a no-entry zone due to high radiation levels, talked about her experience of being bullied because of the accident, with tears in her eyes.
   "I was told such bad words many times (as) 'You are an evacuee, you get compensation. You bring in radiation,'" Togawa said.

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