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Actor Yusuke Iseya (Second Left) Shows Up at Coming-of-Age Ceremony in Village of Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture; Evacuation Orders Mostly Lifted in Iitate, Located Near TEPCO's Fukushima No. 1 Plant
The 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent monster tsunami waves on March 11 2011 severely damaged Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. A breakdown of cooling systems left nuclear reactors overheating, resulting in core meltdowns. The accident and suspension of other plants in the quake-hit areas have caused serious power supply shortages in various parts of eastern Japan including Tokyo.