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People flee Japan nuke disaster to faraway Okinawa

By YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press Published: December 23, 2012

NAHA, Japan — Okinawa is about as far away as one can get from Fukushima without leaving Japan, and that is why Minaho Kubota is here.

Petrified of the radiation spewing from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant that went into multiple meltdowns last year, Kubota grabbed her children, left her skeptical husband and moved to the small southwestern island. More than 1,000 people from the disaster zone have done the same thing.

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