4 years after a tsunami caused devastation and a nuclear disaster in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, life is far from restored for the local residents evacuated from the area. Justin McCurry reports.

Exposure to emissions would be fatal within hours, say authorities

The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site.

Hundreds of Japanese people accidentally infected with hepatitis C between the 1970s and 1990s are to be awarded compensation from the government and the drug companies responsible. But thousands of others also affected by the scandal stand to get nothing.