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Mieko Okubo, 59, poses with a portrait of her father-in-law Fumio Okubo in their house where he committed suicide in the evacuated town of Iitate in Fukushima prefecture

Source: Reuters - Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:22 PM
Author: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Mieko Okubo, 59, poses with a portrait of her father-in-law Fumio Okubo in their house where he committed suicide in the evacuated town of Iitate in Fukushima prefecture September 18, 2013. Fumio, a 102 year old farmer hanged himself in the house he lived in all his life after authorities ordered evacuation from the area following the nuclear disaster at the tsunami-crippled Daiichi power plant. Mieko, who lives outside the exclusion zone, comes back every other day to feed Fumio's dog and clean the house. Asked about Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, Mieko said: "Honestly? They didn't have to run for Olympic games this time. They can spend that money on Fukushima. Many of my friends say the same - we are afraid to be forgotten because of the Olympics". REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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