• Kyodo


Several hundred e-mail messages have been sent to Yamatsuri, Fukushima Prefecture, expressing support for the municipality’s decision not to join a controversial nationwide registry network of citizens, according to town officials.

The farming town with a population of 7,000 announced its decision July 22, making headlines as the nation’s first municipality to refuse to be involved.

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