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The Irish head of a charity for children affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster visited Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, on the one-year anniversary Sunday of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that triggered the Fukushima crisis.

Adi Roche, chief executive officer of the Cork, Ireland-based Chernobyl Children International charity group, met with Minamisoma Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai and delivered a message from Irish President Michael Higgins expressing solidarity with residents of the city, the southern part of which is in the no-go zone.

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