• Kyodo


Private colleges and universities in Fukushima Prefecture continued to experience depressed enrollments in the 2013 school year, even as counterparts in two neighboring prefectures also hit hard by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami saw new students increase close to pre-quake levels, according to the education ministry.

“Enrollments of students from outside the prefecture plunged because of misinformation about the crippled Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station,” an official at a Fukushima private school said.

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