Japan's economy may be picking up, but the outlook remains bleak for an often forgotten group of people: the roughly 150,000 evacuees from Fukushima Prefecture.

Living in temporary accommodations, these individuals and families were either residents in the 30-km mandatory evacuation zone or those who lived too close for comfort and fled by choice.

More than three years on, their plight continues. Following the loss of their homes and property, the government responded by offering free short-term accommodations but won't provide housing for longer periods. Many of the housing agreements are now reviewed annually.