FUKUSHIMA – A statue of a child wearing a protective suit near Fukushima Station has sparked criticism that it gives the impression that residents still need such gear following the 2011 nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
The 6.2-meter-high statue, called “Sun Child,” was made by contemporary artist Kenji Yanobe to express his wish for a world free from nuclear disasters. The statue indicates the surrounding air is “clean” as the child is holding a helmet and a radiation counter on its chest reads “000”.
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