• Kyodo


The city of Fukushima began removing a statue of a child clad in a protective suit Tuesday following criticism that it could mislead the public into believing that local residents, affected by the 2011 nuclear crisis, need to wear such gear.

The 6.2-meter statue of a child in a yellow suit was unveiled near Fukushima Station on Aug. 3. Dubbed “Sun Child,” it was produced by contemporary artist Kenji Yanobe to express his wish for a world free of nuclear disasters.

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