Japanese Town Wishes to Move

The stories never end, and here’s yet another recovery question. Is it possible for a town to move? Futaba is in the Fukushima prefecture but wants to simply take it’s name, move in entire political base, population, and rebuild elsewhere. It’s a concept that’s hard to understand. Can a town of 7,000 just find new land and move? It seems easier for them to just migrate to another town but instead, the officials wish to relocate. We’ll venture to guess this won’t happen, but the sentiments of what ‘home’ means to people resonates, especially in a place where the location has been passed from generations. It’s not a bunch of apartments. (Washington Post – Futaba)

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