The number of foreigner’s registration (so-called “Alien registration”) decreased by 56,000 people from 2010 to 2011, MInistry of justice announced on 6/8/2012. It was 2,079,000 people in total.
It has been decreasing in these 3 years but especially in the 3 prefectures of disaster area, Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, it decreased by 14.3%, which is the biggest decreasing range.
Immigration Bureau of Japan under ministry of justice assumes it is because of the earthquake and nuclear accident. The decrease from September to December was relatively small, they think probably it’s bottomed.
It increased in Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Okinawa, where are thought to be less contaminated and it decreased in all the rest of the prefectures. The decreasing range was larger in eastern Japan than western Japan.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.