okuma

Ōkuma (大熊町, Ōkuma-machi) is a town located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. In 2010, the town had a population of 11,515. However, the town was totally evacuated in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and residents have been permitted return during daylight hours from May 2013. As of November 2016, the town had an official registered population of 10,700, however this number is due to the municipality continuing to keep track of its residents despite them having been evacuated elsewhere throughout the country. The total area is 78.71 square kilometres (30.39 sq mi).

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