The extended Shinkawa family fled Fukushima on Wednesday to escape the threat of nuclear contamination. Here, Yoko Shinkawa, 75, plays with her grandson Rye Shinkawa, 5, on the mats in the gymnasium in Yamagata.
The extended Shinkawa family fled Fukushima on Wednesday to escape the threat of nuclear contamination. Here, Yoko Shinkawa, 75, plays with her grandson Rye Shinkawa, 5, on the mats in the gymnasium in Yamagata. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT
The extended Shinkawa family fled Fukushima on Wednesday to escape the threat of nuclear contamination. Here, Yoko Shinkawa, 75, plays with her grandson Rye Shinkawa, 5, on the mats in the gymnasium in Yamagata. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT

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March 16, 2011 8:10 PM

U.S. officials: Japanese should widen nuclear evacuation zone

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