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Japan nuclear disaster residents return

A town evacuated after Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has reopened.

A town evacuated after Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has partially reopened. William McMichael is a Canadian who moved to Fukushima prefecture 12 years ago to work as a professor of economics, and describes his mission to combat misinformation about the disaster. And we consider the future of nuclear power with German Member of the European Parliament, Joe Leinen, whose country decided to switch off the power source from 2022, and Dr Paul Dorfman, of the anti-nuclear Nuclear Consulting Group in discussion with Dr Jonathan Cobb, of the World Nuclear Association, which represents the global nuclear industry. Also in the programme, in the wake of the departure of President Trump's Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, we discuss US immigration policy with our regular economic commentator, Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute. The UK Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a group of Zambians, in a case against the mining giant Vedanta. Our reporter Russell Padmore was in court, and explains the ruling. Plus as the Indian election season gets under way, we travel to Kolkata to meet some political rally participants who are being paid to show up.

(Picture: Some residents returning to look at cherry blossom. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

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