Japan PM vows new five-year plan to rebuild from 2011 disaster

March 10, 2015 11:16 AM

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Japan PM vows new five-year plan to rebuild from 2011 disaster

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday vowed to draw up a new-five year plan to speed rebuilding from a massive 2011 tsunami and the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl that have left thousands still homeless.

Abe spoke ahead of the fourth anniversary of the devastating March 11 earthquake, which set off a massive tsunami that ravaged the Pacific coastline, killing nearly 20,000 and causing explosions and meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

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