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    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201210310021
    Japan spent rebuilding money on unrelated projects

    October 31, 2012
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    SENDAI—About a quarter of the $148 billion budget for reconstruction after Japan’s March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster has been spent on unrelated projects, including subsidies for a contact lens factory and research whaling.

    The findings of a government audit buttress complaints over shortcomings and delays in the reconstruction effort. More than half the budget is yet to be disbursed, stalled by indecision and bureaucracy, while nearly all of the 340,000 people evacuated from the disaster zone remain uncertain whether, when and how they will ever resettle...
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