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TOKIO’s DASH village evacuated, everyone and animals safe

22:46 JST April 18, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

DASH village website: "Thank you for your warm messages"

TOKIO’s DASH village has been evacuated safely, it was revealed on the group’s TV show on April 17, reports Sankei News and J-Cast News.

Fans were told of the current situation during Sunday’s “ザ!鉄腕!DASH!! (The! Tetsuwan! Dash!!)” which showed footage of the farm’s animals after being evacuated.  While the exact  location of the village had been kept a secret by the Nihon TV, it has been reported it was built in Namie, Fukushima prefecture.  The town is close to the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, so all of the people and animals have been evacuated to Gunma prefecture.

One of the villagers, Yamaguchi, had reported the situation:

“Currently, we have stopped all operations at DASH village.  Luckily we have been able to evacuate all of the animals to safe areas.  The people living around the village had always helped me, a first-time farmer, and they were kind enough to give us gifts like fresh vegetables, and delicious pickles and boiled food.  Now everyone has been torn apart.  Not knowing where our neighbours had gone, I found myself attached to the TV whenever something came up in the news that mentioned our area.  Otherwise I’d spend my days worried about what’s going to happen, or would we be able to go back to the village.  Then I’d read all of the messages being posted on our website every day.  I’ve been encouraged by your words and I sincerely feel like this is a challenge we need to overcome.”

It has been reported it will take another nine months before the situation at Fukushima Daiichi is brought under control, while the area around the power plant may take decades before it is fully recovered.

For the time being, the DASH village series will travel around farms in the country and TOKIO members will learn how different farmers live and work.

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