Abe visits tsunami-hit region of Iwate
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday visited the tsunami-hit region of Iwate Prefecture.
Abe’s visit to Iwate follows a similar one to Miyagi Prefecture two weeks ago and one to Fukushima late last year.
On Saturday, Abe visited a sake brewery and temporary emergency housing units in Ofunato. He then moved on to Rikuzentakata where he chatted with residents in another temporary housing facility.
Afterwards, Abe told reporters that he promised to speed up the reconstruction effort, TV Asahi reported. The prime minister said that many elderly people living in the emergency housing expressed a wish to spend their final years in their homes.