Pets are part of the family. Local officials should be more flexible so that families and their pets are not separated during evacuation.
Dog owner and former evacuee Kayoko Suzuki, 51, from Motomiya in Fukushima Prefecture. Authorities are working to ease bans on animals in evacuee housing, after some families were upset they couldn’t take their pets with them when they were evacuated following the Fukushima nuclear crisis. (Asahi Shimbun)