The government has completed 40 of a planned 23,000 planned emergency houses to accommodate victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
To house those left without shelter by the disaster, the government announced plans to build thousands of emergency public housing structures. However, recent reports suggest that paperwork has been started on 7,351 houses and construction has begun on just 1,673.
NHK reported Monday that of the 40 houses that have been completed, 12 are in Fukushima and 28 are in Nagano Prefecture. Around 305,000 people in 8 prefectures are still homeless following the disaster and are being housed in temporary shelters or accommodation rented by the government.