Inside silent Fukushima ghost town
3 January 2013 Last updated at 03:30 GMT
It is nearly two years since Japan's nuclear disaster at Fukushima and thousands of people who lived near the plant have still not been allowed to go home.
Many workers who stayed behind in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 were told by many at the time that they were going to die for their pains.
BBC Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on what has happened to them - and the villages around the stricken reactor - since the disaster.