Okinawa welcomes Japanese fleeing Fukushima disaster
Minaho Kubota chatted with her 2-year-old son in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa is about as far away as one can get from Fukushima without leaving Japan, and that is why Kubota is here. Petrified of the radiation spewing from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant that went into multiple meltdowns last year, Kubota grabbed her children, left her skeptical husband and moved to the small southwestern island. More than a thousand people from the disaster zone have done the same thing.