An elderly man and his wife leave a cemetery after paying respects to their son who was killed in the March 2011 tsunami, in Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture on March 11, 2013.
An elderly man and his wife leave a cemetery after paying respects to their son who was killed in the March 2011 tsunami, in Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture on March 11, 2013. - 
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A horrific series of disasters devastated Japan two years ago today. First an earthquake, then a tsunami and then a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Today's anniversary is being marked with protests against nuclear power in Japan. But can the country sustain a non-nuclear energy policy?

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the legacy of Fukushima and the clean up efforts still underway.

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