More than 90,000 in shelters 3 months after Japan’s quake

More than 90,000 people are remaining in evacuation centers three months after Japan’s devastating March 11 quake and tsunami disaster, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday.

About 28,000 temporary homes for evacuees have been built, a little more than half the 52,000 that the government plans to set up. But many evacuees have declined to move in because they were concerned about insufficient support services compared to those at shelters.

The death toll from the disaster reached 15,405, while 8,095 people are listed as missing, the National Police Agency said on Saturday.

Bills to finance reconstruction and recovery process are being held hostage by the conservative opposition, which demands that Prime Minister Naoto Kan step down first, accusing him of unsatisfactory handling of post-quake crisis.

MOSCOW, June 11 (RIA Novosti)

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