A Reuters update reports that Tokyo Electric Power did not evacuate the Fukushima nuclear power plants but instead workers reached a safe position within the facility.
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Nearly 1,000 properties have been left without power, and road users have been warned of potentially hazardous conditions.
It follows a surprise summit between South Korea's Moon Jae-in and the North's Kim Jong-un.
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