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Domestic violence higher in Japan tsunami zone

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Domestic violence in Japan's tsunami and atomic disaster zone has risen dramatically, a report released on Friday -- International Women's Day -- said. 

Two women walk though cherry blossom hanging over tsunami damage in Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture, on April 18, 2011. Domestic violence in Japan's tsunami and atomic disaster zone has risen dramatically, according to a report released on International Women's Day.

Increased stress caused by coping with the aftermath of the tsunami of March 2011, or the fear of radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, could be to blame, said the report from news agency Jiji Press.

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