As NHK World has reported, there's no end in sight to the the nuclear crisis. Even if it is eventually brought under control there will be a Chernobyl-like exclusion zone.
"The bottom line here is that Fukushima and Chernobyl are comparable, and a comparison really helps underscore the differences. Fukushima's heavy containment vessels limited the spread of some dangerous isotopes, but the coastal location makes marine contamination a much bigger issue than it ever was for Chernobyl. The latest maps suggest that there will be a permanent exclusion zone to the northwest of Fukushima, but it will likely be quite a bit smaller than the one at Chernobyl."I know the Japanese people are resilient enough to overcome this, but the crisis will linger for a long time to come.