TOKYO:¬†Olympic baseball and softball matches at the 2020 Tokyo Games will be held in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, an area devastated by disaster in 2011.

The Azuma Baseball Stadium in Fukushima city will host at least one baseball and one softball match, Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said on Friday.

The city is about  62 miles from the nuclear plant hit by a tsunami, causing a disaster.

It was the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Fukushima has suffered lasting stigma since the disaster, with this move tipped to boost the region.

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