The respite care program provides the young people with the opportunity to get away from the hardships that still plague the area, 17-months on.
The students, who are aged between 11 and 16, are often not allowed to play outside for fear of radiation.
One student is still not allowed to return to his home which is just seven kilometres from the plant.
The organisers of the Japanese students' visit say that sushi-making is the best way to break the ice for young people who may not be confident in English.
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