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A life uprooted and stolen via Beyond Nuclear International

Wherever they went, it wasn’t home From Voices of Nuclear Victims, a project of Nos Voisins Lontains. 311 The callous dismissal of those who suffered, were sickened, or died as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, is pervasive among the … Continue reading

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Mr Itakura Masao who returned to live in Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture. via FoEJapan

“If you haven’t seen Fukushima, you can’t possibly imagine this reality,” said by Mr. Itakura Masao, who returned to live in Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture. The evacuation orders for the town of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture were lifted in 2017. … Continue reading

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New evacuation ‘border’ baffles, splits community in Fukushima via Asahi Shimbun

OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture—Evacuees eager to finally return to their homes near the hobbled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have been thrown into confusion over the way evacuation orders will be lifted. The orders will end in parts of the “difficult-to-return … Continue reading

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Isolated and alone via Beyond Nuclear International

A teenager’s account of the Fukushima ordeal By Linda Pentz Gunter Ten years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, how has the Japanese government responded and what is it like for the people affected, still struggling to return their … Continue reading

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Emperor’s evacuation to Kyoto weighed after Fukushima nuclear disaster via Kyodo News

The government led by the now-defunct Democratic Party of Japan unofficially proposed that then Emperor Akihito evacuate to Kyoto or somewhere further in the west from Tokyo immediately after the start of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, a … Continue reading

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Fukushima ‘blank spaces’ in limbo, left out of decontamination plan via Japan Times

It was back in the autumn of 2011. Wind blowing from the Pacific Ocean was cutting through the golden rice fields. Takashi Asano, 67, who had evacuated from the town of Okuma in Fukushima Prefecture following the March 2011 Great … Continue reading

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Konno Sumio, who evacuated from Namie Town in Fukushima Prefecture/「一番聞きたくない言葉だね。絆とか復興なんていうのは。」via FoE Japan Fukushima Mieruka Project

“Almost no one is coming back to this district anymore. “ “There are no young people, at all.” said Mr. Konno in front of his home, which is about 10 kilometers from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. We asked … Continue reading

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オンラインセミナー:10年目の福島 ― 原発事故を見つめ直す・Sep 12th Webinar : 10 years after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – Listening to the Unheard via FoE Japan

FoE Japan September 12 at 5:43 AM ·  オンラインセミナー:10年目の福島 ― 原発事故を見つめ直す 2011年3月11日に発生した東日本大震災とそれに続く東電福島第一原発事故から9年半。事故は、自然のめぐみとともにあった人々の暮らし、生きがいやコミュニティ、家族との大切な時間を人々から奪いました。事故は今も多くの人に影響をあたえており、収束は見通せません。 一方で、「復興」のかけ声のもとに、今も続く事故の現状や原発の問題点が「見えない化」され、健康被害や不安を口にできない空気が醸成されています。 今回の国際セミナーでは、三春町在住の武藤類子さんや福島市在住のお母さんにご登壇いただき、原発事故被害の現状についてお話を伺います。https://www.foejapan.org/energy/fukushima/200912.html Next year marks 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and the subsequent nuclear accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The accident … Continue reading

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A Karaoke Bar Is Helping A Japanese Town Come Back To Life After Fukushima Disaster via NPR

By Kat Lansdorf MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: And finally today, the town of Namie in Fukushima, Japan, was once home to more than 20,000 people. But in 2011, one of the worst nuclear disasters the world had ever seen happened just … Continue reading

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The Ghost Towns Behind The Gates via NPR

Fukushima was forever changed by one of the world’s biggest nuclear disasters nearly a decade ago. The Japanese government has poured billions of dollars into recovery efforts. But what does recovery really mean? The answer is a combination of resilience, … Continue reading

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