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Video Testimonies from Fukushima in 7 Languages:Mr Ito Nobuyoshi, who lives in Iitate Village, Fukushima Prefecture via FoE Japan

The environmental NGO Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan), in cooperation with the NGO Peace Boat, have launched the next in their series of video testimonies of the current situation in Fukushima in various languages. The eighth instalment in … Continue reading

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Japan fast-food chain to grow food 100 km from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant via The Asahi Shimbun

A Japanese fast-food chain has announced plans to grow rice and vegetables on a farm 100 km (60 miles) from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. Yoshinoya Holdings, … Continue reading

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Fukushima dairy farmer loses hope of returning as vegetation overruns farm via The Mainichi Daily News

Once every 10 days, Namio Kanno, 64, checks on his home and dairy farm in the Yamakiya district in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture. Eight months since the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, there is nothing he can do … Continue reading

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Many farmers crushed via Daily Yomiuri Online

Livestock farmers in Miyagi Prefecture expressed relief as the government lifted a ban on beef shipments from their area, but those in Fukushima Prefecture were disappointed as the ban in their region remained. The government on Friday lifted its ban … Continue reading

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Carry On Fukushima 福島とともに生きる via Uncanny Terrain

This video was presented at the Institute for Strategic Leadership‘s “Carry On Fukushima” program in Tokyo on 7/21/11. It includes voices from food producers in the area around the still-leaking Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant: Continue reading at Carry On Fukushima

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Takahashi: Uncanny Terrain 高橋さん:西白河西郷村 (subtitled)

山沿いの気に囲まれた道を奥へ入って行くと、開けた土地に出る。そこで、茶色に日焼けした大農家高橋さんが、まだ田植えをしていない田んぼを両脇に汗を流して立っている。西白河郡西郷村、作付け禁止で今年は田植えをしても食べてもらえない。それに嘆く高橋さん。自分の土地がどれだけ汚染されているかも知らされず、ただ作付け禁止と言い渡される。 農協からは10年待たないといけないかもしれないという通告を受ける。そんな待てないしと怒る,高橋さん。 研修生もいる経験の長い農家の高橋さん「研修生になんつっていいか」と悩む。 For more on these filmmakers’ project of documenting farmers in Fukushima today, see uncanny terrain They are seeking support to continue their project.

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