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Mr Itakura Masao who returned to live in Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture via FoE Japan

“If you haven’t seen Fukushima, you can’t possibly imagine this reality.” The evacuation orders for the town of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture were lifted in 2017. Mr Itakura’s home is about six kilometres from the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power … Continue reading

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FEATURE: Fukushima nuclear crisis evacuees face unresolved issues 10 years on via Kyodo News

By Donican Lam […] And while the numbers — including those who voluntarily fled without an evacuation order — have halved from their peak of 62,831 in March 2012, many of the issues facing evacuees remain unresolved. Nakate, who was … Continue reading

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U.N. rights expert urges Japan to halt women and child evacuee returns to radioactive parts of Fukushima via the Japan Times

GENEVA – The Japanese government must halt the return of women and children displaced by the March 2011 nuclear disaster back to areas of Fukushima where radiation levels remain high, a U.N. human rights expert said Thursday. The special rapporteur on … Continue reading

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Resilience in Fukushima: Contribution a Political Economy of Consent via Sage Alternatives: Global, Local, Political

By Thierry Ribault Abstract This article is a contribution to the political economy of consent based on the analysis of speeches, declarations, initiatives, and policies implemented in the name of resilience in the context of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It … Continue reading

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The Olympics Clean-up: Fukushima, Okinawa, Homelessness via New Bloom

Nuclear Disaster Without End NUCLEAR PHYSICIST Hiroaki Koide has pointed out that although eight years have passed, there is still more than one million tons of irradiated water which still hasn’t been treated. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)’s “handling” method … Continue reading

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80% of local heads in nuke disaster areas say they can’t meet population goals: poll via The Mainichi

TOKYO — About 80 percent of 45 administrative district heads inside six municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture with areas rendered difficult to live because of the March 2011 nuclear accident said it is impossible for enough evacuated residents to return to … Continue reading

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“When they called me a ‘germ’ I wanted to die” via Beyond Nuclear International

On October 25, 2017, 15-year old former Fukushima resident Natsuki Kusano (not his real name and he has asked not to be pictured) testified before the Tokyo District Court. He was among a number of Fukushima evacuees seeking compensation from … Continue reading

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Tepco’s compensation for 3/11 victims has made matters worse for many via The Japan Times

BY PHILIP BRASOR AND MASAKO TSUBUKU    As of the end of March, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. had paid more than ¥8 trillion in compensation (baishōkin) related to the Fukushima No. 1 reactor meltdowns of March 2011. About half of this … Continue reading

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Fukushima town to allow overnight stays for 1st time since nuke plant meltdowns via The Mainichi

[…] The stays — the first in either Okuma or the town of Futaba, cohosts of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant — are in preparation for the eventual lifting of the nuclear evacuation order. They will mark the first … Continue reading

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Few return to Fukushima schools after evacuation lifted via The Asahi Shimbun

Near-empty classrooms marked the start of the new academic year in municipalities where evacuation orders dating from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster were recently lifted. Fourteen public elementary and junior high schools in five municipalities reopened their doors in April … Continue reading

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