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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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Priest trained in nuclear physics to lead village hit by 2011 disaster via The Asahi Shimbun

By EIICHIRO SUGANUMA/ Staff Writer […] Makoto Sugioka, 44, said he is determined to lead his generation to find a solution to problems emanating from the catastrophe that still haunts the community. “Radiation fell from the sky with snow. This … Continue reading

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Radioactive soil plan casts shadow over Fukushima village via Japan Times

Fukushima Minpo. September 11, 2020 Keiko Shigihara, 58, soaks up the summer sun as she looks over her property in the village of Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture, from where she evacuated after the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear … Continue reading

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Ministry to test growing veggies on cleansed soil in Fukushima via Asahi Shimbun

By Mutsumi Mitobe […] Many people are opposed to reusing the soil, saying, “It will spread contamination.” At a news conference on May 1, Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi acknowledged, “I strongly recognize the fact that there are people who are opposing (the … Continue reading

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Nursing care insurance premium rises to average 5,869 yen for FY2018-2020 via The Mainichi

[…] The village of Katsurao in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture stood out for its highest premium at 9,800 yen a month. Among the 11 towns and villages ranked in the top 10 for their high nursing care insurance premiums, seven … Continue reading

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Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees ‘pressured’ to return to contaminated homes, says Greenpeace via Deutsche Welle

[…] Residents from the Japanese ghost village of Iitate will be allowed to return to their former homes at the end of March – the first time since they were forced to flee the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. That’s … Continue reading

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Five Years On-Voices of Fukushima via Peace Boat

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The Fukushima Fix via Counterpunch

Japan’s Abe government claims portions of Fukushima Prefecture (original population 2 million) are safe for habitation, radioactivity is acceptable; whereas scientific data by third-party NGOs indicates otherwise, stay away! PM Abe’s specific maneuvers towards rehabilitation give the appearance that the … Continue reading

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Toko Electrical Construction is building a 10MW solar project in eastern Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone via Recharge

Construction will wrap up on 14 hectares of unused farmland in the village of Iitate, Fukushima prefecture, in March 2016, a spokesperson for the Tokyo-based electrical contractor tells Recharge. Iitate was evacuated in April 2011, in the wake of the … Continue reading

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The Rage of Exile: In the Wake of Fukushima via Japan Focus

Shoji Masahiko; translated and introduced by Tom Gill A Statement by one of those who lost their homeland to the Fukushima nuclear disaster Shoji Masahiko, 2013.3.10 (Sunday) All of a sudden two years have passed since that once-in-a-thousand-years calamity, the … Continue reading

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