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Photographing Hiroshima, Fukushima and Everything in Between via The New York Times

Kikujiro Fukushima’s life in photography took off when he promised to avenge the Hiroshima bombing. It was 1952, and Mr. Fukushima — a watchmaker, volunteer social worker and photographer — met Sugimatsu Nakamura, a 43-year-old fisherman, who was gravely ill … Continue reading

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Iida enters race in Yamaguchi via The Japan Times

YAMAGUCHI — Tetsunari Iida, head of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, will run for governor of Yamaguchi in July, sources said Sunday. The 53-year-old promoter of renewable energy, from Shunan in Fukushima, has supported efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in … Continue reading

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Japanese Island’s Activists Resist Nuclear Industry’s Allure via The New York Times

By HIROKO TABUCHI Published: August 27, 2011 IWAISHIMA, Japan — When the boats came to start work on a planned nuclear power plant just off this tiny island, an aging fisherwoman named Tamiko Takebayashi carried out a dramatic protest: she … Continue reading

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Films focus on Japan’s nuclear flashpoints via The Japan Times online

The crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 has revealed the danger posed by the storing of spent nuclear fuel in pools at the plant, because … Continue reading

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