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A Body in Fukushima via Eiko and Koma

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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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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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Pandemic forces Fukushima’s Hope Tourism program to go digital via Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA MINPO As with many tourism programs worldwide, COVID-19 is impeding the Hope Tourism project that covers areas affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant meltdowns. Those involved with the project … Continue reading

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You can now do tourism near the Fukushima nuclear plant via NB Herald

The travel agency Japan Wonder Travel offers sightseeing tours in the municipalities of Namie and Tomioka, in Fukushima Prefecture. Both cities were evacuated in March 2011 as a result of radioactive leaks from the Fukushima-Daiichi NPP. Some parts of the … Continue reading

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Reflections in Fukushima: The Fukushima Daiichi Accident Seven Years On via Greenpeace

Seven years after the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and one year after the Japanese government lifted evacuation orders in areas of Namie and Iitate, radiation levels remain too high for the safe return of thousands of Japanese … Continue reading

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“Save the Town”: Insolvable Dilemmas of Fukushima’s “Return Policy” (“町残し”: 福島帰還政策の解決不可能なジレンマ) via Asia-Pacific Journal-Japan Focus

Baba Tamotsu interviewed by Katsuya Hirano […] I also heard that fewer than 10% of Namie residents are expected to return and that the situation is likely to remain the same for the foreseeable future. Some people even suggest that … Continue reading

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National memorial for quake, tsunami victims to be built in Fukushima via Japan Today

The government has announced its intention to build a national memorial in the Fukushima Prefecture town of Namie to commemorate victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and those who died while being evacuated due to the subsequent nuclear … Continue reading

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Forest fire in the exclusion zone in Fukushima: Why monitoring the radiation dose is not enough for radioprotection (放射線から身を守るためには、空間線量率と汚染の両方を考慮にいれなければなりません) via Fukushima 311 Voices

[…] Meanwhile, surfing on the internet, we have noticed that many people were looking for radiation dose information, and relied on it for radioprotection. 5月6日、浪江町の山林火災の鎮圧のお知らせが出ましたが、5月7日、鎮火のお知らせはまだ出ていません。この間、ネット上での反応を見ると、放射線防護の目的のために多くの方々が空間線量率の情報を検索しておられるのが見受けられました。しかし、空間線量率だけを見ていては、特に今回の火災のような場合には、放射能防護には重要な不備があります。 Since we also received several questions and comments, we have decided to publish additional comments … Continue reading

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Wildfires in Namie via Nuclear-News

Wildfire is raging in the highly radio-contaminated area in Namie, Fukushima prefecture. Japanese authorities are minimizing the radiation risk. It is time to provide information from civil movement point of view. We are publishing here the translation of an article … Continue reading

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