Fukushima village's young stay away

Feb 4, 2014

Fukushima village's young stay away

Two years have passed since Yuko Endo, mayor of the village of Kawauchi, made a widely publicized plea calling on residents to return home after being forced to evacuate because of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. While some residents have returned, there have been few ...

Elderly pair stay put in evacuated village

Dec 10, 2013

Elderly pair stay put in evacuated village

by Kazuma Kuroki

Toshi, 93, and Kinjiro Ide, 97, have chosen to live out their lives at their home in the village of Kawauchi, Fukushima Prefecture, where evacuated residents are still hesitant to return due to the radioactive threat from the nearby nuclear plant catastrophe. The entire ...