Disaster-hit Fukushima village names rescue dog a PR ambassador

Aug 14, 2017

Disaster-hit Fukushima village names rescue dog a PR ambassador

A village affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has turned to an unlikely public relations ambassador with the appointment of a locally born search and rescue dog. The 6-year-old mixed-breed — named Jagaimo (potato) — will be tasked with promoting the Fukushima Prefecture village ...

Photog returns home to chronicle Fukushima

Jun 14, 2014

Photog returns home to chronicle Fukushima

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As a photographer whose roots are in Fukushima, Tadao Mitome feels a duty to continue capturing images of the area to document the effects of the nuclear disaster triggered by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. On March 11 this year, the third anniversary ...

Iitate farmer's cautionary tale translated

Apr 11, 2014

Iitate farmer's cautionary tale translated

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Kenichi Hasegawa is a man of conviction. Unlike most of his fellow Fukushima farmers, Hasegawa never believed a word uttered by the "experts" who repeatedly came to visit his village 40 km from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant after the nuclear catastrophe began and ...