Japan – Fukushima Fukushima sonata

Japan is a very dynamic country with a particular system where traditions are greatly valued. In 2011, an earthquake and a tsunami struck the full brunt of the northeast coast of Japan, causing accidents chain to the Fukushima Daiichi. The human toll is heavy, more than 20,000 dead or missing victims. Today, the situation has stabilized, but a colossal work remains to be done, to dismantle and decontaminate the area.

According to a survey by public broadcaster NHK, 95% of Japanese say they are still anxious about the situation at Fukushima Daiichi. This tragedy has marked a whole generation but in his plan for economic and energetic recovery, the new Prime Minister has given nuclear energy a very important place in spite of the 80% of people who oppose nuclear policy.


Akihiko Ando // Tokyo

Akihiko Ando

Akihiko Ando is 25. He graduated as a teacher from the University of Tokyo. However, he prefers to work as a salesman at a vegetables wholesale store and do what he is passionate about, playing saxophone in a rock band.

Nami Sato // Yamagata

Nami Sato

Nami Sato is 21 and lives in Yamagata. She is a student in Grade 4, in Media Arts at Tohoku University of Art and design. The village where she comes from, called Arahama was destroyed by the tsunami in 2011. From her house only the mailbox was left, her grandfather died, neighbors and friends too.

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