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Another Whodunnit? Cherry Blossom Blight

Hanami, or cherry blossom viewing season, is nearly upon us. But already in full form is a nasty disease I encountered for the first time on Fukushima’s most famous cherry blossom viewing hill. 291 more words

Samurai Return to Fukushima to Uphold 1,000-Year-Old Tradition

Fukushima Samurai – The Story of Identity is a powerful series by photographer Noriko Takasugi that features portraits of Japanese men upholding a 1,000-year-old samurai tradition. 122 more words


Work begins on interim soil dump near Fukushima No. 1 -- The Japan Times

” Workers on Tuesday began building interim facilities near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to store contaminated soil and other waste gathered during cleanup work across Fukushima Prefecture. 215 more words

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Obesity a growing problem among children in Fukushima -- The Asahi Shimbun

” Fears that playing outdoors will risk radiation exposure, and other lifestyle changes brought on by the 2011 nuclear crisis, are being blamed for a rise in obesity among youngsters in Fukushima Prefecture. 224 more words

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What Does The Persimmon Say?


If only. Even so, persimmons are still pretty fun. All around Koriyama, persimmon trees (kaki in Japanese) are still adorned with their jack-o-lantern–like fruit, which the crows and… 197 more words

Student peddling Fukushima air to revive interest in nuclear disaster -- The Asahi Shimbun

” A teenager is selling cans of “Fukushima air” to shock the public into reviving debate over the 2011 nuclear disaster.

“I want to try to surprise people and renew interest in the nuclear accident,” said Atsu, a 17-year-old high school student in the Tokyo city of Machida who also works as a painter. 501 more words

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