Tunami Survivors – A Year Later 1

A photojournalist Kuni Takahashi revisits tsunami survivors whom he had met right after the 3/11 disaster last year.

This is his first installment of the series of their stories, and he writes about a man from Onagawa, Miyagi:
(available in English and Japanese)


A Year After 3/11 in Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate

A photojournalist Munesuke Yamamoto went to tsunami and earthquake hit areas in Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima along with those places heavily affected by the nuclear disaster in early March.

His article with photos is here at his blog page:
A year after 3/11, has anything changed in the great tunami & Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster-hit area? (in Japanese)
google translated link is HERE

[REAL news] Japan Plays Down Fukushima as Questions About Nuclear Energy Remain

This report is by the Real News Network.
March 11th, 2012

What happened a year ago on this day?

A team of photojournalists and a video journalist were on the way to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 13th, 2011. Five members of Japan Visual Journalist Association Takashi Morizumi, Naomi Toyoda, Munesuke Yamamoto, Masaya Noda, and Takeharu Watai, and DAYS JAPAN editor in chief Ryuichi Hirokawa left Tokyo a day before and arrived in Futaba-cho, Fukushima where the nuclear power plant located on the following day.

This is what they saw:

filmed by Takeharu Watai

There’s Part 1 of the video, but it only shows how they were heading up north. If interested, here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pEanEpwEiU

Music video based on Iitate’s experience

This song called “Nuchi Yui” was written by a Japanese singer Tokiko Kato when she had a concert in Iitate, Fukushima on May 25th, 2011. As the readers of this blog have already known, Iitate is one of the most contaminated municipalities due to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. So, all the residents had to evacuate.

Photos featured in the video are from Takashi Morizumi’s latest photo-book, “Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the Downwind Village”.

[Guardian] A year after 3/11

The Guardian has published a video and photos to look at March 11th.

Japan’s recovery from the tsunami and earthqake – in pictures

Japan tsunami: before and after (interactive)

Japan’s earthquake and tsunami retrospective – video (4min 58sec)

One Year Anniversary Events on Mar. 11th (Central)



“Goodbye Nuclear Power Plants in Nagano”
@Matsumoto Castle Park in Matsumoto
rally 14:00
demonstration 15:00
URL: http://no-genpatu.com/ (in Japanese)


“3.11 Goodbye Nuclear Power Plants in Aichi”
@Hisaya Shimin Plaza in Sakae, Nagoya
opens 11:00
rally 13:00
URL: http://311aichi.net/ (in Japanese)


“human ERROR No Nukes Parade in Yokkaichi”
@Unomori Park in Yokkaichi
rally 14:00
parade 15:00
URL: http://goodbyenppfmt.blog.fc2.com/ (in Japanese)

To find out more events, go to nonukes.jp

For the events around the globe, take a look at Beyond Nuclear.