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

[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)

[SPIEGEL] Nuclear Power’s Future in Japan

Fukushima’s Legacy

What Future Does Nuclear Power Have in Japan?

By Wieland Wagner

March 1st, 2012

Full article

[Guardian] Japan tsunami survivors prepare to reopen noodle restaurant

UK Guardian’s Japan correspondent Justin McCurry reports from the city of Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture.

Wednesday 21 September 2011
Sisters Hiroko Niinuma and Miyoko Sasaki chose to stay on in their wrecked town of Kamaishi and cook for fellow evacuees

Full text

Also, the interactive version of the tsunami survivors’ stories is HERE

1 Months after Earthquake and Tsunami

This is a video made by a filmmaker who went to Rikuzentakata being “wiped off the map” by tsunami in Iwate Prefecture with a volunteer group in April.

There is no English subtitles, so here’s some description.

In a scene that the volunteers go to a school that many evacuees are living, there are a lot of shoes on the schoolyard.

After the earthquake and tsunami, there was a severe shortage of shoes among evacuees in the city. So, they asked the internet community for help through Twitters and blogs, and then those shoes were sent from across the nation.

Photos from Tohoku

On March 31st, a photjournalist Takashi Morizumi went to the village of Iitate, Fukushima where IAEA advised Japanese government to evacuate the residents, but the government refused. He measured the radiation level by a rain gutter of a house, and his Geiger counter showed 110,0mR/H (=1,10mSv/h)

The photo and the arcitle here.

Also, he posted photos from the following locations:

the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s main gate (March 27th)

Iitate, Fukushima March 27th, 29th

City of Date, Fukushima, 50km from Fukushima Daiichi (March 29th)

Rikuzen Takata, Iwate (March 26th) 1, 2

JR Ofunato Line (March 26th)

fotgazet special edition

Online PDF Magazine fotgazet published its special edition. Japan Visual Journalists Association’s members went to Tohoku on the day after the earthquake tsunami hit. The magazine covers tsunami stricken areas and radiation contamination in Fukushima.

This edition’s download is free. Please go to its website and click the banner to download the PDF magazine. Although it’s in Japanese, pictures say tells the stories.