Fukushima, one year on

Fukushima, one year on


Until 11 March 2011, Fukushima was associated with luck - the name means 'good-fortune-island'. Scenic routes along the coast attracted hundreds of thousands of tourists every year but then the tsunami caused by an earthquake struck and devastated the coastal region, wiping out entire streets and apartment blocks along the coastline.

The 20 kilometre zone around the nuclear plant has been evacuated but such an indiscriminate approach had nothing to do with the real dangers due to ...


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