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Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 5 Years On: SPECIAL COVERAGE

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 5 Years On: Water, Water Everywhere (Part I)

March 11, 2011 is a day most of us living in Japan at the time will remember for the rest of our lives. At 2.46 p.m. a magnitude-9 earthquake struck 72km (45 miles) off the northeast coast of Japan, causing local damage as well as high-rise buildings 770km from the epicenter down in Osaka to sway for minutes. But the real destruction occurred an hour later when a tsunami came roaring in and devastated much of the coastline, sweeping inland as far as10km and reaching a run-up height of 39 meters (128 feet) in some areas…

 

Tohoku rises from the tsunami with an agricultural revolution

In this first episode of “Focus” Special Japan we discover how the Tsunami-struck region of Tohoku has begun to recover, five years after the disaster. Twenty thousand hectares of prime arable land were destroyed, but today new initiatives have spread around the region, which has seen a surge in state-of-the-art-plants where IT knowledge and farmers’ experience go hand-in-hand…

 

Fukushima disaster five years on: Inside the ghost town of Futaba, in pictures

The buildings which collapsed in the earthquake have simply been left - rubble, roof tiles and all Picture: Julian Simmonds for The Telegraph

The buildings which collapsed in the earthquake have simply been left – rubble, roof tiles and all
Picture: Julian Simmonds for The Telegraph

Five years after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, The Telegraph’s photographer Julian Simmonds visits the abandoned town of of Futaba, sealed inside the Fukushima exclusion zone. Here are his haunting photographs…

 

Akiko Fujita on assignment in Japan, five years on from Fukushima

Yauemon Sato had no experience running an electric power company prior to March 11, 2011. A ninth-generation sake brewer, the 65 year-old planned to spend his entire life carrying on the family business in Aizuwakamatsu, 75 miles east of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. But five years ago, he faced the prospect of losing his hometown…

 

Fukushima: Five years on from nuclear meltdown locals still in the dark about future

The town of Futaba lies six kilometres from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. There is an eerie feeling there. Shoes sit in the doorway of houses, as they do in houses across Japan — neatly placed together, waiting for feet to walk them out the door. Bicycles rest against fences — waiting for the next journey…

 

 

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