From Disaster to Frontier: Fukushima's New Residents

Asia Insight

28m 00s
Broadcast on December 16, 2022 Available until December 16, 2023

The 2011 nuclear meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture forced many people to evacuate for years. While many locals have not returned even after decontamination, the number of residents moving in from other areas of the country has shown an increase. They come to towns in the region sensing new opportunities. One man opened a brewery serving unique beverages, while another came to support the community. Original residents who endured the disaster welcome these new contributions as they work together for the future of their towns.

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