Rapping for Fukushima

Hometown Stories

30m 00s
Broadcast on March 6, 2022 Available until March 6, 2024

Ryuji is a rapper who, like many others, including his family, was forced to flee his hometown of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture after the 2011 accident at the nuclear power plant. He shares his feelings about his birthplace in his songs. Ryuji's newest composition is a rap for his father. Unlike his son, Tomeo can't move on and longs to once again nurture the rice fields he inherited from his ancestors. How will Ryuji's song affect his father? And how will they build a future together?

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