From Disaster to Frontier: Fukushima's New Residents
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.
Sato Taisuke moved from Tokyo and runs a new brewery
Takahashi Daiju relocated to Fukushima in order to help build new communities
Odaka Worker's Base is a facility supporting new residents and entrepreneurs
New residents and returned locals meet to discuss the future of their town