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Tag : Iitate

20 Jul 2016

Case Study: Hiroshi Kanno

Before the Fukushima disaster, Hiroshi Kanno was a vegetable farmer from Kusano, Iitate. At his original farm, he grew 35 different kinds of vegetables. Since being evacuated, he has tried to rebuild what he can of that on a new plot of land 10km from Fukushima city, but while he can replant his vegetables, his lost community is not so easy to re sow.

12 Jul 2016

Case Study: Toru Anzai

Decontamination work in Iitate has been in full swing for a long time, and literal mountains of bags are piling up all over around the village, but despite local government keenness to lift the evacuation order and let people return, there is little appetite to return among people like Toru Anzai.

28 Jun 2016

Case Study: Kenta Sato

The Sato family has lived and worked in Iitate for generations, but it is now one of the more contaminated areas in Fukushima.