Post-tsunami devastation in Iwaki

Drone Captures Desolation of Post Evacuation Fukushima

Drone captures sobering video footage of the evacuated parts of Japan’s east coast. This film, which opens with a scene of cherry blossoms blooming along deserted street, shows the still-present devastation from the tsunami and the eerie silence of areas still behind the evacuation zone. Filmed by HEXmedia, via

Sendai Nuclear Power Plant

First Post-Fukushima Nuclear Plant Restart Approved

In a vote of 26 to 4, city assembly members of the town of  Satsumasendai voted to restart the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co.  plant.  This would make it the first nuclear power plant in Japan to be restarted more than 3 years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi catastrophe. The vote came amid protests and petitions […]



International Response – Nuclear Programs Post-Fukushima

Introduction: On March 11, 2011, The Fukushima Prefecture in Japan was struck by a triple disaster:  An  earthquake,  a tsunami and the subsequent  nuclear melt-down at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. It quickly turned into the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, and just as quickly, it became an international affair, with specialists […]

Post-tsunami devastation in Iwaki

Mental Health Issues resulting from the Fukushima Disaster

One of the greatest challenges faced by the people of the Fukushima Prefecture (and the people of Japan)  in the aftermath of the Fukushima ‘triple disaster” does not involve the clean-up and rebuilding, or even the prevailing fear of radioactive contamination.  Perhaps the greatest long-term challenge may be coping with the psychological impact of the […]