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Former Fukushima teacher blogs to inspire students while fighting off cancer

Oct 19, 2014

The former vice principal of a junior high school in Fukushima Prefecture has been encouraging his former students by blogging while undergoing 11 years of treatment for cancer.Yuki Sanbonsugi, 55, who fled to Koriyama after his hometown, Futaba, was evacuated to escape the radiation from the core meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 453 more words

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Former Fukushima teacher blogs to inspire students while fighting off cancer

Oct 19, 2014 

The former vice principal of a junior high school in Fukushima Prefecture has been encouraging his former students by blogging while undergoing 11 years of treatment for cancer.Yuki Sanbonsugi, 55, who fled to Koriyama after his hometown, Futaba, was evacuated to escape the radiation from the core meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 451 more words

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New facility in Saitama gives nuclear evacuees from Fukushima town a sense of community

From left, Isamitsu Tsuchida, Michiko Hoshikawa and Makiko Muta,

staff of the “Nashi no mi space” facility, are seen in Saitama’s Urawa Ward.

October 14, 2014… 418 more words

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Japan's nuclear refugees -- National Geographic

National Geographic reporter Lucille Craft discusses¬†the radioactive no-go zones surrounding Fukushima Daiichi and speaks with refugees from Namie, known as the “forgotten town” by Japanese magazine Bungei Shunju. 52 more words

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Evacuation advisory lifted for part of Fukushima village of Kawauchi

An elderly woman sits on a step in the village of Kawauchi, Fukushima Prefecture, on Tuesday. The government lifted its evacuation advisory for the eastern part of the village on Wednesday. 331 more words

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SURVEY: Iwaki residents harbor mixed emotions toward Fukushima evacuees

A temporary housing complex in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, accommodates evacuees from Naraha, a town that hosts the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

September 23, 2014… 285 more words

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But is it safe?

Scientist weighs homecoming risks in Fukushima

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When scientist Junko Nakanishi stepped into radiation-contaminated towns and villages in Fukushima Prefecture 10 months after the nuclear power plant meltdowns of 2011, she realized how difficult the job of decontamination would be. 805 more words

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