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Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 45 from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 2012.

These artists remember the Fukushima disaster through their photography


On the fourth anniversary of the tsunami and nuclear disaster, a museum displays photographers who not only recorded the event’s physical effects but interpreted the tragedy’s overarching significance.

Former NHK anchor Jun Hori speaks at a TEDx event in Kyoto, Japan, about opening Japanese journalism to non-traditional sources.

Japan’s timid coverage of Fukushima led this news anchor to revolt — and he’s not alone


Fukushima Nuclear Plant Crisis Worsens

Radioactive Water from Fukushima in the Pacific

New report says Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster narrowly avoided being much worse

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Jazz Guitarist Yuto Kanazawa Writes ‘The Ocean’ in Aftermath of Fukushima Disaster


Japanese jazz guitarist Yuto Kanazawa was far from his home in Fukushima, Japan when the earthquake and tsunami struck in March 2011. He was inspired to write a song about the disaster. In an exclusive for The World, Kanazawa performs “The Ocean”.

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Predicting Earth’s Deadliest Natural Disasters


A 7.3-magnitude quake struck off Japan’s eastern coast on Friday, it triggered a tsunami alert in the same region of northeastern Japan that was devastated by last year’s massive quake and tsunami. The Geo Quiz wants you to name that region.

Soccer Ball Swept Away by Japanese Tsunami Reaches Alaska


A soccer ball that was swept away by the tsunami that hit Japan last year, recently washed up on Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska.

Japan: A Future After The Tsunami

The massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 has caused the greatest crisis in that country since the second world war. With towns wiped off the map, 20,000 dead or missing and an ongoing nuclear nightmare around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the disaster has already cost billions and displaced tens […]

The Future of Nuclear Energy One Year After the Fukushima Meltdown

One year ago this Sunday a massive earthquake devastated northeast Japan. The Japanese barely had time to catch their breath before waves of water 30 feet high crashed down on the coast.  Twenty-thousand people died; 90,000 were evacuated.  The natural disasters were soon followed by a nuclear crisis.  In the year since the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi […]