VIDEOS: Five Fukushima survivors tell their stories

by Jason Schwartz

March 11, 2014

Katsutaka Idogawa, the former mayor of Futaba town, talks with the witnesses in Kazo City, Saitama Prefecture about his experiences and life before and after Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

© Greenpeace / Alex Yallop

In February, Greenpeace International sent a delegation from a number of countries to tour Fukushima prefecture and meet with survivors of the Fukushima Disaster. We profiled five of the people we met. You can read about them in depth here.

Below, they introduce themselves in a series of haunting vignettes, reminding us that ultimately, the decisions we make about our energy supplies, and the hypothetical risks we assume, have real-life, human consequences.

Jason Schwartz

By Jason Schwartz

Jason Schwartz is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based in New York City.

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