A Fukushima farmer's Mission

Decontamination of Fukushima prefecture has been leaving behind a trail of radiation and frustration. Hisao Tsuboi lives in Miyakoji, about 15 km from the crippled Daiichi plant. As he returned home last year, he decided his mission would be to clean up his land to provide a safe future to the next generations. Published with Italian subtitles by Corriere della Sera. reportage.corriere.it/esteri/2015/radiazioni-sostanze-pericolose-famiglie-separate-fukushima-tre-anni-dopo/

A Fukushima nuclear refugee's trip back home

(Japanese with Italian subtitles. )Yoshihisa Matsumoto used to live in Tamura, about 30 km from Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. Soon after the disaster he escaped with his family and moved to Koriyama. In this short clip, he goes back to his old house and, for the first time since March 2011, enters the 20 km exclusion zone. reportage.corriere.it/esteri/2015/radiazioni-sostanze-pericolose-famiglie-separate-fukushima-tre-anni-dopo/

Vacant Japan Homes Show Holes in Abe Stimulus Plan

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- In the hilly area of Inariyato, an hour's train ride south of Tokyo, an increasing number of vacant homes exposes a flaw in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to boost the economy by reviving the housing market. The government's housing stimulus favors new-home purchases, boosting demand for new properties at the expense of existing homes. Home vacancy in Japan, estimated at about 18 percent nationwide, may reach 24 percent by 2028, according to the Fujitsu Research Institute.
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