Friends of the Earth Japan, in cooperation with Peace Boat, are launching a series of video testimonies of the current situation in Fukushima in 6 languages. This will begin on April 26, marking 34 years since the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster. Nine years have passed since the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, and the damage continues to be incurred. Although this disaster is still ongoing, efforts are made to render this invisible. FoE Japan has conducted video interviews with evacuees, dairy farmers, fishermen and other community members in order to make the ongoing impacts more known as part of the “Fukushima Mieruka Project.” The first multilingual installment in this series is an interview with Mr Hasegawa Kenichi, a former dairy farmer from Iitate Village in Fukushima Prefecture. This is being released simultaneously in English, Spanish, French, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean and German.
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