Ten Years Later:
Fukushima continues rebuilding after 3.11 disaster

Fishing boats left in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake
Fishing boats left in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Residents remember and cautiously contemplate the future as parts of the region are still off-limits after a powerful earthquake triggered calamity. Ten years ago, Sakurai Katsunobu began another working day as mayor of Minamisoma, a small coastal city  in Fukushima Prefecture. By evening, 400 of his constituents would be dead, 1,100 missing and large areas of…

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David McNeill (PhD) is a professor at the Department of English Language, Communication and Cultures at Sacred Heart University in Tokyo. He was previously a correspondent for The Independent and The Economist newspapers and for The Chronicle of Higher Education and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and other international publications. He is co-author of the book Strong in the Rain (with Lucy Birmingham) about the 2011 Tohoku disaster. He is an Asia-Pacific Journal editor and a long-term member of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan.

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