How virtual reality is helping to rebuild a community devastated by the Fukushima disaster

The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, and the accompanying tsunami that led to the meltdown of Fukushima’s nuclear power plant, was one of the most powerful the world has seen and killed thousands of people. Thousands more were displaced and still don’t know if they will ever return to towns like Namie which they once called home. A new project […]

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In the wake of catastrophe Japanese media after the Fukushima nuclear disaster

In the wake of catastrophe Japanese media after the Fukushima nuclear disaster

The Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 saw a clamour among the Japanese media calling for the phase-out of nuclear power plants. In his research, Professor Katsuyuki Hidaka at Ritsumeikan University looks at the discussions around denuclearisation since the catastrophe, and how they reveal tensions within Japan’s social narrative. On 11 March 2011, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale […]

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