Round JPN [ Day 6 ]

Tomioka, Fukushima

These towns lay in ruins after the core meltdown of the nuclear power plant in the vicinity. Weeds grow all around, farms were left to run wild, houses, stores and the entire functions as the residential quarter were abandoned.

The dose of radioactivity here still remains about 25 times higher than the safety standard that is set by ICRP (International Commission on Radiological Protection) even after 5 years from the occurrence of the accident.

As the only country which has the cities called Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japanese people have been supposed to understand the serious menace of nuclear energy, deeper than any other nations in the world. 

Nevertheless, the government had been constructed an enormous number of nuclear power plants in each district. Then, we have given rise to such an irretrievable calamity by ourselves again.