I remember how three years ago I followed the tragic events in my beloved Japan. From day to day I saw how the Japanese people struggled to cope with the devastating catastrophy from the earthquake and the tsunami. Little did they know that a third disaster would add to their ordeal.
The meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant released large quantities of highly radioactive material, miles around the crippled plant. Even now, Tepco is unable to stop the release of radioactivity.
I was just 12 when this happened, and it’s something I’ll never forget. But I realize that for the people who lived through these apocalyptic events, life will never be the same again. Not only did they loose close relatives, but they litterally lost everything they had. And the situation as it is now does not give much hope for the future. The next few pictures are recent and give an idea about the situation at this moment, three years after the disaster.
You can read more at The Japan Times.