“Nuclear Power: The Energy for a Better Future” Sign reading at the entrance of the evacuated Futaba town (source: photo Reuters/Stringer)

Less nukes, more tofu, Tokyo, June 2011. Photo by Hiroko Tabuchi

  • A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima
    Do You Know What the Fuel Pools Actually Look Like?
    Washington’s Blog, April 15, 2012.

  • Japan’s nuclear disaster
    83 pictures taken during the year elapsed from the start of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
    AAVV, The Washington Post, March 14, 2011, February 20, 2012.

  • Inside Fukushima – in pictures
    Journalists and photographers are given access to the site of the nuclear plant where three reactors suffered meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March last year.
    Issei Kato/Reuters, The Guardian, February 20, 2012.

  • Fukushima silence
    Buildings remain vacant and streets deserted inside the 20km (12 mile) radius exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The March 2011 tsunami knocked out the plant’s cooling systems, leading to the world’s worst atomic crisis in 25 years.
    Reuters/Stringer, January 17, 2012.

  • Namie’s Nuclear Refugees
    The 21,000 residents of Namie by abandoning their homes, unwittingly fled directly into the path of Fukushima’s radiation cloud… more
    Cordula Meyer, Der Spiegel, December 22, 2011.

  • Fukushima: Inside the Exclusion Zone
    In June 2011, National Geographic sent AP photographer David Guttenfelder into the “exclusion zone” around Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant; zone where more than 70,000 residents were evacuated. The November 14, officials gives the media a tour and Guttenfelder visited the nuclear power plant itself and witnessed a striking scene of devastation: twisted and overturned vehicles, crumbling reactor buildings, piles of rubble virtually untouched since the wave struck more than eight months earlier.
    David Guttenfelder, The Atlantic, via National Geographic, December 5, 2011.

  • From inside Fukushima
    November 2011, officials gives the media a tour.
    David Guttenfelder/Pool/Reuters, Time, November 12, 2011.

  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

    The Unit 4 reactor building. David Guttenfelder, Pool/Cryptome, Nov. 12, 2011

    The ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant photographed during the media a tour on 12 November 2011.
    David Guttenfelder/Pool/Cryptome, November 12, 2011.

  • The Japanese Workers of J-Village
    Noriko Hayashi, Der Spiegel, September 21, 2011.

  • Demo in Tokyo
    Tens of thousands demonstrate against Japanese nuclear power.
    Der Spiegel, September 19, 2011.

  • Tokyo, thousands of protesters
    Mainichi, September 19, 2011.

  • Footage Inside Japanese Nuclear Exclusion Zone
    Photographer Athit Perawongmetha documents the ghost town left behind by the nuclear crisis in Japan. What he found was a “time stop”.
    Athit Perawongmetha, CNN via YouTube, August 4, 2011.

  • The Awakening
    The photographer Dominic Nahr into the zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
    Dominic Nahr, Leica Camera, Vimeo, July 29, 2011.

  • Fukushima Exclusion Zone
    Donald Weber, 2011.

  • Inside the belly of the beast
    In early August, Kazuma Obara became the first photojournalist to gain unauthorized access to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
    Kazuma Obara, Number 1 Shimbun, August, 2011.

  • Ondertussen begint in Fukushima de bouw van de tijdelijke overkappingen. Ziet er zo uit. Moet september klaar zijn
    Model of a provisional sarcophagus for a Fukushima Daiichi reactor building.
    Diederik Samsom, Twitpic, June 28, 2011.

  • The object of fear
    Photos taken by Rei Hashimoto into the 20 km exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
    Rei Hashimoto, Facebook, June 6, 2011.

  • Drone Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk crashed

    THawk RQ-16 robot crashed (center of picture) on the roof of the Unit 2 during a reconnaissance. June 2011.

  • Ghost Towns of Japan
    Images from ghost towns Futaba and Okuma, near the Fukushima 1 plant.
    Ko Sasaki, Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2011.

  • Photos at or near the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power Plant.
    Steve Herman, VOA, April 13, 2011.

    Road sign for Fukushima-1 plant, April 13, 2011. Photo by Steve Herman/VOA. Source Wikimedia Commons.

  • Namie Town
    Namie (population 22,000) is one of the abandoned towns in the Fukushima Prefecture.
    Steve Herman, VOA, April 12, 2011.

    Namie Town, April 12, 2011. Photo by Steve Herman/VOA. Source Wikimedia Commons.

  • Children in Fukushima attend their first day of elementary school
    Carlos Barria, Reuters, April 6, 2011.

  • Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami
    New York Times, March 15, 2011.

  • Explosion of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3

    Explosion of the Unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. AFP/NHK, March 12, 2011, 15:36 (JST)

  • March 11, 2011. Tsunami hits Fukushima nuclear power plant
    TEPCO, BBC News, May 20, 2011.

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