Life Inside Japan’s Dead Zone


‘IITATE, JAPAN—Iitate was once a village.

In the lap of the towering Abukuma mountains and 30 kilometres from the nuclear reactor Fukushima Dai-ichi, it was a collection of homes, offices, two gas stations and three grocery stores; a place where people rode bicycles to work, children played in parks and seniors read newspapers on porches.

The village of Iitate is no more.’

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