Fukushima

CompanyThe Yomiuri Shimbun
PhotographerAtsushi Taketazu
PrizePress / Nature/Environmental
Entry Description

The town of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture had been restricted to enter due to radiation problem. The Namie is about 5 to 10km from Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant which was damaged by tsunami after the March 2011 big earthquake. About 20,000 people lived in coastal area of Namie before the March 2011 nuclear accident. These residents are still not allowed to stay overnight in the area. These areas are still the same as two-year before.

About Photographer

I am a photographer of The Yomiuri Shimbun. The Yomiuri Shimbun is a daily Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo and other major Japanese cities, morning and evening circulation of about 14,000,000.