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FACING FUKUSHIMA

Fumio Kubo 82 years old , born just a few hundred meters in one of the many valleys of rice fields that make up the Small village of Iitate. Kubo san, In his early years, like many area farmers worked during the winter helping the construction of the Fukushima Diachi Nuclear plants 40km away. Like the rest of the town's population he is being forced to evacuate due to the heavy levels of contamination in this Idyllic farm village voted one of then most scenic towns in japan. " My wife and i do not want to leave, but my son is now the head of the family and he wants us with him, so i will do as he says"


Iitate, Fukushima

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Fumio Kubo  82 years old , born just a few hundred meters in one of the  many  valleys of rice fields that make up the  Small village of Iitate. Kubo san,  In his early years, like many area farmers  worked during the winter helping the construction of the Fukushima Diachi Nuclear plants 40km away.  Like the rest of the town's population  he is being forced to evacuate due to the  heavy levels of contamination in this Idyllic farm village voted one of then most scenic towns in japan. " My wife and i do not want to leave, but my son is now the head of the family and he wants us with him, so i will do as he says"<br />
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Iitate, Fukushima