Shiraishi’s tiny but influential OurPlanet-TV keeps focus on nuclear disaster

Hajime ShiraishiThree years after the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan, news coverage of Japanese who have borne the brunt of its effects has subsided.

But journalist Hajime Shiraishi isn’t done yet: She’s gearing up to take more trips to northeastern Japan, the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, to publicize the hardship in that region.

More than 130,000 people remain evacuated from their homes because of radioactive contamination since the meltdown at Fukushima that was triggered by a devastating earthquake and tsunami March 11, 2011.

Ms. Shiraishi is one of the few journalists in Japan who have continued visiting the region to give a voice to parents concerned about the health effects of radiation on their children and students and teachers who have been squeezed into makeshift classrooms in the tsunami-struck area.

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