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Oct072018

Tokyo woman tells why Fukushima forced her to evacuate further west 

During events to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Yoko Shimowsawa stood in that cut with a handheld microphone and told her story. She recounted how her young daughter's ill health -- which doctors ascribed to radiation exposure from Fukushima fallout, led to her decision to move her whole family to western Japan. To passersby in Hiroshima, she warned of the persistent health threats and risks to populations still living in the Fukushima and even Tokyo region and drew a parallel between the “invisible and quiet nuclear bombing” of the Fukushima and Hiroshima populations across the decades. Read her story.