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This summer we are rebroadcasting the most significant Fréquence Asia of the past year. Last March, we came back to the Fukushima disaster, ten years after this tragedy that the Japanese have not forgotten.
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake followed by a tsunami ravaged the coast of the island of Honshu and caused the explosion of three reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
A disaster that continues to this day, and that even the Olympic Games will not be able to erase from the memory of the Japanese. If the government wants to finally turn the page, the victims are reluctant to return to live in Fukushima. Barely a third of the 160,000 inhabitants evacuated at the time made this choice.
Cécile Asanuma-Brice, author of the book Fukushima, 10 years later (Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme) explains why. She is interviewed by Heike Schmidt.