After the tsunami: what happened to the girl from Fukushima? | Curio

After the tsunami: what happened to the girl from Fukushima?

28 mins | Mar 23, 2021

Healing the wounds of a tragedy. On March the 11th 2011, Japan experienced the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl when a tidal wave destroyed the Fukushima Dai-ichi power station and killed 15,000 people. As a schoolgirl, Yokoyama Wakana’s survival story symbolised Japan’s hope of renewal. Ten years on from their first interview, Henry Tricks talks to the now 22-year-old. In this deeply personal insight into the repercussions of disaster, he learns how the effects of loss run far deeper than the response to the initial shock, which we should prepare for as the world experiences the pandemic's collective loss.

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