Six Months Later, the Tsunami’s Impact on Japanese Life

  1. Legacy of Radiation
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    Legacy of Radiation

    Photographer Jérémie Souteyrat has spent the last six months documenting life in Japan since the March 11, 2011, tsunami that devastated the Fukushima region. His photographs capture the struggles and resilience of the region’s citizens, who now check food for radiation.

  2. Absorbing Toxic Waste
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    Absorbing Toxic Waste

    Citizens plant sunflowers to absorb radioactive substances.

  3. No Place to Go
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    No Place to Go

    Even though shelters are empty, some children chose not to return to their old schools.

  4. Wake of Destruction
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    Wake of Destruction

    While most of the major roads and towns have been cleared of debris, few people are returning.

  5. Abandoned Housing
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    Abandoned Housing

    Shelters that housed thousands are largely empty or deserted.

  6. The Invisible Impact
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    The Invisible Impact

    Locals continue to worry about the impact of contaminated soil on crops.