Fukushima Victims Reflect on Lives Forever Changed by 2011 Disaster

Kazumi Endo stands on the beach in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture on Dec. 9, 2020. (Kyodo)

VIENNA — Michiyo Suzuki remains undecided on whether to return to her hometown of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture, where the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is located.

When a massive earthquake and tsunami struck on March 11, 2011, her family was unable to find a space in an evacuation center and was forced instead to spend the night in their car. The next morning, they were simply instructed to “flee to the west.”

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