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The Rancher Who Refused to Leave: A Fukushima Story

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Masami Yoshizawa hauled his radiated cows down to Tokyo, demanding that his animals be studied.

Cow_by_Kuroda_Seiki_(Kagoshima_City_Museum_of_Art)_1497978023Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, March 11, 2011

Masami Yoshizawa, who’d driven half an hour up the coast from his ranch in Namie to pick up a few cans of spray paint, climbed out of his truck and headed for the home improvement center’s entrance with a jerky stride that belied his sleepy expression. Eyes half-closed, he seemed to look without seeing. He’d worked with livestock for years—nudging heifers into pens and shoving curious calves away from tractor wheels—and he’d taken on an oblivious, almost animal way of moving. In the Cainz Home store, he took a plastic basket from a stack next to the automatic doors and was wandering an aisle between two tall shelves, a couple cans of spray paint clinking in his carrier, when the quake struck.

The first vibration might’ve been a shiver…

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June 25, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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