A portal site connecting Fukushima and the World

» About This Site

“Fukushima on the Globe” is a portal site of citizen’s movement inside and outside Fukushima after the nuclear accident happened in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on Mar.11, 2011.

Though media coverage and people’s interest in Fukushima seems to be going down, still more than 120,000 people (as of June 2014) are displaced from their home and thousands of people including children are living in the area where annual airborne radiation dose exceeds 1 mSV, ICRP’s limit of radiation exposure for member of public.

We establish this site to share these people’s agony and struggle with international community, as it is not only the problem in Fukushima or Japan but also the problem for all human beings on the globe.

Having a team based in Fukushima city, we will try to focus on people’s situation and citizen’s movement that are not covered by other media. Our purpose is to connect Fukushima and the world, to tackle this difficult challenge for human beings together.

This site was originally built by Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC) funded by Church World Service (CWS) in January 2012, and  was taken over by Fukushima Beacon for Global Citizens Network (FUKUDEN), after JANIC’s Task force for disaster response closed its activities at the end of March 2014.

Now this site is managed by Fukushima Beacon for Global Citizens Network (FUKUDEN) , funded by CWS Japan, UMCOR, and JANIC.

This site is supported by several contributors, who helped us with their writings, photos, translations and proof reading, etc.

*As our team is small and short-handed, your support in any kind is always welcome. Especially we need translator (Japanese-English) and proof reader (English Native).
Your advice for the contents of this site would also be very helpful.
If you can help us, please contact us through this form.




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