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Four years after Fukushima, just one man lives in the exclusion zone – to look after the animals

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“Known as “the last man from Fukushima”, 55-year-old Matsumura is the only person still living in the exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which suffered a meltdown after the major earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

“Yet Matsumura, nicknamed Macchan, is not alone. He has remained in his home in the coastal town of Tomioka, around seven miles from Fukushima’s stricken nuclear reactors, in order to look after the area’s animals.”

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2 thoughts on “Four years after Fukushima, just one man lives in the exclusion zone – to look after the animals

  1. how do we donate to help this guy?

    Teresa Knight

    • Hi Teresa, I couldn’t find any current information on how to donate to him; although, since 2012, people have been sending him funds from around the world. I’ll keep an eye out for more information. Nadia

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