Ms Kanno Mizue, Evacuee from Fukushima


Video Testimonies from Fukushima in 5 Languages: Voices from Evacuees

Jun 16, 2020

Peace Boat has supported the environmental NGO FoE Japan to launch the next in their series of video testimonies of the current situation in Fukushima in various languages.

Nine years have passed since the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, and the damage continues to be incurred. Although this disaster is still ongoing, efforts are made to render this invisible. FoE Japan has conducted video interviews with evacuees, dairy farmers, fishermen and other community members in order to make the ongoing impacts more known as part of the “Fukushima Mieruka Project.” The next multilingual installment in this series is an interview with Ms Kanno Mizue, whose home was located in the “difficult to return zone” and who is now living in evacuation in the Kansai region in western Japan. This is being released simultaneously in English, Spanish, French, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean and soon in German.

In the video, Ms Kanno gives testimony of her evacuation from Fukushima at the time. On March 15, 2011, three days after the nuclear power plant, she evacuated together with her son and their dog in a light vehicle, having to use farm tractor gasoline. "We got on the highway and stopped at the first rest area… There was that big coffee chain there... When I started to drink the latte, the tears just wouldn't stop flowing.” Please watch the following links to see her full story (10mins 56sec).

Chinese (traditional):
Chinese (simplified):
German: Coming soon