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[Note: DRAFT CAPTION not to be used for publication. Some information has not been fact-checked; quotes are paraphrased from notes, awaiting direct translations. –MFR, 3/2013]<br />
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Fumiya Sekine, age 6, and his mom Kaori Sekine play with his new pets — a pair of stag beetles. The Sekine family was evacuated from their home in Kawauchi village, 20 miles west of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, due to high radiation levels in the village after the  3.11 earthquake and nuclear plant meltdown. They have lived in a one-room “temporary housing center” apartment in Koriyama city since the complex opened in June 2011. <br />
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The After Fukushima project by photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart documents the long-term human consequences of nuclear meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and the tsunami that followed. <br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart<br />
Date:  7/23/2012<br />
File#:  Canon — Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital camera frame 81506
[Note: DRAFT CAPTION not to be used for publication. Some information has not been fact-checked; quotes are paraphrased from notes, awaiting direct translations. –MFR, 3/2013]

Fumiya Sekine, age 6, and his mom Kaori Sekine play with his new pets — a pair of stag beetles. The Sekine family was evacuated from their home in Kawauchi village, 20 miles west of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, due to high radiation levels in the village after the 3.11 earthquake...
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