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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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A map of Fukushima Prefecture hangs in the lobby of the Koriyama Baptist Church. Photos attached to nails mark the former homes of friends of the church who have moved away. Japanese-American pastor Nobumasa Tajima runs the church with his wife Beverly. The Tajimas lead weekly trips to temporary shelters still housing evacuees from the 3.11 earthquake. “In Japan, people don’t do charity work except after a disaster. We bring people food. But they don’t need food. They need comfort,” says Nobumasa Tajima.<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 81437
[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]

A map of Fukushima Prefecture hangs in the lobby of the Koriyama Baptist Church. Photos attached to nails mark the former homes of friends of the church who have moved away. Japanese-American pastor Nobumasa Tajima runs the church with his wife Beverly. The Tajimas lead weekly trips to temporary...
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