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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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Translator Mie Nagai and veterinarian Ko Tsuge volunteer with the Japan Cat Network in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone. Each week, volunteers drive into the Zone along Route 114, feeding abandoned cats and dogs left behind when their owners fled from high radiation levels in Tsushima and Akougi villages, in Namie town. Some of the cats are brought back to a rescue shelter in Inawashiro where the group searches for people to adopt the former pets. <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:  7/21/2012<br />
File#:  Canon — Canon EOS 5D digital camera frame 81189
[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]

Translator Mie Nagai and veterinarian Ko Tsuge volunteer with the Japan Cat Network in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone. Each week, volunteers drive into the Zone along Route 114, feeding abandoned cats and dogs left behind when their owners fled from high radiation levels in Tsushima and Akougi villages,...
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