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Kiyoko Chiba teaches a summer English class in a rural area at the edge of Koriyama city. She tries not to let her students know her misgivings about staying in Fukushima. The concept of gaman means “persevering through adversity with dignity,” explains a Japanese-American friend of mine. “It gets mistaken by foreigners as stoicism, but it is very different.”<br />
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This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster Rothbart, published by TED Books in 2013. The photos come from Forster Rothbart’s two long-term documentary photography projects, After Chernobyl and After Fukushima.<br />
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Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart
Kiyoko Chiba teaches a summer English class in a rural area at the edge of Koriyama city. She tries not to let her students know her misgivings about staying in Fukushima. The concept of gaman means “persevering through adversity with dignity,” explains a Japanese-American friend of mine. “It gets mistaken by foreigners as stoicism, but it is very different.”
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This photograph is part the book of Would You Stay?, by Michael Forster...
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