Takaaki Ide, a farmer, factory worker and former evacuee, has returned to his home in Kawauchi, Fukushima. I wrote about the Ide family in my TED book, Would You Stay? When I met them in 2012, they were living in temporary evacuation housing in Koriyama city, 20 miles west [as the crow flies, 27 miles or one hour by road] of their family farm in the Abukuma mountains. One of the first things Takaaki told me then was how he missed the trees that surround the home.
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