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Ichi-F: A Worker’s Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

May 15, 2017 1 comment

by Kazuto Tatsuta, Translation by Stephen Paul
Kodansha Comics, 536 pp.
Rating: T (13+)

March 11, 2011, saw Japan rocked by one of the largest earthquakes of modern history. In the wake of the 9.0 quake, a massive tsunami devastated the region, wiping away entire towns, and leading to multiple meltdowns at the coastal Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. In the wake of that disaster people from around Japan came to the region as part of the clean up effort. Ichi-F is the story of the clean up efforts from one of those workers. In this mammoth 500 +page volume, Kazuto Tatsuta offers readers a peak into the daily life of the blue collar clean up crews and the slow but steady progress the region and its people are making towards recovery.
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