Exploring Fukushima: 13th anniversary of the
3.11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster

Special Coverage

EXPLORING FUKUSHIMA: This editorial collection contains news recorded from locations across the Tōhoku region of Japan, with a focus on Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures, from February to March of 2024. The purpose of the journalism project was to document the ongoing recovery and conditions in the region hit by the 3.11 triple disaster.

Milwaukee Independent has reported on the “Great East Japan Earthquake” over the years with particular interest, since a staff member’s home was lost on that day. After the Noto Earthquake struck on January 1, 2024, the editorial team decided that after 13 years it was time to directly cover the anniversary of the March 11, 2011 tragedy. The result of the assignment was a 33-part series, featuring a total of almost 1,700 original images and historic photos.

3.11 Exploring Fukushima

Cities in Japan where Milwaukee Independent reported from include – MIYAGI PREFECTURE: ⁨Ishinomaki, Kesennuma, Kurihara, Minamisanriku, Onagawa, Osaki, Sendai, Tome, Watari, IWATE PREFECTURE: ⁨Hiraizumi, Ichinoseki⁩, FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE: Arahama, Arai, Futaba, Haranomachi, Minamisoma, Namie, Okuma, Ōno Shimonogami, Soma, Tomioka, Yonomori, TOKYO METROPOLIS: Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Ota, Shinagawa, KANAGAWA PREFECTURE: Fujisawa, Kamakura

3.11 Map Locations