The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident caused numerous problems. This website aims to communicate to the world how the residents of Fukushima are overcoming these issues.
This English newsletter publishes stories that show how Fukushima is changing and developing in the wake of the nuclear power plant accident.
Ten Lessons from Fukushima is a booklet that informs the world of the lessons that were learned after the nuclear power plant disaster. The publishing committee aims for the booklet to raise awareness globally, which is why it has been published in many languages.
Tours are available for freelance journalists, NGOs, and citizens’ groups from countries with operational or planned nuclear power plant facilities. Additionally, people closely involved with the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident are sent to international conferences and meetings, so that both Japan and the world can learn from the incident.
NGOs and citizens’ groups receive financial assistance (through donations and grants) to help them undertake their activities. Groups in Fukushima Prefecture that support disaster victims and recovery efforts have access to the fund ‘One Meal a Day: Fukushima Recovery and Disaster Victims Support Project’, which distributes over seven million yen (approximately $62 000 USD) each year. The fund is part of the broader ‘One Meal a Day Peace Fund’, established by the Buddhist group Rissho Kosei-kai.
Commissioned by Fukushima Prefectural Government, The Fukushima Cooperative Reconstruction Center supports evacuees from the disaster who have moved to different prefectures. Across Japan, there are twenty-six locations that offer evacuees consultations and support. Each location is administered by a local NGO. Fukushima Beacon joins this activity as a part of program management team.