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Kainuma Hiroshi
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The author, a sociologist, has worked since 2012 as a researcher at Fukushima University’s Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization and has served since 2014 as a member of the nuclear energy subcommittee of a natural resources and energy advisory committee to Japan’s Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Kainuma is a native of Iwaki, Fukushima, where he was born in 1984. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Tokyo and is pursuing a doctoral degree in that university’s Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies. Kainuma is the author of Hajimete no Fukushimagaku (A Fukushima Studies Primer, 2015), Hyōhaku sareru shakai (Bleached Society, 2013), and “Fukushima”-ron—genshiryokumura wa naze umaretanoka (Fukushima Studies—The Birth of a Nuclear Power Village, 2011).
I Am Fukushima2015.06.03

People are all too prone to attribute Fukushima Prefecture’s post-3/11 problems to a uniquely “Fukushima” set of circumstances. But on closer observation we find that some of Fukushima’s most serious problems stem from issues that are nationwide in scope. Addressing these problems effectively will hinge on approaching them from a national perspective.

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