FEATURE: Young people bringing new energy to revive Futaba's fortunes


In the more than a decade since reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant exploded, the nearby town of Futaba has tried to pick up the pieces of a community shattered by the disaster. Now, young people from other parts of Japan and elsewhere are playing a part in resurrecting a community to which they have few links. Since last year, Tohoku University undergraduate student Masayuki Kobayashi has teamed up with his Indian schoolmates and a Futaba-based association to rehabilitate the Fukushima Prefecture town's tarnished image. They are expanding their network to involve people of v...

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