Statements by Fukushima evacuees

Seeking Safety: Speeches, Letters and Memoirs by Evacuees from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

(Booklet produced in Japan in 2017 by Osaka-based  Thanks & Dream: The Great East Japan Earthquake & Nuclear Disaster Evacuee Association, edited by Lis Fields and Yoko Chase, this is version 5 of the booklet originally produced in the UK for visitors to the 2015 Red Kimono exhibition in London).

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Speech delivered at the Global Greens Congress 2017, Peace and Security Without Nuclear Power session, held on 31 March, 2017 in Liverpool, UK, by an evacuee mother living in the UK:

Mitsuko Sonoda: A story of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Akiko Morimatsu: a mother’s Letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori

Memoirs and letters from mothers living as “boshi hinan,” or “mother-child evacuee”:

Ms M.A.: A mother’s Letter to Governor of Hyogo Prefecture re housing subsidy ending in December 2015

Akiko Morimatsu: ‘An Evacuation Memoir’, May 2012

Ms M.K.: A Journey, 2013 

People who evacuated from Tokyo:

Yoko Shimosawa, a mother who voluntarily evacuated from Tokyo with her 5-year-old daughter on the advice of a Doctor:


Conversation with Sarasa, voluntary evacuee from north east Tokyo:

Sarasa’s story: Evacuation from Tokyo

Version 1 of the ‘Red Kimono’ booklet included the following statements:

Witness statements by 50 of the Complainants for Criminal Prosecution of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: some of whom evacuated and some of whom still live in Fukushima:

‘Fukushima Radiation: Will You Still Say No Crime Was Committed?’ witness statements by 50 Complainants for Criminal Prosecution of the FUKUSHIMA Nuclear Disaster

Still living in Fukushima:

Speech by Yayoi Hitomi, resident of Koriyama, Fukushima, 60km from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant:

The Current Situation at Fukushima