- 日本語 (Fluent)
- English (Intermediate)
Hi, this is Yuta Hirai from Tokyo, Japan.
I graduated from an art college, SVA, in NY the year of 2000, and came back to Japan the next year. Since then I have been working as a freelance journalist and often visited foreign countries such as Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Thai and even North Korea.
But, 3.11 changed everything.
It gave me both a shock and this idea that the frontier of the world suddenly occurred only one and a half hour away from my house, in Fukushima.
I started going back and forth between Tokyo and Fukushima as much as possible, and finally, moved to live in Fukushima city since October, 2012.
I was a member of Fukushima's agricultural revival project with professors from Fukushima University, members from Fukushima JA and Co-op and local farmers.
And besides the project, I was the bureau chief when people outside of Fukushima or Japan came to inspect what the earthquake and nuclear disaster had done to Fukushima citizens and their everyday life.
The tour I offer to you is truly unique. I can provide something you can never see outside than Fukushima.
And maybe, that is what we want you to bring back to your country as a memory and talk about with your family or friends, figure out how not to let this kind of disaster happen again anywhere in the world.
Let's share a phenomenal experience!