This collection of archived websites and blogs documents the rapid growth of social movements following the crisis of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants in northern Japan on March 11, 2011.
The nuclear power plants disaster created layers of problems that could affect generations of people across Japan such as:
- Health effects of low-dosage nuclear contamination on the human body
- Difficulty of de-contamination of towns and villages close to Fukushima
- Reallocation of populations who lived in and around Fukushima to temporary housing : loss of local communities, loss of jobs
- Food contamination, food security and future of food and agriculture industries
- Safety, risk management issues of other nuclear plants
- Management of the exploded nuclear power plant
The social movements have taken up a variety of causes, such as;
- saving children from most contaminated areas of Fukushima
- measuring the daily levels of nuclear contamination in the air, soils and food
- calling for a national referendum on the future of nuclear energy in Japan
- providing alternative online media, while th established journalism was not regarded as trusted
The archiving is still ongoing and is following the social changes the movement initiated in 2011.