C N D Cymru Vice Chair Brian Jones went to the Fukushima area on a Study Tour organised by Green Cross in October 2014 on behalf of C N D Cymru.
This is his account of the experience.
Note: I wrote the account during the trip, either whilst travelling or late in the evenings, finishing it on the return flight. I have deliberately not updated my account, or added information learnt subsequently, as I didn’t want to edit or revise my initial impressions. I have probably made errors in spelling some of the Japanese names; I tried to honestly record what was said to us; if I have inadvertently misrepresented anyone, I can only apologise. My observations on Japanese life and culture are purely subjective; any mistakes are entirely mine.