: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Fukushima ‘dark tourism’ aids remembrance, healing

NAMIE: Shinichi Niitsuma enthusiastically shows visitors the attractions of the small town of Namie: its tsunami-hit coastline, abandoned houses and hills overlooking the radiation-infested reactors of the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Five years after the nuclear disaster emptied much of Japan’s northeastern coast, tourism is giving locals of the abandoned town a chance to exorcise the horrors of the past.
Like the Nazi concentration camps in Poland or Ground Zero in New York, the areas devastated by the Fukushima disaster have now become hotspots for “dark tourism” and draw annually more than 2,000 visitors keen to see the aftermath of the worst …read more

Source: The Manila Times

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