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Heart and Soul: Japan – Hope Amid The Chaos


BBC World Service

TX Date

2nd Mar 2011


Gerry Northam


Sandford St Martin Awards 2013

Shortlisted - Radio
Episode 1
Survivors of the earthquake and tsunami had to deal not only with their loss, but being Shintoists and Buddhists they feared for families and friends who had little chance of funerals with the necessary religious rituals.
Episode 2
A radiation leak from Fukushima’s nuclear plant as a result of the earthquake led to thousands of people having to leave their homes, and they are still waiting for the chance to return. In Heart and Soul, Gerry Northam reports on how the survivors are coping with bereavement, homelessness, and rebuilding – and on the growing momentum for the abolition of Japan’s nuclear industry.