Radiation + Japan Video by Yoko

March 21, 2013

Upcoming Event: Fukushima Now: Relief Effort to Support Children in Fukushima

by Yoko Kumano

Two years after the Tohoku disaster in 2011, memories have faded and conversations about the incident, and what we can learn from it, are rapidly disappearing from the media. As time widens the gap between March 11, 2011 and the present, I wonder how I can stay connected to the issues that arose from the […]

November 16, 2011

Radiation + Japan: Interview with Tadaaki Hachisu, Egg Farmer (Saitama)

by Yoko Kumano

*This is a part of an ongoing exclusive series on Umamimart, Radiation + Japan. Please check out these other posts and videos for more: Testing of Food in Japan, By Yoko Kumano Interview with Washio, Bar Owner (Tokyo), By Yoko Kumano Testing Report and Thoughts, By Howie Correa Interview with Satoshi Imai, Rice Farmer (Niigata), […]

November 4, 2011

Radiation + Japan: Testing of Food in Japan (Video)

by Yoko Kumano

November 3, 2011

Radiation + Japan: Interview with Washio, Bar Owner (Tokyo)

by Yoko Kumano

Washio is one of my favorite nomiyas (watering hole) in western Tokyo. I spent an afternoon with fisherman, enka singer, bar owner extraordinairre Taro Washio and captured it all on video. For more enka pleasure, please watch this amazing music video by superstar Jero.

October 25, 2011

Radiation + Japan: Interview with Satoshi Imai, Rice Farmer (Niigata)

by Yoko Kumano

Last Wednesday, I went with the OPENharvest group to a rice farm in Uonuma, Niigata. We harvested one paddy of rice from cutting the rice plants to hanging them to dry on a rack. Rice farmer Satoshi Imai gave me the run down on why his rice is special and how he envisions the future […]