you're reading...

The lights of Fukushima Daiichi by night


The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, foreground, shines in the darkness on Feb. 18. The city of Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture, top left, and central Tokyo, stretching from east to west on the horizon, are also seen. (Yusaku Kanagawa)


Seen from an altitude of 13,000 meters at night, the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant shone brightly in a sea of darkness amid the loneliness of the evacuation zone.

The Asahi Shimbun flew its Asuka airplane over the municipalities of Fukushima Prefecture on Feb. 18. The plant was clearly visible because work to deal with the rising volume of contaminated water and to decommission reactors was actively ongoing, even at night.

In stark contrast, near-complete darkness enveloped areas designated as difficult-to-return zones for residents surrounding the plant.

The city of Iwaki in the prefecture and the bright glow of central Tokyo, once the main recipient of electricity generated from the plant, could also be glimpsed from the plane.

NOTE from Nelson

All these years, Tokyo’s electricity came in parts from Fukushima. Yet so many people and businesses have switched the ON button full blast ever since, not giving a single thought about what is happening to Fukushima. The contrast seen in terms of power generated electricity between Tokyo (top left of the picture) and anywhere west of Daiichi is revealing to say the least.

HEY TOKYO … Aren’t you suppose to save some energy after 311 ???

Live from Laland

March 4th 2014



4 thoughts on “The lights of Fukushima Daiichi by night

  1. Reblogged this on Pilant's Business Ethics Blog and commented:
    Take a look at the future with nuclear power, a dead zone with no people outside a lighted atomic power plant (that doesn’t work).

    Posted by southwerk | March 5, 2014, 12:18 am
  2. Reblogged this on Follow The Tummy and commented:
    Some time ago I started following Naoto Matsumura, a farmer currently helping animals in the no-go zone near Fukushima. These days I rarely read anything about the situation in Fukushima but that doesn’t mean there is no news. Mr. Matsumura is in Europe at the moment participating in several anti-nuclear events. Through his website I came across the ‘Evacuate Fukushima’ blog and thought to share it with you.

    Posted by followthetummy | March 6, 2014, 4:11 am
    • Thank you very much. I am actually hosting Naoto san in my house while he is in Paris. This morning he did a great interview with Journalist Yves Calvi. It will reach a lot of people. I will post some pics in the next post.

      Thank you for supporting Naoto san, Evacuate Fukushima and everyone involved around the world to spread the truth.


      Posted by nelson311 | March 6, 2014, 5:37 am


  1. Pingback: The Lights of Fukushima by Night | Paul Langley's Nuclear History Blog - April 3, 2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Evacuate on Twitter

Our friends around the world


Fukushima Network 福島ネットワーク


Kiikochan Blog ♪




Nanohana ナノハナ


Documenting Ian




Echo News エコーニュース






World Network Save Children From Radiation




Koiichi Ooyama


Yukio Hayakawa 早川由紀夫












CNIC 原子力資料情報室


%d bloggers like this: