Category: Fukushima

Sneaking into the Fukushima’s “Red Zone” with Keow Wee Loong

In March 2011, a major earthquake of magnitude 9.0, now known as the Great East Japan Earthquake or Tōhoku earthquake, hit Japan’s coast. The disaster, known in Japan as the ‘Great East Japan Earthquake’, took the lives of over 15,000 people. The area within 12.4miles radius of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant was named the ‘red zone’ or the Fukushima Exclusion Zone and is not open to visitors due to safety concerns. The Malaysian 27-year-old photographer Keow Wee Loong decided to cross the barricades of the nuclear exclusion zone of Fukushima, to photograph Okuma, Namie, Futaba or Tamioka, some ghost ... Read more