Prof. Natsuko I. Kobayashi Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences The University of Tokyo, Japan
Eleven years ago, a powerful earthquake occurred in Japan. It generated a tsunami that hit the nuclear powerplant located a long the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.
Consequently, as eries of hydrogen explosions in three reactors caused radionuclides release. These radionuclides deposited on the ground and had tangible and intangible impacts on peoplelife. Agricultural, forestry, and marinesector activities were affected. The Fukushima Prefecture suffered the most from farmland contamination. Before the disaster, that prefecturer anked ninth for fruit and beef cattleproduction, and fourth for rice production values in Japan.