Thursday, March 04, 2021

The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone

Photography by Kim Kyung-Hoon.

A decade ago, Sakae Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. 
"I want to make sure I am here to take care of the last one," he said from his home in the contaminated quarantine zone. "After that I want to die, whether that be a day or hour later."

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