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Fukushima Nuclear Worker Pens Manga About Experience

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
1F: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Work Log was quickly turned into full series after strong public reaction

Kazuto Tatsuta, a former laborer at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, debuted a manga series about his experiences in the 48th issue of Kodansha's Morning magazine on Thursday. The manga also debuted on the same day in Kodansha's digital magazine D Morning.

The manga Tatsuta is writing is titled 1F: Fukushima Daiichi Genshiryoku Hatsudenjo Rōdōki (1F: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Work Log). The 1F in the title stands for the numerical designation for the Fukushima plant. After the earlier "1F" one-shot was published on October 3, it caused a huge stir among the public, and the decision was quickly made to turn the story into a full series.

48-year old Tatsuta was a laborer at the power plant after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and he received the grand prize in “34th Manga Open,” a competition that Morning organized to find new talent.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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