The theme for this week’s challenge is difficult, but is a good chance to look at myself in terms of where is my place in the world.
I was born and had spent all my life in Tokyo until I moved into Sydney. Tokyo is still the place where I attach and I make regular visits even now. I still have some favours to some parts of Tokyo for sure.
I however have a complex view to Tokyo also, and when I look at them, I get another name of the place back of my head.
It is Fukushima.
The name of the place became famous due to the accident at nuclear plant. They have been producing energy for other regions / prefectures and Tokyo is of course one of the top consumers of them. People in Fukushima had to abandon their home when the accident happened and some of them are yet to be back even now. We are still rely on them for electricity without developing fundamental changes in infrastructure to replace in producing energy. My (or our for all the people there) safety / security in Tokyo comes at expense of them.
I am not going to rant about politics / government of Japan in here, but I hope we all stare at the fact that Fukushima is not over. Well, it is common subject for urban life that that their life are consisted of sacrifice of other places and locals for power supply, but with full of respect and thanks, I hope the life of Fukushima and its recovery process will be continued to ease them from sufferings.
On closing, I would leave photos of which I took at the view deck of Haneda International Airport, Tokyo.
By the way, Sydney is my current home I would say. 🙂
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