There's an article in today's Asahi newspaper about an award for a film that documents a Fukushima farmer's continuing quest to find missing loved ones, including his son, who was just 3 years old who went missing following the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Although he managed to find the body of his 8-year-old daughter in the disaster aftermath, the farmer, 45-year-old Takayuki Ueno, has been unable to find his son and four other members of his family who are believed to have been swept away by the tsunami waves.
The family were living in Miami-Soma, a city located about 25 km north of the Fukushima plant that was one of the municipalities hardest hit by the March 11, 2011 mega-quake and tsunamis that followed.
The documentary, Life--Another Story of Fukushima,” by Chiaki Kasai, has been chosen for this year's Mika Yamamoto International Journalist Award.
Mika Yamamoto was a video journalist who lost her life while covering the Syria conflict in 2012.
An English-Language version of the Asahi story can be found here