Part One of The Current
It's Friday March 9th.
An Islamist lawmaker in Egypt was expelled from his ultraconservative party for getting a nose job.
Currently, in the spirit of emerging democracy, he WAS voted out, fair and square.
This is the Current.
Miguel Quintana on Fukushima
Like many Japanese, Yumiko Kikuchi knows exactly where she was a year ago this Sunday... when a powerful earthquake spawned a devastating tsunami and eventually a nuclear diaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
When the Fukushima nuclear plant melted down almost a year ago, much of Japan melted down with it. People were suddenly ordered to leave the exclusion zone and entire communites became ghost towns. Once prosperous farms went to seed along with their once prosperous farmers. Many still live in temporary camps, unsure when they will be able to work their farms again.
Miguel Quintana is journalist who lives in Japan, and has been covering the aftermath of the disaster. This week he returned to Fukushima Prefecture to speak with people in the camps for the displaced. And he also spent a few days living with a man who refused to leave his farm in the zone now designated as contaminated.
We caught up with Miguel Quintana who is now in Sendai.
This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch and Gord Westmacott.
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