Blog: Returning Home to Japan

The flight attendants take away our breakfast trays, leaving less than an hour before landing at Tokyo's Narita airport. I look at the flight map on the screen, and see the airplane icon hover over the northern tip of Honshu, the largest of the Japanese archipelago. The map shows Tokyo in the distance, and Fukushima in the forefront. I wonder if the airline's flight map always showed this farming region. I wonder if it will now be an untouchable place in people's minds, occupying the same place as Hiroshima and Nagasaki [...]

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