Mar 13

Graham Shelby (Fukushima-ken, Ishikawa-shi, 1994-97) has published a thoughtful piece on Fukushima, this one on Kentucky news site,, in addition to previous radio and written pieces he has done for NPR and other news outlets.

“Quake, tsunami a year ago refreshed Kentuckian’s memories of time in Japan”

By Graham Shelby – contributing write

Posted:  12:00 AM on March 11, 2012

Twenty-three years old and eager to get out of my hometown, I left Lexington for Japan.  In the summer of 1994, I took a job teaching English in Ishikawa, a small town surrounded by rice fields and forested hills in Fukushima Prefecture, about 100 miles north of Tokyo.

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