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Rwanda Genocide Survivor Helping Fukushima’s Nuclear Refugees

  FUKUSHIMA, Japan—Fukushima resident Marie Louise Kambenga, 50 years old, knows what it is like to be a refugee—but not in the way you’d think. Twenty-two years ago this week, she escaped the Rwandan genocide and found refuge in Japan as a student at Fukushima’s Notre Dame School for Girls. In 2013, she became a Japanese…

Japanese Storyteller Takes a New Approach to Sharing War Stories

Tokyo, Japan – This year marks the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II. To commemorate this event, Fumioki Okayama, a designer from Nagasaki,  founded  “70 Seeds,” a new Japanese blog to spread the stories of Post War Japan. His stories, like seeds, start out small, with topics as general as food, sports, places, romance, or culture, but…