This exclusive overnight excursion to the Tohoku region provides - on the second day - inside access to tour the grounds of the Daiichi nuclear plant, hosted and closely monitored for your safety by TEPCO (Tokyo Electric), with an opportunity to see the impact of the meltdown disaster on nearby evacuated villages. Groups of students and professors from Temple University Japan have visited the nuclear plant 4 times previously - the second day on March 20 will involve an onsite Orientation, an amazing, close-up tour of the Daiichi plant itself, followed by a technical briefing we have requested with TEPCO officials.
On the first day, March 19, we will travel to the coastal town of Minami Sanriku in Miyagi Prefecture, particularly hard-hit by the massive tsunami of March 11, 2011. Hearing from survivors, then visiting the Okawa Elementary School where 80 students and teachers perished, we will witness the ongoing recovery from the earthquake and tsunami. We will stay in an onsen hotel overlooking the Pacific, safely perched high above the tsunami level of that unforgettable day that also led to the Fukushima meltdowns. Join this rare opportunity to see - up-close and personal - the triple-tragedy of March 11, 2011.
This trip will take place during an Undergraduate Holiday!
- Max Capacity: 18 (TUJ students only)
- Register by: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
- Fee Note: Includes: chartered bus, tour at Fukushima Power Plant, hotel with 2 meals, visit to affected area, talk with survivors
- IMPORTANT: For safety reasons, this exclusive trip is only open to 18 students