'Fukushima' with Mark Willacy, ABC North Asia correspondent

  • 02 Jul 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tresscox, 16F MLC Centre, Sydney

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Hear the inside story of the Fukushima disaster of 2011, from Mark Willacy, ABC correspondent in Tokyo.

Mark Willacy, well-known to Australians as the ABC man in North Asia, will be in Australia briefly to release his new book : Fukushima: Japan’s tsunami and the inside story of the nuclear meltdowns, and will speak at our AJS event.

Fukushima, to be published in July, tells the story behind the twin catastrophes of the tsunami and nuclear meltdowns, seen through the eyes of witnesses and victims – from the mother patiently excavating the mud left by the tsunami looking for the remains of her daughter, to the former prime minister Naoto Kan, to the plant director of Fukushima Dai-Ichi, to the elite fire fighters who risked their lives to avert the ultimate nuclear nightmare.

Join us to hear from Mark about his experiences in 2011 and since, encapsulated in his new book.

Mark Willacy is the North Asia correspondent for the ABC, based in Tokyo. As the ABC’s Middle East correspondent in 2003, he won a Walkley Award for his coverage of the Iraq War. He won a second Walkley for his coverage of the 2011 Japan tsunami and nuclear disasters. His previous book is The View From the Valley of Hell: Four Years in the Middle East. Mark has reported from more than 30 countries for the ABC; he now lives in Tokyo with his family.

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