The Last Man Living in Fukushima

It has been four years now since the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered from a meltdown and in the aftermath an exclusion zone was created around it. There is only one living person within the exclusion zone, Naoto Matsumura.

According to McGalla, Matsumura still lives in his home in the town of Tomioka, about seven miles away from the nuclear plant. Even though he is the only man left, he is not alone. Matsumura stayed behind to take care of all the animals that were abandoned in the wake of the disaster. It started when he went to his family’s home to check on the animals on their farm. He found that it had been several days since they had been fed, so he went to work. While he was there, he noticed the neighbor’s dogs barking like crazy. After checking on them he found that they were tied up and not fed as well. It was then he realized that he had to help the animals in the exclusion zone.Matsumura now feeds the cats, dogs, cows, ducks, pigs, and any other animals left behind. He has even helped deliver new animals being born. has the full story on Matsumura’s new life, as well as many pictures of him with the animals he has saved. The pictures are really worth a look.

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