Students Document Fukushima Survivors' Stories

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
SF STATE NEWS -- After spending two days interviewing an 83-year-old survivor of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Journalism student Deborah Svoboda found it difficult to say goodbye. “I just felt I wanted to do more for her,” Svoboda said in an SF State News story. “She let me into her home. She gave me presents. That will probably stay with me forever.” Svoboda was one of six SF State students and two faculty members who traveled this August to Fukushima, Japan, to report on the ongoing recovery from the tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated the region nearly four years ago.