On Fukushima's anniversary: A Japan of 'great gifts'

March 11, 2015 9:29 PM

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On Fukushima's anniversary: A Japan of 'great gifts'

Tokyo — Marie Mutsuki Mockett is a Japanese-American writer who was born and raised in California but spent much time with her mother in Japan. She feels her upbringing gives her a “dual vision” into West and East.

When Ms. Mockett first heard of the March 11, 2011 tsunami that flooded the Fukushima nuclear reactor four years ago today, she panicked. The Japanese side of her family owned a Buddhist temple in the town of Iwaki in Fukushima prefecture, 30 miles away. She found that her family not only survived b...

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