This man deserves a humanitarian award. Naoto Matsumura lives right inside the Fukushima evacuation zone in the town of Tomioka, just 10 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The reason he’s stayed in the poisoned region post-nuclear meltdown is so that he can take care of all the abandoned cows, pigs, dogs, and cats.
Picture of Hachikō: Species-Dog, Breed-Akita Inu, Sex-Male, Born November 10, 1923 near the city of Ōdate, Akita Prefecture Died March 8, 1935 (aged 11) Shibuya, Tokyo. Resting place-National Science Museum of Japan in Ueno, Tokyo. Nation from-Japan. Known for-waiting for the return of his deceased owner. Owner-Hidesaburō Ueno. Appearance-golden brown with cream color on upper face
Hero for the animals of Fukushima A year after a devastating tsunami ravaged parts of Japan, the town of Tomioka is still under mandatory evacuation. It’s just 10 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant, well inside the “exclusion zone.” But one man, Naoto Matsumura, refuses to leave. And for one reason: to care for the abandoned animals who have no way out. The heroism — the absolute selflessness — is almost beyond comprehension.