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- TAKAYAMA Hitoshi, ASAI Takehiro, YAJIMA Atsushi, IKEMOTO Tadashi, MATSUMOTO Koichi
- KANDA Akira, FUJIMATSU Shotaro
The Fukushima accident in March 2011 turned the surrounding villages into a desolate land. Without a human presence wildlife thrives there. Houses are torn down by wildly grown plants and black rats that gnaw wood pillars. The land is also roamed by predators like civets, macaques, and wild boars. A project is now underway to investigate the deserted areas by attaching a GPS device, dosimeter, and camera to the wild boars and record the conditions of the once Arcadian farming hills. The program also explores the first ever research of the effects of radiation on primate species.