Since the 1893 Columbian Exposition, Chicago has maintained The Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park as a place where visitors can learn about Japan and experience Japanese culture. 120 years later, the garden is an enduring symbol of collaboration and diplomacy between Chicago and Japan.
This Sunday will mark the one year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. While the country continues the physical clean up in many areas outside the 12-mile exclusion zone, it’s the psychological toll that may have the most lasting effects on Japanese society. People throughout
WBEZ’s food blogger Louisa Chu is just back from a trip to Japan’s east coast, the area hit by a devastating tsunami and nuclear disaster nearly a year ago. She tells Worldview how the area’s restaurants and food industry are recovering.