I’ll translate the Japanese on the package of KitKats at my local 100 yen shop.


Zettai ni

I lived in Fukushima before, during and after the triple tragedy of 2011.


I want to tell American kids about Fukushima

Tatakai ga

About how much we love our home here.

Soko ni wa

But do American kids want to learn




Mou 1 ten da!

I think they do.

Mou 1 ten da!

The meltdown in the former Soviet Union happened in 1986. Chernobyl HBO came out in 2019. The Blackbird Girls will come out in 2020.

Nodo Gusuri

The meltdowns in Japan happened in 2011. So will I have to wait thirty more years for my manuscript to be accepted and published?



Do not be overcome

By the battle

There is

One more point!

One more point!

Throat Lozenge



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2 thoughts on “DON’T GIVE UP THE FIGHT!

    • Thank you so much, Aunt Trella!!!! Yes, I will keep writing. I’m working on a non-Fukushima manuscript now. It’s set in Kansas. ❤


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