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Four years after my last visit, the region has dramatically changed with a noticeable increased economic activity and an nearly complete clean up of abandoned places except very few ones. A large number of renewal energy farms have been constructed on condemned land around ground zero. Also scientific research centers have been established in Namie and of course facilities to host the thousand of workers employed in decommissioning the Fukushima nuclear Power plant. Fishing activities along the coast have had a much harder time to recover from the aftermath of the disaster and in particular the perception that the fish may be contaminated. The decision by the Japanese authorities in coordination with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to release treated cooling water in the ocean at the level of the nuclear power plant, has further reduced the confidence of consumers and maybe condemned the already devastated fishing industry along Japanese east coast. The first release of cooling water has taken place in August 2023 with a second one in October 2023. China and other countries have decided to boycott all fish products from Japan until further notice, substantially affecting a vital sector in Japan. Beach along the Pacific coast beside the Fukushima nuclear power plant that is still in the phase of stabilisation and cooling in order to be eventually dismantled. Twelve years after the disaster there is not enough space anymore to store water that is being used for the cooling of the damaged reactor and is since August 2023 being released after decontamination directly in the ocean. Tomioka, Fukushima, Japan, October 2023