Fukushima Reborn

Building a new Fukushima with renewable energy

Yauemon Sato is the owner of a 226-year-old sake brewery in Fukushima. In 2013, he launched a local power company hoping to revive a region suffering in the wake of the 2011 disaster and nuclear accident.
People who know Yauemon call him "a dump truck with broken brakes." He's quick to put his ideas into action. Yauemon teamed up with farmer Minoru Kobayashi to realize his dream of a 100% renewable energy village. But they soon had to face reality: the radioactive decontamination effort is far from over and former residents are reluctant to return.
Fukushima Reborn recounts Yauemon's passionate campaign to save the region he loves so much.