Drone photo giving an aerial view of some of the black plastic garbage bags containing radioactive soil from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Some of the piles of bags are about five or six layers high, and cover several acres — as can be seen by the relatively small size of the adjacent trucks and heavy equipment. Image courtesy of Andreasz Podniesinski

Japanese culture was tossed out and completely reinvented, mashing elements of the past but recast in Western overtones to distance Japan from China and Korea


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