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Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Story takes place over 5 days from March 11 to March 15, 2011.
A magnitude 9.0 earthquake strikes at 2:46 PM on March 11, 2011. The earthquake triggers a giant tsunami that hits the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Toshio Izaki (Koichi Sato) works at the nuclear power plant and he must make a difficult decision. Masao Yoshida (Ken Watanabe) is a manager at the nuclear power plant. He manages the situation as best as he can and communicates with the company headquarters. The Japanese Self-Defence Forces moves in, as as does the U.S. armed forces. Meanwhile, 50 workers stay at the site and fight to contain the horrific disaster.
- Based on the nonfiction novel "Shi no Fuchi o Mita Otoko: Yoshida Masao to Fukushima Daiichi Genpatsu no 500-nichi" by Ryusho Kadota (published November 24, 2012 by PHP Institute).
- Filming begins late November, 2018 and finishes late January, 2019.
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