(by Alessia Cerantola for Outlook, BBC World Service. First broadcast: 2nd October 2013. Podcast available here)
On Facebook: "Two and a half years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, thousands of people who lost their homes or jobs are still trying to make new lives for themselves.
In Wednesday's programme (2 Oct), Alessia Cerantola meets a former asparagus grower, and a young man who used to be a recluse or 'hikikomori', until the disaster forced him from his home.
Both are being trained at a new data centre based in the town of Aizumisato, where many evacuees from the exclusion zone have been given temporary homes.