Sakae Kato plays with Mokkun and Charm, two cats he rescued, at his home in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima. Photo: Reuters Sakae Kato plays with Mokkun and Charm, two cats he rescued, at his home in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima. Photo: Reuters
Sakae Kato plays with Mokkun and Charm, two cats he rescued, at his home in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima. Photo: Reuters

Meet the man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima’s nuclear zone

  • Nearly a decade ago, Sakae Kato stayed behind to rescue pets abandoned after the disastrous meltdown. Now he won’t leave till they’re all taken care of
  • Kato is now looking after 41 cats, and has buried another 23 in the garden over the years

Topic |   Fukushima nuclear disaster
Sakae Kato plays with Mokkun and Charm, two cats he rescued, at his home in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima. Photo: Reuters Sakae Kato plays with Mokkun and Charm, two cats he rescued, at his home in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima. Photo: Reuters
Sakae Kato plays with Mokkun and Charm, two cats he rescued, at his home in a restricted zone in Namie, Fukushima. Photo: Reuters
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