A farmer evacuated from her home near a Japanese nuclear power plant is visiting Soweto to talk to impoverished South Africans about how the poor are worst hit by catastrophes like the one triggered by an earthquake in her homeland.
Anti-nuclear activists brought Ayako Oga to South Africa, which has Africa's only nuclear energy plant. Oga says she fled her home some 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the Fukushima plant on March 11, the day a massive earthquake hit Japan and badly damaged Fukushima's reactors.
She says poor people who were evacuated have found it hard to get jobs elsewhere in Japan. She adds the rich are able to afford food that is guaranteed not to have been contaminated by radiation, and have better access to information about how to stay safe.