Japan's tsunami deals a blow to family farming.

&#8220;For the first time in my life I&#8217;m afraid of my own crops,&#8221; says Eiichi Fukuda, 60, a third-generation rice and vegetable farmer whose 50-acre spread sits a few miles from the ailing <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP0000175859" title="Tokyo Electric Power Co." href="/topic/business/energy-resource-industries/nuclear-power/tokyo-electric-power-co.-ORCRP0000175859.topic">Fukushima Daiichi</a> nuclear power in Japan.
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( Tom Miyagawa Coulton / For The Times / January 4, 2012 )

“For the first time in my life I’m afraid of my own crops,” says Eiichi Fukuda, 60, a third-generation rice and vegetable farmer whose 50-acre spread sits a few miles from the ailing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power in Japan.

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