Mayumi Kurasawa's seaweed company saw seven of its factories swept away by Japan's 2011 tsunami. Nearly two years later, sales continue to be eroded by consumer fears over nuclear contamination.
A journalist visits the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant on February 28, 2012. Reactors there went into meltdown after cooling systems were swamped by the March 11, 2011 tsunami.
"Our seaweed is checked every day, and I guarantee you that it's safe," she told AFP during a recent visit to Tokyo to promote the company she works for, Kawashu. "But we are selling two-thirds less than before Fukushima."