Reporter Kimi De Freytas has published an interview with Hiroyuki Kohno, one of the Fukushima workers.
Kohno told De Freytas that as a single man with no children, he felt obligated to answer the call and join the team that the media has dubbed the "Fukushima Fifty." Better that he face the risk, he explained, so as to spare his colleagues who have dependents counting on them. Besides, he added, the workers in the plant are his brothers and sisters, and he feels an allegiance to them.
"There's a Japanese expression: 'We eat from the same bowl.' These are friends I shared pain and laughter with. That's why I'm going," he explained to De Freytas.
And here's news of two leaders who didn't eat from the same bowl, but did have lunch together.
Peres also mentioned that he asked Obama to pardon Jonathan Pollard ahead of Passover. He noted the president listened but that he didn't expect him to give an answer on the spot. The two also discussed the issue of Gilad Shalit.
Let's hope that this month of Nissan, a month meant for redemption, will see a release for Yehonatan ben Malka and Gilad ben Aviva. May they celebrate this coming Passover with their families in Yerushalayim Habenuyah.