A writer, Akihiro Horiuchi, posted an article in Business Media Makoto about applying for a job with the recovery effort of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. One may wonder where such great courage comes from, yet indeed, it turns out this man may very well have experienced the meaning of life first hand.
The work at the plant would involve groups of 10 working for intervals of 3 hours each in full protective attire. This would make many feel even the slightest bit uneasy with the sheer thought of being surrounded by radioactive isotopes, however Horiuchi notes that:
Of course, I’d have to be careful about radiation, but no recovery worker has died, so I decided that it wasn’t that dangerous of a job. I saw the final episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, so I’m not worried.
Unfortunately, he didn’t get the job in the end.