Netflix is known for bringing content that is unique and impeccable. This is why Netflix is called a streaming or OTT giant that often goes head-to-head against rivals like HBO, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney. While HBO witnessed a massive success when its series Chernobyl was dropped in 2019, Netflix is banking big on its upcoming series The Days. Starring Koji Yakusho, Yutaka Takenouchi, Fumiyo Kohinata in the lead roles, The Days will be released on Netflix on June 1, 2023. The Days' first teaser was released three months back and ever since then fans around the world are eagerly waiting for the thrilling series. Seeing Chernobyl was a global hit, Netflix is also banking big upon The Days. The Days is Japanese-language series promises an unflinching account of one of the worst nuclear disasters in recent memory by focusing on seven days surrounding its occurrence and aftermath.Now, the question arises whether The Days is a true story or The Days is a real story or not? To know the answer continue reading-

Is The Days a true story?

The answer is yes. Netflix's The Days is a true story based on the deadly nuclear disaster that happened at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. As per the synopsis, Netflix's The Days is a multi-layered drama that faithfully captures a disastrous incident from three different perspectives based on careful research. "What happened there on that day?" This story seeks to answer this question based on the true events of seven intense days from the perspectives of government, corporate organizations, and the people on site risking their lives.

The Days series is created and produced by Jun Masumoto, who crafted massive hits such as the "Code Blue" series while also delivering powerful social drama series such as "Shiroi Kyoto" series and "Hadashi no Gen." The two directors of this series are Masaki Nishiura, who has worked alongside Masumoto for many years as the director of the "Code Blue" series, and Hideo Nakata of the "Ring" series.

The synopsis of the series informs about Fukushima's Nuclear disaster saying, "At 2:46 p.m. on 11 March, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake with a maximum seismic intensity of 7 (recorded at Kurihara-cho, Miyagi prefecture) struck approximately 130 kilometers off the Sanriku coast. One hour after this earthquake shook the islands of Japan, a 15-meter-tall tsunami swallowed up the Fukushima nuclear power plant in an instant. But that was only the start of the nightmare. With its cooling function lost, the power plant fell into a dangerous and uncontrollable state."

What was the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear disaster?

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Those wondering what is 2011 Fukushima Nuclear disaster- On March 11, 2011, a tsunami caused by the Tohoku earthquake hit Japan, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale. The tsunami wave hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma. Notably, when the tsunami was first detected after the massive earthquake, the Fukushima power plant automatically shut down its power-generating fission reactions. However, the 13-14 meter high waves soon smashed into the power plant's protective walls, spilling water into units 1-4 on its lower levels and damaging its diesel-powered emergency generators. This resulted in the loss of electricity and therefore, the nuclear plant lost its capability to col pump systems that were vital in reducing heat in the reactor core. As a result, three nuclear reactors faced malfunction resulting in three hydrogen explosions.

Through that day, excessive amounts of radioactive substances were released in the nearby environment from units 1, 2, and 3. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant crisis was also termed as the most significant disaster since Chernobyl of 1986. Japanese authorities evacuated around 154,000 people from the surrounding area and a large amount of dangerous, radioactive materials were released into both the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. However, later in 2012, the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) ruled that the disaster could have been predicted and prevented and that the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company had failed to plan accordingly. This failure largely revolved around a lack of safety and evacuation planning.

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