Tomomi Miura

For Tomomi Miura's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Students seek out Bikini, Fukushima parallels

Mar 4, 2014

Students seek out Bikini, Fukushima parallels

Sixty years have passed since the U.S. detonated a hydrogen bomb in a test on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in 1954, but for one former resident of a town near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the hardships the islanders ...

Namie doctor refuses to abandon residents

Jun 14, 2013

Namie doctor refuses to abandon residents

Shunji Sekine, 71, opened a temporary clinic in early May in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, to examine residents who began visiting their homes after evacuating the coastal town during the 2011 nuclear disaster. “It would be a problem if they got injured during their temporary ...

Foreign workers in tight spot as plants close

Jun 5, 2013

Foreign workers in tight spot as plants close

Successive closures of plants by large domestic manufacturers as part of operational restructuring have left local governments and civilian groups facing serious problems, among them the increase in unemployed foreign workers. A Japanese-language and business-etiquette class for Japanese-Brazilians was started in Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, ...