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Jul 28, 2015

Removal starts of protective shroud over reactor at Fukushima No. 1

Tepco on Tuesday began dismantling the temporary shroud covering the wrecked reactor 1 building at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. installed the cover in October 2011 to keep radioactive materials from dispersing. Workers used a crane Tuesday to remove ...

Jul 28, 2015

New national cycle network program aims to promote tourism

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry will set up a system designating certain roads as recommended cycling routes to help spur development of the bicycle tourism industry. Certified roads will get subsidies for improvements such as additional signposts, bicycle parking lots and toilets, ...

Jul 28, 2015

Group supporting visits to graves in North Korea to disband

A group that has been helping people visit the graves of their relatives in North Korea said it will disband after Pyongyang agreed to conduct a survey into the locations of grave sites. Some 34,600 Japanese are believed to have died of hunger and ...

Jul 28, 2015

Metro area sees fewer children on nursery school waiting list

The number of children in Tokyo who were still waiting to enter nursery schools as of April has decreased from the year before for the first time in three years, NHK reported Tuesday, citing Tokyo Metropolitan Government data. The figure stood at 7,814 in ...