Jan 24, 2013

Besieged Futaba mayor to resign

Katsutaka Idogawa, mayor of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, one of the two host towns of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is stepping down. Idogawa said Wednesday at a meeting of senior town officials he intends to quit and then submitted his letter of ...

Fukushima's powder paradise

Jan 19, 2013

Fukushima's powder paradise


I seem to have the whole mountain to myself. The vast majesty of Fukushima Prefecture spreads out below me, all around. Up here, skiing on powdery snow, zigzagging through challenging moguls, it’s easy to forget about the nuclear reactors 120 km away. Say what ...