Beloved doll Licca-chan keeps spirits up in disaster-hit Fukushima

May 25, 2017

Beloved doll Licca-chan keeps spirits up in disaster-hit Fukushima

Long-popular doll Licca-chan has been a perennial favorite among tourists, drawing crowds of young fans, helping support the reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture from the 2011 nuclear and earthquake-tsunami calamity. With the visage of an 11-year-old schoolgirl, the dress-up doll first debuted in 1967 and ...

May 10, 2017

Tepco mandated to create fund for scrapping Fukushima plant

The Diet passed a bill Wednesday requiring Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to put aside extra funds to decommission its crisis-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, as the state seeks to gain more financial control over the utility. Under the revised law, the state-backed ...

IAEA chief urges global support for decommissioning Fukushima plant

Apr 12, 2017

IAEA chief urges global support for decommissioning Fukushima plant

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano has called for international cooperation in the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex. “It is important to gather as much knowledge as possible from around the world and engage in the (decommissioning) with the ...