Mar 30, 2015

Japan to play up safety of food products at Milan expo

The government will use Expo Milano 2015 in Italy to highlight the safety of Japanese food products, including those from Fukushima Prefecture, according to official representative Tatsuya Kato. “I want to use the expo as an opportunity to correct any wrong perceptions or information,” ...

Tsunami-wrecked police car preserved as monument

Mar 17, 2015

Tsunami-wrecked police car preserved as monument

A police car wrecked in the March 2011 tsunami as two officers inside it urged residents to evacuate has been installed in a park in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, as a memorial to the victims of the disaster. One of the officers was found dead ...

U.N. chief Ban says students in Fukushima impressed him

Mar 15, 2015

U.N. chief Ban says students in Fukushima impressed him

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he was impressed by the high school students in Fukushima when he visited the disaster-hit prefecture four years ago. The students had experienced such a terrible tragedy and some of them had lost their parents, some of ...

Final resting place of radioactive soil still up in the air

Mar 13, 2015

Final resting place of radioactive soil still up in the air

Japan has yet to devise a final disposal plan for radioactive soil that will be stored at an interim facility in Fukushima Prefecture on the understanding that the soil will be moved elsewhere within 30 years. In February, the central government began building the ...