Jun 25, 2015

Seoul, Tokyo still at odds over 3/11 fish import ban

Japan and South Korea held talks on Seoul’s import ban on Japanese fishery products in Geneva Wednesday under dispute settlement procedures of the World Trade Organization but failed to iron out their differences. The two sides, however, agreed to continue the talks on Thursday. ...

Jun 22, 2015

Largest offshore wind turbine unveiled in Fukushima

A huge floating wind turbine for an experimental offshore power generation project was unveiled Monday at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. With an output capacity of 7,000 kilowatts, the turbine is the largest piece of offshore wind power generation equipment in the world. ...

Jun 15, 2015

Fukushima to end housing aid for voluntary evacuees

The Fukushima Prefectural Government said Monday it will stop providing free housing at the end of March 2017 to nuclear evacuees whose homes are in official evacuation zones. Housing assistance to the voluntary evacuees, currently set to expire in March 2016, will be terminated ...

Quake-proofing efforts lag at Fukushima schools

| Jun 15, 2015

Quake-proofing efforts lag at Fukushima schools

Education ministry data released earlier this month showed that only 84.9 percent of public elementary and junior high school buildings in Fukushima Prefecture had been quake-proofed as of April 1, 10.7 points below the national average. Of the 2,053 buildings, 310 still need renovation ...