Mar 27, 2016

LPG exec eyes corporate awards to raise Fukushima's spirits

Over the past five years, Yuji Shinogi has led a number of projects to buoy his fellow residents in Fukushima Prefecture, which is struggling to shed the stigma from Japan’s worst nuclear power plant accident. In his latest attempt to highlight the positive side ...

Fukushima's organic farmers still battle stigma

Mar 18, 2016

Fukushima's organic farmers still battle stigma

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“All publicity is good publicity.” Nowhere does this specious PR maxim ring more hollow than in Fukushima Prefecture. As if the horrors of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant weren’t traumatic enough, the region’s ...

Mar 18, 2016

Visa fee waiver extended for disaster-zone tourists

The Foreign Ministry on Friday extended its visa fee waiver for tourists who visit Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures for five more years to help the region damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami recover. The ministry, which decided in 2011 to exempt ...

Imperial Couple pray for lost fishermen in tsunami-hit port city

Mar 17, 2016

Imperial Couple pray for lost fishermen in tsunami-hit port city

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Thursday offered prayers to fishermen and others in the fishing industry who lost their lives during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami during a visit to a monument in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. The Imperial Couple were on the ...