New high school opens close to evacuation zone

Apr 8, 2015

New high school opens close to evacuation zone

A new high school adjacent to the radiation exclusion zone in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday welcomed its first students, including many who fled the area as the 2011 nuclear disaster unfolded. The prefecture-run Futaba Mirai Gakuen High School in the town Hirono has 152 ...

Apr 7, 2015

Fukushima radiation newly detected off British Columbia

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster that started in 2011 has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday. Trace amounts of ...

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 ...