Iwaki FC owners aiming for the stars with new club

Jan 15, 2016

Iwaki FC owners aiming for the stars with new club

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Dome Corporation president Shuichi Yasuda has the vision, Satoshi Okura the know-how and former Dutch international and Rangers player Pieter Huistra the experience. The goal now is to combine their respective talents as they embark on the task of building a professional soccer club ...

Jan 12, 2016

Fukushima governor to attend Davos forum next week

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori said Tuesday he will attend this year’s World Economic Forum meeting to talk about recovery efforts in the prefecture. The annual gathering of financiers and government officials will take place in Switzerland starting Jan. 20. Uchibori is scheduled to attend ...

Jan 11, 2016

Singapore to consider easing restrictions on Fukushima food items

Singapore has agreed to “positively” consider a request to ease import restrictions on food and other farm products from Fukushima Prefecture, according to Japanese officials. Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s national development minister, said in a meeting Sunday with agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama that he will ...

Jan 9, 2016

Fukushima nuclear evacuees fall below 100,000

As the fifth anniversary of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis approaches, the number of residents of the northeastern prefecture who are still living as evacuees has fallen below 100,000, a survey by the prefectural government revealed Friday. According to the survey, 56,463 evacuees ...

No promises in Fukushima cleanup, director says

Dec 17, 2015

No promises in Fukushima cleanup, director says

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The man leading the daunting task of dealing with the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant warns with surprising candor: Nothing can be promised. How long will it take to decommission the three breached reactors, and how will it be accomplished, when not even robots ...