Naraha sees three schools return from nuclear exile in Fukushima

Apr 6, 2017

Naraha sees three schools return from nuclear exile in Fukushima

Two elementary schools and a junior high school returned to their hometown in Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday six years after being forced to flee radiation spewed by the March 2011 nuclear disaster. Around 90 students attended the joint opening ceremony at the new building ...

Mar 31, 2017

Boy's thyroid cancer casts doubt on Fukushima's denials

A support group for children with cancer in Fukushima on Friday confirmed the diagnosis of a boy who at the time of the 2011 nuclear disaster was 4 years old, contradicting the prefectural government’s view that no child that age had been diagnosed with ...

Noted Hiroshima hibakusha Dr. Shuntaro Hida dies at 100

Mar 21, 2017

Noted Hiroshima hibakusha Dr. Shuntaro Hida dies at 100

Shuntaro Hida, a former Imperial Japanese Army doctor who survived the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II and treated survivors, died Monday, sources close to him said. He was 100. Hailing from Gifu Prefecture, Hida became a doctor after graduating from ...