Pair missing after fishing boat catches fire

Aug 19, 2014

Pair missing after fishing boat catches fire

A fire broke out Monday night on a fishing boat about 20 km off the coast of Otsuchi Bay, Iwate Prefecture, and two members of the crew are missing. One of the other 14 rescued members was injured. The Japan Coast Guard is searching ...

Jan 24, 2013

Besieged Futaba mayor to resign

Katsutaka Idogawa, mayor of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, one of the two host towns of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is stepping down. Idogawa said Wednesday at a meeting of senior town officials he intends to quit and then submitted his letter of ...

Fukushima's powder paradise

Jan 19, 2013

Fukushima's powder paradise

by Christopher Johnson

I seem to have the whole mountain to myself. The vast majesty of Fukushima Prefecture spreads out below me, all around. Up here, skiing on powdery snow, zigzagging through challenging moguls, it’s easy to forget about the nuclear reactors 120 km away. Say what ...