More Fukushima evacuees are deciding to stay away for good

Mar 4, 2015

More Fukushima evacuees are deciding to stay away for good

Around 120,000 residents of Fukushima Prefecture remain evacuees due to lingering fears of radiation exposure four years after the start of the nuclear crisis. Although the central government lifted evacuation orders on some areas last year, evacuees have been slow to move back and ...

Dec 16, 2014

China's mountain hermits seek a highway to heaven

His unheated hut is halfway up a mountain with no electricity, and his diet consists mostly of cabbage. But Master Hou says he has found a recipe for joy. “There is no happier way for a person to live on this earth,” he declared, ...

Nov 14, 2014

Government may revive housing Eco-point program

The government is considering reviving the housing Eco-point program in order to revitalize the country’s struggling housing market, Jiji Press learned Thursday. The government is seen including the program in an economic stimulus package that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to call for ...