Award-winning mayor of Fukushima village says always prepare for worst

Sep 18, 2013

Award-winning mayor of Fukushima village says always prepare for worst

Masahide Matsumoto, mayor of Katsurao, Fukushima Prefecture, said upon receiving a disaster response award from the United Nations this month that the worst-case scenario should always guide one’s thinking when preparing for and responding to emergencies. The 75-year-old mayor received the 2013 Green Star ...

Mayor gets disaster response award

Sep 3, 2013

Mayor gets disaster response award

The mayor of the village of Katsurao, Fukushima Prefecture, won a U.N.-sponsored award Monday for his prompt response to the March 2011 disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, when he worked to save 1,600 people from high-level radiation. ...