Fate of tainted Fukushima cows takes scientific twist

Sep 23, 2016

Fate of tainted Fukushima cows takes scientific twist

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In an abandoned Japanese village, cows grazing in lush green fields begin to gather when they hear the familiar noise of the ranch owner’s mini-pickup. This isn’t feeding time, though. Instead, the animals are about to be measured for how they’re affected by living ...

For rancher near Fukushima, tending herd is act of defiance

Mar 10, 2016

For rancher near Fukushima, tending herd is act of defiance

Since the 2011 meltdowns ended their future as prized black wagyu beef, a rancher near the Fukushima nuclear power plant has given his cattle a new mission: They’ve become protesters. Defying both government evacuation and slaughter orders, 62-year-old Masami Yoshizawa returned to his ranch ...

Namie evacuees bag food trophy

Nov 11, 2013

Namie evacuees bag food trophy

Fried noodles served up by nuclear evacuees of the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, won first prize in this year’s low-price popular food contest B-1 Grand Prix held in the city of Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture, over the weekend. The Namie team, whose members had ...

Abe visits Fukushima to check reconstruction efforts

Mar 25, 2013

Abe visits Fukushima to check reconstruction efforts

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Fukushima Prefecture on Sunday to check the progress of reconstruction in areas damaged by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. Abe visited Namie, a town that was evacuated following the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear ...