Namie radiation evacuees fear return

Oct 26, 2016

Namie radiation evacuees fear return

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Weed-engulfed buildings and shuttered businesses paint an eerie picture of a coastal Japanese town abandoned after a monstrous earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns in the Fukushima nuclear plant. Namie, one of the communities hardest hit by the 2011 disaster, had 21,000 residents before they ...

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 ...