Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste storage plan

Mar 10, 2015

Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste storage plan

Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter, Yuna, in the March 2011 tsunami. Now he fears he may lose his land, too, as the central government wants to build a sprawling radioactive waste storage site in the shadow of the wrecked Fukushima ...

Completion of Joban Expressway stirs Tohoku reconstruction hopes

Mar 2, 2015

Completion of Joban Expressway stirs Tohoku reconstruction hopes

The last section of the Joban Expressway finally opened to traffic Sunday after delays caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost four years ago. The 300.4-km-long highway, which runs along the Pacific coast, now links the Tokyo metropolitan area with Tohoku and is expected ...