Nov 8, 2013

Agency gives ¥7.6 billion for housing

The Reconstruction Agency said Friday it will grant Fukushima Prefecture and two municipalities ¥7.63 billion in housing subsidies for people forced out of their homes by the March 2011 nuclear catastrophe. In the second allocation of such subsidies, the prefecture as well as the ...

Jun 22, 2013

Senior official tweeted too far

A senior Reconstruction Agency official has been suspended for 30 days after repeatedly posting derogatory messages on his Twitter account against citizens’ groups and authorities in areas hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Reconstruction minister Takumi Nemoto announced the disciplinary measure against Yasuhisa ...

Jun 15, 2013

Reconstruction official canned, blasted for tweets


Disaster victims and Diet lawmakers vented their outrage Friday over disparaging comments by a senior Reconstruction Agency official via his Twitter account that got him the sack. Yasuhisa Mizuno, 45, who had been in charge of helping Fukushima residents affected by the March 2011 ...

Feb 15, 2013

Improve reconstruction efforts

As of mid-January, at least 316,000 people were still living away from homes affected by the 3/11 quake-tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster.

Reconstruction Agency under reform a year on

Feb 6, 2013

Reconstruction Agency under reform a year on

Plagued by administrative disorganization, the Reconstruction Agency is revamping itself to accelerate recovery from the March 2011 disasters, ahead of the first anniversary of its launch Sunday. Designed to oversee the rebuilding of areas devastated by the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, the ...