• Kyodo


Cherry blossom trees lining a street in the town of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture will be illuminated for two weeks next month after an evacuation order for a large part of the town is lifted on April 1.

The town, which was designated a no-go zone after the 2011 nuclear reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, boasts a 2.2-km stretch of cherry trees in Yonomori Park.

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