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Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2021
In pictures: Damage from the 7.3 magnitude quake off northeast Japan
Buildings were cracked, train services were halted and water supplies were cut after a major earthquake rocked Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures late Saturday night.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2021
Large earthquake was an aftershock of 3/11 killer quake, expert says
The Meteorological Agency also said it believed the quake was an aftershock of the megaquake that struck the area a decade ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2021
Ex-Tokyo fire chief recalls tense days of Fukushima disaster response
The central government requested the Tokyo Fire Department in the early hours of March 18 to help out with the situation in Fukushima.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2021
Pandemic may force imperial couple to meet online with 3/11 survivors
Online conferences with residents of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima are expected to start in mid-February, according to the source.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2021
Tokyo's oldest stone bridge to reopen in April
Pedestrians will be able to cross Tokiwa Bridge from mid-April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2021
Two Hokkaido villages at the heart of race to host nuclear waste
The move has split communities between those seeking investment to stop their towns from dying, and those haunted by the 2011 Fukushima disaster, who are determined to stop the project.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jan 29, 2021
Fukushima businesses struggling to stay afloat despite government help
Financial issues will not end soon, given that only a portion of the residents who evacuated from disaster-stricken areas have returned or are expected to.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 25, 2021
Tsunami-hit Miyagi school building to reopen as memorial in April
Opinions are divided among residents, with some bereaved families saying they cannot bear the sight of the building.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jan 22, 2021
Fukushima residents demand stricter decontamination to enable safe return
Remaining restrictions blocking people from living in the town of Tomioka are due to be lifted in 2023.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 21, 2021
High court denies government responsibility for Fukushima nuclear crisis
Presiding Judge Akira Adachi said it is difficult to ascertain that the state's measures against tsunamis were problematic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2021
Emperor's evacuation to Kyoto weighed after Fukushima nuclear disaster
The government led by the now-defunct Democratic Party of Japan unofficially proposed that then-Emperor Akihito evacuate to Kyoto or somewhere further west immediately after the eruption of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, a former administration official has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2020
Fukushima nuclear debris removal to be delayed due to pandemic
The process of removing melted fuel was to begin at the No. 2 reactor in 2021, but the spread of the virus has stalled tests in the U.K. of a robot arm that is to be used.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2020
Suga surveys 2011 quake recovery in northeastern Japan
'The reconstructions have entered the final phase. We will do all we can,' Suga told reporters after wrapping up his visits to Miyagi and Iwate prefectures.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Dec 9, 2020
‘Bolt’: A noirish depiction of the dark days after 3/11
Director Kaizo Hayashi's three-part film based on the meltdown disaster of 2011 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is a mishmash of noir, sci-fi and fantasy.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 8, 2020
Taiwan ban on Japanese food looks set to stay
The measure, in place since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, affects products from five prefectures in eastern Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Dec 4, 2020
Mission possible? The long road ahead for Fukushima cleanup.
Tepco aims to undertake the crucial removal of fuel debris from Fukushima No. 1 in 2021 ahead of decommissioning the plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Nov 20, 2020
March 2011 victims identified thanks to forensic officer's lifelike portraits
Shuichi Abe has been hailed for his realistic drawings, which have reunited a number of bodies with their families in Miyagi Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / EXPLAINER
Nov 18, 2020
As nuclear worries linger, Tohoku plant heads for landmark restart
The restart, the first in the northeast, comes amidst controversial restarts in the country's west and debates over the energy source's role in a carbon neutral target.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 12, 2020
Tsunami-hit Onagawa reactor in northeast Japan gets final approval to restart
The No. 2 unit of the Onagawa plant is the first of the reactors damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster to win final approval with local consent to restart.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 4, 2020
Turnaround remains challenging for businesses hit by 2011 disaster in Japan
Firms involved in seafood processing, one of the main industries in the northeastern coastal areas hit hard by the disaster, are particularly struggling.

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