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JAPAN
Apr 3, 2020
3/11 survivors face loneliness after moving into public housing for disaster victims
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Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Apr 3, 2020
Iwate 3/11 survivors face isolation as wait to leave makeshift houses drags on
About 40 households who survived the March 2011 earthquakes and tsunami in the coastal areas of Iwate Prefecture are still stuck in makeshift housing, waiting to move into new homes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 31, 2020
Tsunami-hit Miyagi city waits patiently for Olympics to showcase revival
Every Sunday morning, a decades-old market in Miyagi Prefecture is crowded with local residents and tourists making their way down narrow aisles and checking out a variety of fresh seafood.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2020
Tepco may take 30 years to release Fukushima No. 1 radioactive water
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it may spend up to 20 to 30 years releasing contaminated water into the surrounding environment from its disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 21, 2020
Dramatizing the reality of a nuclear meltdown
As with many feature films based on real-life incidents, "Fukushima 50," which opened nationwide March 6 and depicts the actions of the men who struggled to contain the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, is a blend of factual exposition...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 18, 2020
Tokyo High Court slashes damages to Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees
The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ordered ¥1 million in additional damages be paid each to some 300 evacuees from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, down by two-thirds from the amount awarded by a lower court ruling.
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JAPAN
Mar 17, 2020
Nine years after Fukushima, Japan can't quit its coal habit
A return to coal has left Japan with long-term climate goals that are unambitious — and increasingly, the subject of international censure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2020
Sendai High Court orders Tepco to pay more to Fukushima evacuees
A high court on Thursday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to pay ¥730 million in damages to evacuees from the 2011 tsunami-triggered meltdown, up ¥120 million from a lower court ruling.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2020
Fukushima dreams: A young baseball star, a father and their shattered town
Kazuo Ouchi drives down a single-lane road through sheets of rain until he reaches a gravel driveway leading to a weathered farmhouse. Yellowing lace curtains are drawn tight over the windows, shutting out the weak winter light.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 12, 2020
Coronavirus response shows Japan still 'paralyzed' in crises, top Fukushima investigator says
“Unless it's written in law, their brains are paralyzed when something happens,” said Kiyoshi Kurokawa, an emeritus professor at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
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JAPAN
Mar 11, 2020
Japan marks ninth anniversary of 3/11 disaster quietly as virus concerns halt events
Japan marked the ninth anniversary Wednesday of the massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked the Tohoku region and killed more than 15,000 people in 2011, as health fears over the spread of COVID-19 prompted the cancellation or scaling down of a number of events.
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JAPAN
Mar 11, 2020
Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11
The public, industry and academic sectors in four northeastern prefectures hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are collaborating on a project to highlight disaster-related monuments and remains across the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2020
Child care is mother of all lifelines for tsunami-hit Ishinomaki firm
A maker of cod roe products in Miyagi Prefecture has attracted young job-seeking mothers with an offer of on-site child care, in the process revitalizing a business and community that is still recovering from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 10, 2020
Japan and Tepco ordered to pay Fukushima residents who fled to Hokkaido
A court ordered the government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Tuesday to pay a combined ¥52.9 million ($513,000) in damages to 89 people who evacuated from their hometowns to Hokkaido after the 2011 nuclear disaster.
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JAPAN
Mar 10, 2020
In Fukushima, a 'village' aims to lure young people back to disaster-hit town
In a deserted part of Fukushima Prefecture dotted with vacant lots, a sleek modern building stands out. In a workshop inside, a woman with a ponytail wearing purple protective eyeglasses carefully melts a tiny glass tube into the shape of a plum blossom.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Mar 9, 2020
Nine years on, Fukushima nuclear plant lawsuits await high court rulings
High courts in Japan have been hearing a number of damages claims filed by those who evacuated due to the unprecedented nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture nine years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 9, 2020
Amid strained ties, Fukushima fears grow anew in South Korea
Concerns over radiation from the defunct Fukushima No. 1 power plant remain strong in South Korea nine years after the March 2011 triple core meltdown triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2020
Tohoku land-reutilization project breathes new life into 3/11 danger zones
Towns and cities in the three Tohoku prefectures damaged most by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are moving forward with plans to reuse abandoned land plots under a group relocation program aimed at disaster prevention.
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JAPAN
Mar 9, 2020
Olympic torch relay faces cool welcome from nuclear evacuees in Fukushima No. 1 town
Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white boots, Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house, and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2020
Japan's reconstruction minister vows to assist small firms hit by 3/11
The government will put particular focus on small and midsize companies in its provision of recovery assistance following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters, Cabinet minister Kazunori Tanaka said Sunday.

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