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Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2020
Despite risk from the 'Big One,' are Shizuoka and the rest of Japan becoming complacent about earthquakes?
When Hokkaido native Tatsushi Ueda landed a job at the Shizuoka Prefectural Government nearly 40 years ago, he was given a somber send-off that made him feel like he might never see home again.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2019
Removal of spent nuclear fuel at Fukushima No. 1 delayed up to five years
Tokyo Electric's fourth delay is needed for more safety steps, including an enclosure for reactor No. 1 to prevent radioactive dust from spreading, the government said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 19, 2019
Japan approves reduced post-3/11 reconstruction budget, citing progress
The government approved a plan Thursday to drastically reduce its budget for reconstruction of areas hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster due to progress in ongoing projects.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2019
Trial run held on section of Joban Line in Fukushima closed since nuclear disaster
East Japan Railway Co. conducted trial operations on Wednesday on a section of the Joban Line in Fukushima Prefecture that has been closed since the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2019
Hiroshima hibakusha and a father of 3/11 tsunami victim among Tokyo Olympic torchbearers
A father who lost his 12-year-old daughter in the 2011 tsunami, a centenarian A-bomb survivor and a group of people who missed their chance to participate in the last Tokyo Olympics torch relay due to a typhoon are among those tapped to carry the Olympic flame ahead of next year's Summer Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 17, 2019
Chilly Ishinomaki taps olive oil to boost tsunami recovery
The scene of olive trees bearing green and black fruit in November is growing familiar to residents of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, a city that often sees temperatures drop to below zero in the winter months.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 10, 2019
Japan estimates post-3/11 reconstruction costs at ¥1.5 trillion for fiscal 2021-25
The government announced an estimate Monday that it will spend around ¥1.5 trillion on reconstruction projects for areas devastated by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in the five-year period starting from fiscal 2021.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Dec 9, 2019
Tohoku reactor restart: What is the state of Japan's nuclear policy?
In late November, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) gave the green light for restarting the No. 2 reactor at Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Onagawa plant in Miyagi Prefecture, which had been damaged in the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. The announcement once again put the spotlight on the...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2019
In Japan, Pope Francis urges rethink of reliance on nuclear energy
Meeting survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster that triggered the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear crisis, Pope Francis has a poignant message.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 25, 2019
Pope Francis meets with victims of Japan's 3/11 disasters
Pope Francis on Monday met with victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, a day after railing against the destructive power of nuclear weapons in the atomic bomb-hit cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 20, 2019
Japan passes bill to promote farm exports under new body
The Diet passed a bill Wednesday to promote the country's agricultural exports through the creation of a single body that will handle farm export procedures and talks with trade partners over easing import restrictions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 18, 2019
Japan's METI says it's safe to dump radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear disaster into ocean
Storage tanks for the waste water at Fukushima No. 1 are getting full, Tepco says.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 15, 2019
Why South Korea is wrong about Fukushima tritium
An effort to tarnish Japan's image in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is one thing, but misleading the public with unfounded claims that disregard science is quite another.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 11, 2019
With Typhoon Hagibis, over 300 households of 3/11 Fukushima evacuees endured 'double suffering'
At least 315 of the households evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis have suffered from flooding and other damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis, which hit central, eastern and northeastern parts of Japan last month, an analysis by Kyodo News has shown.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2019
Japan's Reconstruction Agency to get 10 more years to aid Fukushima nuclear disaster recovery
The plan is expected to be approved at a Cabinet meeting within this year and be submitted to the Diet next year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 4, 2019
Dozens of bags of radioactive waste still missing in Fukushima three weeks after intense typhoon
Dozens of bags containing waste polluted with radioactive substances are still missing in Fukushima Prefecture, three weeks after they were swept away from storage areas in floods triggered by Typhoon Hagibis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 11, 2019
Japan's top court finalizes ¥1.44 billion in damages for 84 deaths at school in 3/11 tsunami
The decision was sealed after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal filed by the Ishinomaki municipal and Miyagi prefectural governments over blame for the tragic evacuation plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Oct 11, 2019
With appeal of Tepco acquittal, thousands hit by Fukushima nuclear disaster seek closure
Plaintiffs have appealed a ruling handed down by the Tokyo District Court in mid-September that found three former Tokyo Electric Power Co. executives not guilty of professional negligence. A class action lawsuit against the executives claimed they had failed to apply the proper safety measures to prevent...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 6, 2019
EU to ease post-Fukushima restrictions on Japanese food imports possibly by yearend
The European Union will ease its restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, possibly by the end of this year, government officials said Saturday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 5, 2019
Japanese business group in Taipei pushes Taiwan to lift food import ban
Lifting the ban on food imports from five prefectures imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is key for Taiwan to join any economic deals with Japan or other countries in the region, a Japanese business group in Taipei said.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?