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Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 19, 2018
Untouched Fukushima No. 1 control room opened to journalists after seven years
In the main control room for the crippled Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, time seems to have stood still.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2018
Japan's nuclear watchdog approves extension for tsunami-hit plant to operate beyond 40-year cap
A 5.4-meter tsunami triggered by the March 11, 2011 quake left the plant without external power and incapacitated one of three emergency generators, although it managed to cool its reactor.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2018
Miyagi Prefecture processed fish cake factory building that withstood 2011 tsunami to be torn down
A processed fish cake factory in Miyagi Prefecture that survived the massive tsunami disaster in 2011 will likely be dismantled next month following discussions on whether the building should be preserved as a reminder of the catastrophe, local officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2018
Four Japan firms used foreign trainees to clean up at Fukushima plant after nuclear meltdowns: final report
Officials visited 1,018 companies with facilities in eight prefectures in eastern and northeastern Japan, interviewing trainees there to probe the situation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 19, 2018
Upcoming referendum on food imports strains Taiwan's ties with Japan
Taiwan's Central Election Commission formally announced this week that a record nine referendums will be held in conjunction with next month's nationwide local elections, one of which is on whether to maintain a ban imposed on food products from five Japanese prefectures after the Fukushima nuclear disaster...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 12, 2018
Trump rebukes Japan, China and others over garbage drifting in ocean
President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Japan, China and other countries for dumping into oceans a massive amount of garbage that has drifted ashore on the U.S. West Coast.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 11, 2018
Residents in Miyagi file suit to block burning of radiation-tainted waste from Fukushima nuclear disaster
Residents in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to prevent a local public association from burning radiation-tainted waste generated by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 3, 2018
Disaster victims call on Japan's new Cabinet for prompt reconstruction measures
Victims of the recent Hokkaido earthquake and torrential rains in western Japan, as well as the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, have called on the new Cabinet launched Tuesday to accelerate recovery efforts and for the ministers in charge to visit the affected sites.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2018
Poaching brings added problems to fishermen in disaster-hit Tohoku region
In coastal areas in the northeastern prefectures of Iwate and Miyagi, hit hard by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, local fishermen are struggling to find countermeasures against poaching.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Sep 21, 2018
Debts stemming from reconstruction and recovery piling up in disaster-prone Japan
Recovery and reconstruction efforts following major natural disasters take years and large sums of money to complete, and the magnitude 6.7 quake that rocked Hokkaido earlier this month is unlikely to be an exception.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 13, 2018
9/11 survivor finds strength in helping 3/11 victims in Japan
An American survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack in New York who reached out to the Tohoku region following the triple disaster in 2011 has for years fostered a unique bond with its people, finding the connection mutually beneficial in coping with the traumatic events.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Aug 27, 2018
University student cycles from Aichi to Miyagi to spread messages of hope from disaster victims
Kenshi Yamamoto, a 20-year-old university student from Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, made a 1,746 kilometer round-trip bicycle journey earlier this month to Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, to challenge post-disaster media coverage that he believes focuses excessively on depressing news.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2018
Japanese government aims to have all evacuees in Miyagi and Iwate secure new homes by 2021
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that by March 2021 the government will aim to complete the building and securing of houses for those forced to evacuate due to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in two of the three hardest-hit prefectures in Tohoku.
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2018
Fukushima 'ambassadors' visit Taiwan school to offer thanks for 3/11 aid
Three students from Fukushima Prefecture visited a junior high school in Taipei to offer thanks for Taiwan's reconstruction support after the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2018
Tepco to check for faults under site of new atomic plant eyed in Aomori
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. will start a geological survey by next April for a new nuclear power plant in Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2018
Quartet performs in Vienna with violins crafted from 3/11 tsunami debris
A string quartet performed at Minoriten Church in Vienna on Saturday with instruments made from debris from the March 2011 quake and tsunami that devastated parts of the Tohoku region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2018
Emperor and Empress attend last national tree-planting event during visit to Tohoku
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended an annual national tree-planting festival, the last such event for the couple, in the tsunami-hit city of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 9, 2018
Municipality in Miyagi Prefecture to appeal ruling over students' tsunami deaths
The municipal assembly of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, decided Tuesday to appeal a high court ruling that ordered local authorities to pay around ¥1.4 billion in damages to the families of elementary school students killed by the March 2011 tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2018
Fukushima residents fight state plan to build roads with radiation-tainted soil
Starting with trials in the city of Nihonmatsu in May, the Environment Ministry plans to use radiation-tainted soil to build roads in Fukushima Prefecture — but residents are not so enthusiastic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Apr 15, 2018
Doubts cloud Minamisoma robotics project as Fukushima attempts to revive tsunami-hit city
A coastal area in Fukushima Prefecture's Minamisoma, which seven years ago was overtaken by tsunami debris, is set to be resurrected as a major robotics research site.

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