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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2018
Tohoku struggling to get piece of Japan's tourism boom
Japan may be experiencing a swell of foreign tourists, but not all areas of the country are reaping the rewards.
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2018
South Korea appeals WTO ruling against import ban on Japanese seafood
South Korea has appealed a World Trade Organization ruling against its restrictions on the import of seafood from eight Japanese prefectures following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2018
Japan pushes renewables, keeps nuclear in energy plan through 2050
Renewable energy development will accelerate and Japan will keep its current policy of lowering its dependence on nuclear power as it aims for a low-carbon society, a government panel report on the energy plan through 2050 showed Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2018
Loading of fuel assemblies begins at Oi plant's No. 4 reactor
Kansai Electric Power Co. has started work to load nuclear fuel into reactor 4 at its Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2018
Sanriku Railway approaches major turning point on railroad to recovery
A railway line in Iwate Prefecture will reach a crucial turning point next year, returning to service after sustaining heavy damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2018
Seven years on, radioactive water at Fukushima plant still flowing into ocean, study finds
More than seven years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, radioactive water is continuing to flow into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled No. 1 plant at a rate of around 2 billion becquerels a day, a study has found.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Mar 28, 2018
From Tohoku to Tokyo, Acchi Cocchi NPO offers healing through art
Acchi Cocchi brings music, dance and the visual arts into everyday life in Tohoku and the greater Tokyo area.
JAPAN
Mar 27, 2018
Russia lifts ban on Japan seafood adopted after Fukushima crisis
Russia has lifted its ban on Japanese seafood imports adopted in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2018
U.N. hears how the Fukushima disaster is transforming Japanese students into agents of change
For a dozen students from Futaba Future High School in Fukushima Prefecture, a recent visit to the United Nations was a chance to share their plans to improve the lives of others by drawing from their catastrophic earthquake and tsunami experiences as a source of strength.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 20, 2018
U.S. plaintiffs involved in Fukushima disaster relief seek $1 billion in damages over nuclear meltdowns
About 200 U.S. residents have filed a lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and a U.S. firm, seeking at least $1 billion (about ¥106 billion) to cover medical expenses related to radiation exposure suffered during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the utility has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2018
Saga District Court rejects bid to suspend restart of nuclear reactors at Genkai plant
The plaintiffs had questioned the plant's safety standards and cited the risk of a volcanic eruption in the region.
EDITORIALS
Mar 18, 2018
Time to rethink the nation's post-3/11 energy policy
even years on, the government should revisit the lessons of the Tepco plant accident and reconsider whether it should continue to promote nuclear power despite the increased social and economic costs,
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 18, 2018
Dialects at risk of extinction in Tohoku's disaster zones
In the wake of the March 2011 disasters, encouraging phrases in various dialects gave residents of tsunami-devastated Tohoku a much-needed psychological lift, but those same dialects are battling to survive amid the exodus of young people from the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2018
Violin made from 3/11 tsunami debris leads Australian concert
A violin made almost entirely from debris from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeast Japan in 2011 was the centerpiece of a commemorative concert Friday in Melbourne.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 16, 2018
Government and Tepco again ordered to pay damages to Fukushima evacuees
Following a similar ruling on Thursday, a court on Friday again ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to pay damages to residents who fled Fukushima due to the nuclear meltdowns at a power plant in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2018
Third ruling orders government and Tepco to pay damages to Fukushima disaster evacuees
The Kyoto District Court on Thursday ordered the state and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to pay damages to evacuees over the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2018
Residents volunteer to preserve monuments to disaster
Yuichi Yonezawa believes he owes his life to the three-story building that used to house his company in the tsunami-damaged city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2018
28% of municipal government buildings still at risk from earthquakes: survey
Nearly 30 percent of the nation's municipalities had not completed seismic reinforcement work on their main buildings as of the end of 2017, a survey by the internal affairs ministry shows.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2018
Japan marks seventh anniversary of 3/11 with moment of silence
Japan observes a moment of silence to mark the seventh anniversary of the 2011 mega-quake and tsunami that left about 18,000 people dead or missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2018
On anniversary, 3/11 survivors pay tribute to lost kin
People in Fukushima and other areas damaged by the 2011 mega-quake, tsunami and nuclear crisis pay tribute to lost loved ones by renew their determination to get their own lives back on track.

Longform

The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan