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Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 11, 2018
Fukushima's fishing industry stuck in slow but steady battle to change public perceptions after 3/11
Since the March 2011 nuclear crisis, fishery workers in Fukushima Prefecture have had the unprecedented and daunting task of convincing consumers that local fish are safe to eat.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 11, 2018
In shadow of nuclear disaster, Fukushima's rice farmers look to rebuild their market
For 36-year-old rice farmer Emi Kato, the first few years after the 2011 core meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant were grueling.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Mar 10, 2018
Fukushima looks to renewable energy sources in the aftermath of nuclear disaster
Locally owned renewable power stations in Fukushima Prefecture are challenging the status quo in their drive toward a nuclear- and fossil-free future
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 10, 2018
Kamaishi mounts a soft-power recovery to revive tsunami-hit community
The city of Kamaishi is quietly combating its population decline with PR, career-advancement and tourism measures designed to revive its tsunami-battered community.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 9, 2018
Radiation monitoring group formed during Fukushima nuclear disaster now a source of global data
Back in 2011, soon after the 3/11 disaster, Safecast was born. Today, the global volunteer-centered citizen science organization is home to the world's largest open data set of radiation measurements.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 9, 2018
Fukushima No. 1 cleanup continues but radioactive water, and rumors, also prove toxic
Seven years have passed since the core meltdowns occurred in March 2011 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which shocked the world and fractured the local community.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 9, 2018
Tohoku tech firm develops fashion niche to withstand disaster
For Akio Sato, whose electronic components company and home were decimated in the massive Tohoku tsunami seven years ago, starting a fashion business that would one day receive an Imperial endorsement was all but impossible to imagine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 8, 2018
Tohoku communities slow to regroup as tsunami-hit cities rebuild on higher ground
Takashi Ito's family-owned book and stationery store is one of the 20 or so shops occupying a new mall that opened last year in Rikuzentakata, a tsunami-ravaged city in Iwate Prefecture once known for the towering pine trees that lined its scenic coast.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 8, 2018
Futaba's nuclear crisis museum will let objects tell the story of 3/11 meltdowns
Takamitsu Yoshino, 57, a former curator at the town's historical museum, collects loads of items like makeshift tables and changing rooms made of cardboard boxes, along with counseling notices and even a volunteer reception sign.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 7, 2018
'Tremorings of Hope': The aftershocks linger in a town devastated by 2011 disaster
After the Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011, dozens of documentary filmmakers headed north to the devastated Tohoku region, specifically the hard-hit coastal areas of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures. One filmmaker, however, had already been filming there...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 1, 2018
Radiation levels in Fukushima zones still above government target despite cleanup: Greenpeace Japan
In the wake of the 2011 nuclear crisis, radiation levels at homes and areas nearby in a Fukushima village remain around three times higher than the government target despite cleanup work having been performed, an environmental group has said.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 28, 2018
Florian Busch, the architect who floated the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium
Japan-based German architect warns that Tokyo risks squandering a historic chance to offer an ambitious, sustainable vision in 2020.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2018
Tsunami-hit Okawa Elementary holds ceremony ahead of closure in March
The elementary school in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, where more than 80 pupils and teachers lost their lives to tsunami on March 11, 2011, held a closing ceremony Saturday ahead of its official closure in March.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2018
WTO backs Japan complaint against South Korea's Fukushima import ban
Tokyo welcomes a World Trade Organization ruling against South Korea's ban on seafood from Fukushima Prefecture but Seoul plans to appeal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2018
Compensation awarded over 102-year-old's suicide amid Fukushima crisis
The man was found to have killed himself a day after learning the government was set to issue an evacuation order for his village.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2018
Japan's national J-Village soccer center in Fukushima to partially reopen in July
The J-Village national soccer training center in Fukushima Prefecture will partially reopen on July 28, more than seven years after the facility was forced to close due to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated parts of the Tohoku region , its operator said Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 7, 2018
Court orders Tepco to pay ¥1.1 billion in extra damages to residents of Fukushima district
A court on Wednesday ordered Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to pay ¥1.1 billion ($10.1 million) in damages to Fukushima residents over nuclear meltdowns triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 31, 2018
Lingering effects of 2011 disaster take toll in fallout-hit Fukushima, experts warn
There are fewer and fewer headlines these days about the catastrophe resulting from the triple core meltdown in March 2011 at Tepco's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. But participants at a recent symposium stressed that the disaster's lingering effects continue to weigh heavily on people and municipalities...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 30, 2018
Taiwan mulls softening of post-2011 import ban on Japanese food products
Taiwan is planning to phase out restrictions imposed on food imports from five Japanese prefectures in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, health authorities have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2018
Japan studies how to support 2011 disaster areas after Reconstruction Agency folds in 2021
The government has started preliminary work on determining how best to support rebuilding efforts in areas of northeastern Japan devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster when the Reconstruction Agency is abolished in March 2021, sources said Tuesday.

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