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Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2023
South Korea delegation to visit Fukushima nuclear plant next week
The delegation will visit the disaster-hit plant to assess the safety of Japan's planned release of treated radioactive water into the sea, the South Korean government said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 18, 2023
Fukushima seafood businesses adapt as release of treated water looms
By around this summer, the government and plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings plan to release water with trace amounts of tritium into the sea off Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2023
South Korean team to visit Japan for four days over Fukushima water
The South Korean side said it actively and sincerely engaged in the talks to realize the inspection team's prompt visit, while the Japanese side described the talks as a 'briefing session.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 12, 2023
IAEA says public trust key to projects using radioactive soil from Fukushima
A delegation toured the Nagadoro district in the village of Iitate, Fukushima, where a pilot project is ongoing to demonstrate the safety of soil covered by non-contaminated topsoil.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2023
Tepco's treated water release operation plan formally approved
The plan includes standards for the levels of radioactive materials contained in the water when it is released.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2023
Japan to reassure South Korean experts on safety of Fukushima water release
Radioactive water has accumulated at the Fukushima No. 1 plant on the Pacific coast amid ongoing cleanup efforts, following the nuclear disaster in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2023
California artist draws mural for tsunami-hit city in Japan
While making the mural, the artist decided to create an identical one to send to Rikuzentakata, in Iwate Prefecture, in a bid to further strengthen ties.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2023
Nuclear disaster evacuation order lifted in part of Fukushima's Iitate
With the latest development, all districts designated as reconstruction bases in six Fukushima municipalities have now exited the nuclear disaster evacuation order.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 30, 2023
Workers needed for Japan's tsunami-hit farmland
One-third of disaster-afflicted farmers have quit agriculture. The pace of leaving the business is faster than what was expected before the disasters.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2023
Disasters can be deadly, but the aftermaths can be deadlier
Largely forgotten, more people died in the days, weeks and months after the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes due to illness and depression than in the quakes themselves.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2023
Video probe shows internal damage to Fukushima reactor
The video illustrated the daunting task ahead to decommission the plant after it was hit by a huge tsunami triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2023
Evacuation order lifted for part of Fukushima town
The move expanded the habitable area of Tomioka to about 93% of its total area, up from about 88% following the lifting of some evacuation orders in 2017.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2023
Fukushima aiming to woo tourists with promise of snow
Officials hope winter holidays will become popular as they market the region's snow resorts and try to shed the stigma that lingers more than a decade after the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Mar 27, 2023
Support for new Fukushima Prefecture residents key to tackling depopulation
The number of people moving to the area is on the rise, but with some new arrivals then moving away again, the prefecture is faced with a growing issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 22, 2023
Japan to lift evacuation orders in two Fukushima towns next week
Evacuation orders will be lifted in parts of Namie at 10 a.m. on March 31 and neighboring Tomioka at 9 a.m. on April 1.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Mar 13, 2023
Miyagi to start use of smartphone app to aid nuclear accident evacuation
The app is aimed at speeding up evacuation by enabling residents to skip the process of having to go to evacuee reception stations to be allocated to shelters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 13, 2023
Rice into low-carbon plastic: bringing hope to a struggling Fukushima town
A toasted rice aroma hangs around the factory line, where rice is combined with small plastic beads, heated and kneaded before being extruded in thin rods.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2023
Japan marks 12 years since quake and tsunami prompted Fukushima crisis
Recovery from the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resultant tsunami has progressed, but some 31,000 people remain displaced as of November 2022.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2023
Japan to lift evacuation order for part of another Fukushima town
The order will be removed at 9 a.m. on April 1 in an area designated as a reconstruction base, as agreed mainly between the central and Tomioka municipal governments.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Longform
Mar 11, 2023
Abandoned after 3/11, Fukushima starts attracting new residents
People are moving to areas near the crippled nuclear power plant in the prefecture lured by the promise of subsidies, discount housing and work opportunities. But will these migrants stay?

Longform

Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores