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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jul 25, 2022
After 10 years, 'Toyota-ism' takes root in Tohoku as force for reconstruction
Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda has said, “There will be no recovery of Japan without the recovery of the Tohoku region.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2022
Japan's nuclear regulator approves treated Fukushima water release plan
The plan includes building an undersea tunnel to release water containing radioactive tritium from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2022
No direct health effects seen from Fukushima nuclear crisis, ex-U.N. panel chair says
The conclusion of the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation is 'unlikely to change significantly in the foreseeable future,' Gillian Hirth said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 17, 2022
Young people bring new energy to Fukushima Prefecture town
With Futaba having seen an exodus of its residents, estimated at around 7,000 before the March 2011 disasters, a group of people from elsewhere are striving to help rebuild fortunes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2022
Fukushima beach in former evacuation zone reopens after 11 years
The beach became the first swimming beach to reopen in areas once covered by evacuation orders issued after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2022
Former executives ordered to pay Tepco ¥13 trillion over Fukushima disaster
Presiding Judge Yoshihide Asakura said the possibility of a major tsunami-related accident could have been avoided if measures to prevent flooding had been taken.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2022
11 years on, evacuation order lifted for part of 'difficult-to-return' Fukushima town
The removal of the evacuation order was the first for a difficult-to-return zone in the municipalities that host Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2022
Disaster-hit Tohoku residents unimpressed by 'recovery Olympics,' survey shows
Asked their opinion about the best thing from the Olympics, 39.6% of respondents to the government survey selected 'nothing in particular.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jun 20, 2022
Improving the quality of life at Japan's disaster evacuation shelters
Sleeping in crowded conditions on the floor can cause a range of health issues such as insomnia, high blood pressure and disuse syndrome.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 17, 2022
Japan's top court rules state not liable for Fukushima disaster
Around 30 lawsuits have been filed across Japan by people who had to evacuate from their home or whose lives were greatly impacted by the earthquake — and tsunami-triggered disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 3, 2022
Government OKs reopening of Fukushima village section to residents in June
A 0.95 square kilometer part of Katsurao, located near the defunct Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, will have its restrictions lifted.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Apr 11, 2022
Hand-made stuffed bear a reminder of hometown lost to Fukushima disaster
Fans of the stuffed bear grew gradually, and collaborations with a major cosmetics company and an airline operator for led to the production of featured bears.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2022
Government to phase out insurance fee exemption for Fukushima evacuees
The phase-out affects evacuees who are now able to return or have already returned to the areas of their former residency following the lifting of evacuation orders.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2022
Nuclear power’s growing fan base in Japan faces a reality check
A web of red-tape governing nuclear reactors born from the Fukushima nuclear disaster 11 years ago means that the resumption of operations can't speed up, no matter the political pressure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Apr 4, 2022
Japanese town hit by 2011 quake making evacuation plan for vulnerable residents
A particularly urgent issue is for municipalities to come up with ways to support severely ill people undergoing treatment at home who use respirators and other medical devices.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 17, 2022
Japan’s latest quake evokes memories of 3/11. Was it an aftershock?
The 7.4 magnitude quake that hit Tohoku shook a region that's still recovering from the devastation of the March 2011 disaster. Experts are split on whether the quakes are closely linked.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2022
For residents of northeastern Japan, a painful reminder of a mega-quake
For many Tohoku residents, the scramble to evacuate to higher ground following Wednesday's magnitude 7.4 earthquake was all too familiar.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2022
As Fukushima memory fades, Japan's nuclear power proponents hope for reset
The growing calls from business leaders and lawmakers come amid persistent public opposition to nuclear power, muddying the outlook for energy policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2022
Japan marks 11th anniversary of 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster
Infrastructure in the hard-hit areas has largely been rebuilt, but some 38,000 people remain displaced.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2022
The Sendai school that saved hundreds from the black waters of the tsunami
Eleven years on from the horrors of March 11, 2011, former residents of Arahama are hoping to keep memories of the day alive.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on