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Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2021
City in Fukushima uses lessons learned from tsunami to boost COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Soma's nimble, homegrown approach eschews the reservation systems and fragmented efforts common across Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
May 22, 2021
Media fails to agree on Fukushima water discharge
The general public is unable to comprehend the mixed messages it's hearing from the nation's leading news outlets.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2021
Fukushima flower growers hope to make Tokyo Olympics bloom
The town of Namie is hoping to shake off its image as a place forever linked to disaster.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 8, 2021
Photographer Takeshi Yamagishi chronicles Tokyo amid the pandemic and post-disaster Tohoku
The work of Takeshi Yamagishi focuses on the clash between humanity and nature, a relationship he hopes to record for posterity with his camera.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2021
Japan feared U.S. military would take control of Fukushima response in 2011
The U.S. military's move to form a joint support force led by the commander of the Pacific Fleet in the wake of the disaster triggered anxiety, accounts show.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 25, 2021
Fukushima water discharge plan sets a dangerous precedent
Allowing the release to proceed unilaterally without genuine international consultation would set a dangerous precedent and further damage the international rules-based agreement system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Apr 19, 2021
Echoes of Fukushima discrimination felt amid coronavirus pandemic
The 2011 nuclear disaster may have created a rift in society, but a similar divide has been seen in the coronavirus pandemic, raising the question of whether a similar mindset is at play.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 16, 2021
Japan to compile action plan for Fukushima water discharge this year
Those taking part affirmed their ministries and agencies will work together in monitoring radioactive materials in the treated water and foster international understanding of the discharge.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2021
China will assess food safety threats posed by Fukushima water release
China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that China shares a common stance with South Korea opposing Japan's action.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2021
IAEA to oversee release of contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear plant
The agency will play a central and 'permanent' role in monitoring the discharge operation, its Director General Rafael Grossi said in an interview Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2021
Government OKs discharge of Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea
Any release of treated water into the Pacific will be done in small quantities each time and carried out over a period of about 30 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2021
Suga says time ripe to decide fate of treated Fukushima No.1 water
The prime minister is likely to call a Cabinet meeting on the fate of the water next Tuesday, local reports say, after meeting with national fisheries association chief.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2021
New multilingual website on Fukushima aims to assuage 3/11 fears
A new multilingual website has been launched by the government with the aim of assuaging concerns about Fukushima Prefecture, the area most affected by the 2011 nuclear accident, the world's worst since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 27, 2021
Dissecting payouts for decontamination work in Fukushima
Fukushima residents have been paid for their role in decontamination work in the prefecture since the 2011 accident.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Mar 23, 2021
Japan needs a stronger crisis review system
Involving think tanks and holding 10-year evaluations, the country will be better equipped to face disasters and pandemics in the future.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Mar 19, 2021
Support for Fukushima evacuees is essential, but help isn't always there
About 36,000 people are still unable to return, and many of them are worried about their bleak prospects, including dying alone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2021
A slow return to agriculture in Fukushima’s evacuated areas
Ten years on from the triple disaster of 2011, farming in the region is tentatively getting back on its feet. But can this growth be sustained?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Mar 12, 2021
Despite government help, business realities limit 3/11 recovery
Even with subsidies, many Tohoku firms have struggled to restructure debt and adapt their operations in the wake of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 11, 2021
A decade on, Japan remembers those lost in deadly quake and tsunami
Residents in the severely affected prefectures of Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi observed a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m., exactly a decade after the huge quake struck.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2021
Suga and Biden hail post-3/11 relief operation as sign of special Japan-U.S. bond
'We must not forget that, even after 10 years, many of those affected continue to struggle in the wake of the disaster,' the leaders said in a joint statement.

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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