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EVACUATION

JAPAN
Apr 27, 2014
Kawauchi residents OK'd for overnight stays in hot zone
The 276 villagers in Kawauchi finally get permission to stay overnight at their homes in the hot zone around the Fukushima No. 1 plant, but just 40 come back.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2014
Firms find ways to tap power of interactive TV
The use of television for purposes other than broadcasting, such as checking on the well-being of seniors living alone, is increasing in Japan.
JAPAN
Apr 17, 2014
Dose study kept from returnees
The government sat on a radiation report about flawed dosimeter readings around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant for six months while telling residents it was safe to return.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2014
Futaba school ceremonies restarted
For the first time since the nuclear crisis began, the evacuated town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, like elsewhere around the country, held opening ceremonies for schools and kindergartens on Monday — albeit at a new location in the neighboring city of Iwaki.
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2014
Nuclear emergency evacuation plans lagging in 11 prefectures: survey
Efforts to estimate residential evacuation times for nuclear power plant accidents are behind schedule in several prefectures, a survey finds.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2014
Nuclear refugees split over return to Tamura
Nuclear refugees from part of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, hold their first homecomings in three years amid worries about radiation and job prospects.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2014
Tohoku residents rattled by latest evacuation
Residents of coastal areas in the Tohoku region sought refuge in nearby facilities early Thursday after an earthquake off Chile's northern coast on Tuesday night triggered a tsunami alert.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2014
Radiation-hit village may OK overnight stays
Residents of a hot-zone village in Fukushima may get permission stay at their homes overnight starting April 26, government sources say.
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2014
Suicides tied to 2011 disaster continue, with rate in Fukushima rising
Police linked 37 suicides last year in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures to the March 2011 disaster, up 13 from a year earlier, with the tally rising progressively each year in Fukushima, the National Police Agency said Thursday.
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2014
Many foreigners in Fukushima fled after crisis, news reporting questioned
A nonprofit group says more than two-thirds of the foreign nationals who were living in Fukushima Prefecture when the nuclear crisis started in March 2011 left for their home countries or relocated elsewhere in Japan, at least temporarily.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2014
Fukushima village's young stay away
Two years have passed since Yuko Endo, mayor of the village of Kawauchi, made a widely publicized plea calling on residents to return home after being forced to evacuate because of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2014
Disaster plan to swiftly evacuate socially vulnerable citizens revised
The government's disaster prevention panel Friday revised its basic preparedness plan in hopes of ensuring that the elderly and other vulnerable people can evacuate quickly and smoothly, drawing from lessons from the March 2011 disasters.
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 17, 2013
Despite deluge, no evacuation alert on island
Despite the Meteorological Agency's alerts for an "extraordinary situation" anticipated from powerful Typhoon Wipha, no evacuation advisory was issued on Izu-Oshima, a small island south of Tokyo in the Pacific, where at least 22 people were killed and dozens remain missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2013
Shimane residents urged to evacuate amid heavy rain
Torrential rain damaged railroad lines and left one man missing in Shimane Prefecture on Saturday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to urge residents to evacuate and "take immediate action to protect life."
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2013
Municipalities not issuing non-Japanese disaster guides
Many municipalities across the country don't offer disaster prevention guidebooks or maps in foreign languages and have no plans to do so, according to a recent survey.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2013
Kyoto's cultural treasures at mercy of Fukui reactors
Each spring, thousands of tourists visit the ancient capital of Kyoto to enjoy what, for many, is the quintessential Japanese experience of viewing cherry blossoms in the cradle of the nation's traditional culture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2013
Prefectures dally over nuclear evacuation plans
If a disaster were to occur at one of Japan's 50 nuclear reactors, the most critically needed personnel in the minutes and hours immediately afterward might be bus drivers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 9, 2013
Google, local governments to share evacuation info
Google Japan Inc. has reached an agreement with seven regional governments to work together to provide evacuation information to residents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2013
Nuclear agency updates disaster mitigation rules
The Nuclear Regulation Authority revises its disaster mitigation guidelines compiled in light of the Fukushima crisis by adding criteria for evacuation and other protective actions against radiation exposure.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 18, 2013
Cobra Gold 2013 holds evacuation drill in Thailand for Japanese
As part of this year's Cobra Gold multinational military exercise, a drill to practice the emergency evacuation and transportation of Japanese nationals during humanitarian crises was held Sunday at the beach resort of Pattaya, on Thailand's coast.

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