Virus-related closure at Fukushima school brings forth blooms

National May 6, 2020

Virus-related closure at Fukushima school brings forth blooms

Teachers and other staff at a Fukushima Prefecture junior high school temporarily closed by the coronavirus pandemic got a surprise when they noticed a sports field that is normally bustling with students has become carpeted with pink flowers. "I have never seen the schoolyard covered ...

Fukushima fish market in former no-go zone reopens in Namie

National Apr 10, 2020

Fukushima fish market in former no-go zone reopens in Namie

A fish market in the Pacific coastal town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, has reopened for the first time since it was devastated by the massive tsunami and nuclear disaster in March 2011. The Ukedo regional wholesale market, which reopened Wednesday, was the first market to ...

Virus fears halt public display of Olympic flame in Fukushima

Olympics Apr 7, 2020

Virus fears halt public display of Olympic flame in Fukushima

The public exhibition of the Olympic flame in Fukushima Prefecture will be suspended after Wednesday due to escalating concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan, the Tokyo Games organizing committee said Tuesday. The flame was put on display last Thursday following the ...