NEWSWORTHY

Jun 25, 2018

Wind-power system off Fukushima performs poorly: sources

Japan's largest offshore wind-power generation facility, located off Fukushima Prefecture, hardly ever reaches its output capacity of 7,000 kilowatts, sources have said. The turbine operates in an experimental offshore power-generation project run by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry that was launched in fiscal ...

Fukushima students to show gratitude for support at World Cup

Jun 17, 2018

Fukushima students to show gratitude for support at World Cup

Hirokazu Tsunoda organized a tour that will bring three Fukushima Prefecture junior high school students to watch a World Cup soccer match. Their aim is to show gratitude for the worldwide support toward the reconstruction effort provided to the Tohoku region hit hard by the ...

Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

Jun 9, 2018

Emperor and Empress meet with nuclear evacuees in Fukushima

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met evacuees from the March 2011 tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster on Saturday as they began a three-day visit to Fukushima that was expected to be their last to the region before his abdication next year. The Imperial Couple visited a housing ...

Fukushima tells world radiation is down, exports up after nuclear crisis

May 31, 2018

Fukushima tells world radiation is down, exports up after nuclear crisis

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori on Wednesday told the international community that the nuclear-crisis-hit prefecture is mostly decontaminated and that its food exports are picking up. "Our consistent efforts over the seven years have borne fruit and recovery is underway," Uchibori said at a news conference ...