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FUKUSHIMA 3

Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2023
Evacuation order lifted for part of Fukushima town
The move expanded the habitable area of Tomioka to about 93% of its total area, up from about 88% following the lifting of some evacuation orders in 2017.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2023
South Korea's Yoon vows to seek public consent for Fukushima water release
The South Korean president had said previously that he believes his predecessor Moon Jae-in "had avoided efforts to understand," preventing the public from becoming aware of Japan"s plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2023
Fukushima aiming to woo tourists with promise of snow
Officials hope winter holidays will become popular as they market the region"s snow resorts and try to shed the stigma that lingers more than a decade after the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Mar 27, 2023
Support for new Fukushima Prefecture residents key to tackling depopulation
The number of people moving to the area is on the rise, but with some new arrivals then moving away again, the prefecture is faced with a growing issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 22, 2023
Japan to lift evacuation orders in two Fukushima towns next week
Evacuation orders will be lifted in parts of Namie at 10 a.m. on March 31 and neighboring Tomioka at 9 a.m. on April 1.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2023
Hot springs block Japan's geothermal potential
Geothermal is a renewable resource that harnesses heat from deep below the Earth"s crust — a seemingly attractive option for energy resource-poor Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2023
UFO sightings put rural Japanese community on the intergalactic map
Residents of Iinomachi believe they live in a UFO hot spot and speak of repeated appearances of unknown luminous flying objects.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2023
South Korea seeks scientific analysis before Fukushima water release
Some of Japan"s other neighbors, such as China and Taiwan, have also expressed opposition to Tokyo"s decision.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Mar 13, 2023
Miyagi to start use of smartphone app to aid nuclear accident evacuation
The app is aimed at speeding up evacuation by enabling residents to skip the process of having to go to evacuee reception stations to be allocated to shelters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 13, 2023
Rice into low-carbon plastic: bringing hope to a struggling Fukushima town
A toasted rice aroma hangs around the factory line, where rice is combined with small plastic beads, heated and kneaded before being extruded in thin rods.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2023
Japan marks 12 years since quake and tsunami prompted Fukushima crisis
Recovery from the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resultant tsunami has progressed, but some 31,000 people remain displaced as of November 2022.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2023
Japan to lift evacuation order for part of another Fukushima town
The order will be removed at 9 a.m. on April 1 in an area designated as a reconstruction base, as agreed mainly between the central and Tomioka municipal governments.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Longform
Mar 11, 2023
Abandoned after 3/11, Fukushima starts attracting new residents
People are moving to areas near the crippled nuclear power plant in the prefecture lured by the promise of subsidies, discount housing and work opportunities. But will these migrants stay?
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 10, 2023
How the 3/11 disasters set in motion an evolution of the U.S.-Japan alliance
The March 11, 2011, tragedy prompted a broad and important shift for the Self-Defense Forces and the country’s military alliance with the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2023
Twelve years after 3/11, dispute grows over Fukushima’s radioactive soil
The central government has pledged to — and is legally obliged to — move all of the soil out of Fukushima Prefecture by 2045.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2023
Nuclear power revival reaches Japan, home of the last meltdown
Faced with rising heating bills this winter after a sweltering summer spent worrying about blackouts, more people are now reappraising the benefits of cheaper and more stable energy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2023
In the shadow of the Fukushima disaster, an unusual experiment in rewilding
Wild animals have been thriving and expanding their habitat around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant since 2011, giving researchers a glimpse of nature’s resilience to radiation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 26, 2023
'Lucky tiger': Fukushima fishing industry pins hopes on blowfish
Tiger blowfish have brought local fisheries a lifeline through robust catches in recent months.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2023
Japan plans to seek G7 endorsement on discharge of Fukushima treated water
The move reflects a government effort to emphasize the safety of the treated water, which contains low-level concentrations of tritium, while fishing communities oppose the plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Feb 20, 2023
Taking lead in solar generation, Fukushima looks to era of panel disposal
Experts point out that a lack of proper recycling or disposal systems could lead to the abandonment and illegal dumping of solar panels.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves