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 ...

Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony

Olympics Apr 1, 2020

Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony

Tokyo 2020 organizers left the Olympic flame in the hands of Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday, where it will be on display in a lantern for the next month after the games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak. The handover took place ...

People in disaster-hit Tohoku pin hopes on rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

National Mar 27, 2020

People in disaster-hit Tohoku pin hopes on rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

People in the Tohoku region devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami expressed hopes Wednesday that a rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will showcase to the world next year their progress toward reconstruction. The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that the 2020 Tokyo Games would be ...