Gaffe-prone minister Imamura bows out over Tohoku remark

/ Apr 25, 2017

Gaffe-prone minister Imamura bows out over Tohoku remark

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Masahiro Imamura, minister in charge of reconstruction of the disaster-hit Tohoku region, resigned Wednesday in the wake of controversial comments about the disaster. Imamura submitted a letter of resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday morning. Masayoshi Yoshino, a former senior vice environment minister and native ...

IAEA chief urges global support for decommissioning Fukushima plant

Apr 12, 2017

IAEA chief urges global support for decommissioning Fukushima plant

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano has called for international cooperation in the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex. "It is important to gather as much knowledge as possible from around the world and engage in the (decommissioning) with the cooperation ...

Naraha sees three schools return from nuclear exile in Fukushima

Apr 6, 2017

Naraha sees three schools return from nuclear exile in Fukushima

Two elementary schools and a junior high school returned to their hometown in Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday six years after being forced to flee radiation spewed by the March 2011 nuclear disaster. Around 90 students attended the joint opening ceremony at the new building housing ...