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Jan 14, 2018
Fukushima dairy farmers look to large-scale 'reconstruction farms' to revive battered industry
Dairy farmers in Fukushima Prefecture plan to build what they call "reconstruction farms" by fiscal 2020 as part of efforts to boost the industry in the areas tainted by the 2011 nuclear disaster.
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Dec 24, 2017
Fukushima farmers looking for authoritative ways to shed nuclear stigma
In light of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the Fukushima Prefectural Government is hoping to find a new, faster and easier way to certify the safety of homegrown rice to ease the burden on local farmers.
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Nov 19, 2017
Fukushima city has tourism plans for treasured Akaiyachi wetland
The city of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, is making plans to lure tourists to its Akaiyachi wetland, a 70-hectare marsh designated as a national natural treasure.
Japan Times
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Oct 15, 2017
Fukushima takes camping to a whole new level of luxury with 'glamping'
"Glamping" — i.e., camping but with the comforts of modern amenities — has been growing in popularity in Fukushima Prefecture as more people look to bring a new level of luxury to the great outdoors.
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Sep 17, 2017
Fukushima University students help with Houston disaster cleanup
Five students at Fukushima University are volunteering in Houston in the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.
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Aug 20, 2017
Fukushima Medical and Ohio State team up on radiotherapy
Fukushima Medical University has launched an international exchange program with Ohio State University that will focus on developing experts in cancer radiation therapy.
Japan Times
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Jul 16, 2017
Date goes whole hog into boar leather business in Fukushima
Wild boar leather is said to breathe well and resist chafing. It is used in Date, Fukushima Prefecture, to make products like babies' first walking shoes because it is soft and fits well.
Japan Times
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Jun 18, 2017
For Fukushima returnees, security a growing concern in deserted towns
It's like a dream to once again be able to live in my "home, sweet home."
Japan Times
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May 14, 2017
Fukushima firm's 'fairy feather' silk gets Hermes' attention
The world's thinnest yarn-dyed silk fabric will soon find its way into Hermes' globally renowned scarves.
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Apr 16, 2017
Fukushima firm plants seeds of revitalization in bid to rebuild Lake Fujinuma area
Aiming to return the area around Lake Fujinuma in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, to its former glory in the aftermath of the March 2011 disasters, a group of local citizens has launched a company to try to turn the area into a top spot for hydrangea hunters.
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Mar 19, 2017
Fukushima fishermen fight release of tainted water as tritium standoff continues
On Feb. 25, against a clear sky, fishing boats bearing colorful banners used to signal a rich haul returned to their home port of Ukedo in the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture. Cheers erupted as the boats, which had taken refuge in Minamisoma in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear crisis, made their way home for the first time in six years.
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Feb 19, 2017
Fukushima peach exports recover in Southeast Asia, sparking hope for other produce
Fukushima peaches are making inroads into Southeast Asian markets in what prefectural officials see as a model case of recovery in its farm produce.
Japan Times
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Jan 15, 2017
Fukushima to play direct role in pitching its produce in Tokyo-area supermarkets
To fight harmful rumors about Fukushima farm produce and to revive sales, the prefectural government plans to set up permanent sales spaces for susceptible products in major supermarkets in the Tokyo metropolitan area this summer.
Japan Times
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Dec 18, 2016
Namie's high recovery hopes haunted by dwindling coffers, fears of losing vital state dole
A robot testing facility, a robotics research center, a base for renewable energy and a memorial park — these are some of the plans the irradiated town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, has in mind for rebuilding after the triple reactor meltdown at the nearby Fukushima No. 1 power plant in March 2011.
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Nov 20, 2016
Fukushima mounts winter tourism offensive to draw foreign tourists to its snowy charms
A project will kick off in Fukushima Prefecture this winter to lure more foreign tourists to its snowy hills and mountains to help revitalize depopulated regions.
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Oct 16, 2016
Fukushima apples to be used during World Cocktail Championships in bid to repair tarnished reputation
More than five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, efforts by local farmers to regain consumer trust in their produce are finally paying off, with apples grown in the city of Fukushima chosen to be used in the annual World Cocktail Championships, which kicks off on Tuesday in Tokyo.
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Sep 18, 2016
Fukushima unveils grand plan for alternative energy transmission line networks
A public-private sector consortium tasked with promoting alternative energy in Fukushima Prefecture will start building new power transmission networks next fiscal year.
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Aug 14, 2016
Fukushima tourism making strong progress on recovery
Tourism in Fukushima Prefecture approached a milestone in fiscal 2015 after recovering to nearly 90 percent of where it was before the nuclear disaster unfolded in March 2011, the prefectural government said in a recent tourism report.
Japan Times
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Jul 17, 2016
Retailer hopes to lift returning firms in Namie by tapping pipeline to Qvevri-made Georgian wine
Matsubaya, a retail and wholesale firm from the town of Namie near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, is trying to revitalize businesses that were based in the district, using Georgian wine.
Japan Times
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Jun 19, 2016
Fukushima rice set to make first EU foray with debut in Britain
Fukushima-harvested rice will hit the stores in Britain in July, which might make it the first member of the EU to import the grain, following a sustained effort by a group of Fukushima natives in London fighting rumors about the safety of the crop.

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