City of Iwaki ready to cheer on Samoa at Rugby World Cup

Rugby Aug 18, 2019

City of Iwaki ready to cheer on Samoa at Rugby World Cup

There is a welcoming mood present in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, a city throwing its support behind Samoa, one of the countries that will play against Japan in the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Although the two may seem unrelated, relations between the Pacific island nation and ...

Organizers to build recovery monuments for disaster-hit areas

Olympics Jul 17, 2019

Organizers to build recovery monuments for disaster-hit areas

The Tokyo Games organizing committee said Wednesday it will oversee construction of three Olympic monuments made out of materials recycled from temporary housing provided in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Tokyo 2020 Recovery Monument project is the latest effort ...

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

Olympics Mar 12, 2019

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

The Japan leg of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start at a the J-Village soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that is considered a symbol of the country's reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said ...

National Jul 28, 2018

Fukushima 'ambassadors' visit Taiwan school to offer thanks for 3/11 aid

Three students from Fukushima Prefecture visited a junior high school in Taipei to offer thanks for Taiwan's reconstruction support after the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. The three junior high and high school students, acting as "reconstruction ambassadors," called on the Taiwanese students ...

FAO chief pitches safety of Fukushima foods in tasting event

National May 10, 2017

FAO chief pitches safety of Fukushima foods in tasting event

The head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday the safety of food produced in Fukushima is "assured," despite the import bans still imposed by some countries in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster. "At the moment, we don't see any reason ...

Soccer / J. League Mar 9, 2017

JFA reveals plan to help rebuild Fukushima Prefecture

The Japan Football Association on Thursday adopted an action plan that focuses on helping Fukushima Prefecture continue its recovery from the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. The prefecture is home to the J-Village soccer training center, which has been used as the forward ...