Tag - fukushima-prefecture



Japan Times
May 30, 2022
Rebuilding a community starting from scratch
Moved by visits to the area, a pair of students wants visitors to know there is more to the town of Futaba, Fukushima Pref., than disaster.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 19, 2021
Fukushima farmers bet on French chefs' prestige
A recent tour of Fukushima Prefecture farms by two top Japan-based French chefs has raised hopes that they will help the prefecture find new markets for its agricultural produce.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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 Tuesday.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2018
Japan's first drone document delivery operation launched in Fukushima amid labor shortage
Japan Post Co. on Wednesday began transporting documents by drone in Fukushima Prefecture, the first operation of its kind in Japan, following easing of regulations to cope with labor shortages in the transport industry.
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JAPAN / Politics
Oct 29, 2018
Gov. Masao Uchibori beats three rivals to secure re-election in Fukushima
Incumbent Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori secured another four-year term in a gubernatorial election Sunday, beating three challengers.
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.
JAPAN / Politics
May 6, 2018
Japan to emphasize maximum pressure, Indo-Pacific strategy at eighth summit with Pacific island nations
Japan will take steps to beef up collaboration with Pacific island nations at a summit next week to promote the Indo-Pacific strategy advocated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
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.
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.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2016
Fukushima eyed for baseball, softball games in 2020 Olympics
Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers on Wednesday gave the green light for disaster-affected Fukushima Prefecture to host baseball and softball games.
Sep 9, 2016
Iwaki mayor makes formal request for city to host baseball, softball games during 2020 Olympics
Iwaki Mayor Toshio Shimizu on Friday presented a request to 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizers, seeking to host a baseball game and a softball game in the city in Fukushima Prefecture.
Sep 9, 2016
Fund started to help Fukushima thyroid cancer patients cover expenses
The 3/11 Children's Fund for Thyroid Cancer will start accepting donations from Sept. 20, aiming to raise at least u00a520 million.
Japan Times
Oct 28, 2015
Machu Picchu inks friendship pact with Fukushima village of Otama
Machu Picchu, a World Heritage site in Peru, has been paired with Otama, a village in Fukushima Prefecture, in the first instance of the Inca citadel signing such an agreement.
Sep 14, 2015
Let's discuss the lifting of evacuation orders in Fukushima
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Japan Times
Apr 18, 2015
'At Kasetsu' and the poetry of everyday life in temporary housing
Four years have passed since the evacuees displaced by the Fukushima nuclear disaster moved into kasetsu (temporary housing). Many are unable to return home as their houses are still contaminated.
Japan Times
Mar 1, 2015
Four years on, Tohoku towns still waiting for schools, homes, answers
While cooped-up kids need places to play, exhausted residents could do with support from more teachers and caregivers.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 20, 2014
Earthquake strikes off Fukushima Prefecture; no tsunami warning issued
An earthquake with an intensity of 4 on the Japanese scale to 7 rattled the Hamadori area of eastern Fukushima Prefecture at 6:31 p.m. Saturday, the Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
Dec 13, 2014
On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan