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FUTABA

A young man (Ayumu Nakajima) argues over trivial matters with his love interest in “This Hamburger Has No Pickles.”
CULTURE / Film
Feb 17, 2024
‘This Hamburger Has No Pickles’: A hefty helping of awkward heart-to-hearts
Satoshi Kimura’s rambling rom-com offers a peek into the lives of entangled adults struggling to communicate with each other.
Yasutoshi Nishimura
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2023
Minister vows to counter misinformation over Fukushima water release
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings started to release the treated water on Aug. 24.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2022
Evacuation order finally lifted for Fukushima nuclear plant town
Although residents are now allowed to return home to Futaba, over 80% of the municipality, by acreage, remains designated as 'difficult-to-return' zones.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2022
Police box reopens in Fukushima nuclear plant town after 11-year closure
The residential police box, located approximately 3 kilometers northwest of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, will house one officer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 27, 2022
Fukushima town ready to lift evacuation order but only 10% of residents wish to return
The area where the order will be lifted has been used for decontamination work to reduce radiation levels, as well as infrastructure development.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 17, 2022
Young people bring new energy to Fukushima Prefecture town
With Futaba having seen an exodus of its residents, estimated at around 7,000 before the March 2011 disasters, a group of people from elsewhere are striving to help rebuild fortunes.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
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
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2022
Crisis-hit Fukushima town finally allows residents to stay overnight
At the end of last year, 3,613 people had certificates of residence in the designated areas, but many have already demolished their houses.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2020
Olympic torch relay faces cool welcome from nuclear evacuees in Fukushima No. 1 town
Dressed in protective plastic coveralls and white boots, Yuji Onuma stood in front of the row of derelict buildings that included his house, and sighed as he surveyed his old neighborhood.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Dec 28, 2018
New Year's Eve in Hiroshima: A silent night, a crowded morning
I can't quite believe we're doing this. It's dark and freezing outside, and we only went to bed three hours ago. Yet here we are, walking streets so quiet you can hear the mice snore. It's New Year's Eve, but there's not a carouser in sight. Here, as in most of Japan, in the darkness beyond the big city glow, tonight is a time for reflection and tradition.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 13, 2018
Town that hosts disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant aims to allow daytime access to special zone in 2020
One of the municipalities that hosts the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is considering lifting restrictions on daytime access in spring 2020 to an area being rebuilt in the town center, sources close to the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Nov 10, 2018
Futaba Ito, Meichi Narasaki win bouldering gold for Japan
Sixteen-year-old Futaba Ito won the women's bouldering final at the Asian sport climbing championships on Friday, finishing ahead of compatriot Nanako Kura.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Aug 25, 2018
Japan sport climbers in hunt for men's, women's titles
Tomoa Narasaki topped the qualifications of sport climbing combined at the Asian Games for the second straight day on Saturday, as all Japanese climbers qualified for the following day's final.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Aug 24, 2018
Tomoa Narasaki tops field on second day of sport climbing
Tomoa Narasaki pulled off a nearly flawless showing Friday in bouldering qualification for sport climbing's men's combined event at the Asian Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 8, 2018
Futaba's nuclear crisis museum will let objects tell the story of 3/11 meltdowns
Takamitsu Yoshino, 57, a former curator at the town's historical museum, collects loads of items like makeshift tables and changing rooms made of cardboard boxes, along with counseling notices and even a volunteer reception sign.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Feb 17, 2018
Media reports de-romanticize the cleanup work on the Fukushima nuclear power plant
Most of the reliable reporting about the clean-up of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant since it suffered three meltdowns in March 2011 has been from on-site workers. Even when articles appear in major media outlets about the situation at the crippled reactor, it's usually presented through the anonymous or pseudonymous firsthand experiences of the men on the front lines.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 11, 2017
Fire crews finally extinguish Fukushima blaze in no-go zone as officials battle radiation rumors
A wildfire near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has finally been extinguished after a 12-day battle waged by firefighters and Self-Defense Force troops in special protective gear left 75 hectares of tainted forest scorched, and local officials scrambling to quash radiation rumors.
JAPAN
May 27, 2015
Tepco says all radioactive water in Fukushima No. 1 tanks filtered
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant said Wednesday it had finished filtering 620,000 tons of extremely toxic water stored in tanks on the premises of the complex to lower its radiation level.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11 STILL BEING FELT
Mar 11, 2015
Fukushima No. 1's never-ending battle with radioactive water
The disaster that struck four years ago may have abated for most of the Tohoku region, but the nightmare continues at Tepco's wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 8, 2015
Labor of love left to wither and die in Fukushima
Forced to abandon his life's work, the 72-year-old creator of a renowned rose garden in Fukushima wants Tepco to compensate him and allow him to start over.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on