Tag - iwaki



A reconstructed skeleton of <i>Futabasaurus suzukii</i> (top) and its fossil's replica are displayed at the Iwaki City Coal and Fossil Museum (Horuru) in Fukushima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society
May 13, 2024
Fukushima fossil museum marks 40 years of unearthing history
The discovery of the fossil of a new genus of plesiosaur in 1968 led to the birth of the museum, which now hosts its replica and reconstructed skeleton.
Chef Harutomo Hagi's self-named restaurant in Iwaki was selected as the 2023 Japan Times Destination Restaurant of the Year.
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants
Mar 10, 2024
Hagi: French restaurant leads Fukushima revival
The Japan Times’ 2023 Restaurant of the Year is a sterling example of Fukushima’s slow and steady post-disaster revival.
Storage tanks for radioactive water at Tokyo Electric Power Co's tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
Jul 30, 2023
No change in plan to release treated water, minister says
Japan's industry minister says there is no change to plan to start releasing treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant this summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 5, 2023
Woman found dead after apparent robbery in northeastern Japan
Police said there is no indication at this stage that this incident is related to a string of robberies that have taken place across Japan since last year.
Japan Times
May 6, 2020
Virus-related closure at Fukushima school brings forth blooms
Teachers and other staff at a Fukushima Prefecture junior high school temporarily closed by the coronavirus pandemic got a surprise when they noticed a sports field that is normally bustling with students has become carpeted with pink flowers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 10, 2020
Fukushima mothers record radiation for future generations
A group of more than 10 mothers set up a citizen-led laboratory to monitor radiation levels in Fukushima communities only months after a massive earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at a nuclear power plant in the prefecture nine years ago.
Japan Times
Oct 13, 2019
Fukushima woman being rescued by helicopter dies after being accidentally dropped 40 meters
A Tokyo Fire Department helicopter rescuing a 77-year-old woman in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, who had been isolated because of flooding caused by Typhoon Hagibis, accidentally dropped her about 40 meters to the ground because her rescuers did not properly attach her to the rope when they were attempting...
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
LIFE / Style & Design
Nov 15, 2018
Model Anna Yuki hasn't just embraced her gray hair, she has embraced who she is
When in-demand mature-age model Anna Yuki reached her personal "do or dye" moment, she chose gray hair over the color bottle, and graceful aging over the pursuit of youth.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Sep 15, 2017
Views both old and new of Aomori's Tsugaru
Cut off by the Ou Mountains to the south and far removed from any center of power, Aomori Prefecture's remote Tsugaru Peninsula was largely left to its own devices until the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603).
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2017
Rare blobfish, deemed world's ugliest creature, goes on display at Fukushima aquarium
A blobfish, a deep-sea blob sculpin fish dubbed the world's ugliest animal, has been put on display at an aquarium in Fukushima Prefecture.
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 7, 2016
Showdown in apathetic Fukushima finds justice minister scrambling for survival
Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki is feeling threatened.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 25, 2016
Japan sends two more inmates to the gallows
Two death row inmates were hanged Friday morning, according to the Justice Ministry, bringing to 16 the number of executions carried out under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration since taking power in 2012.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jan 15, 2016
Iwaki FC owners aiming for the stars with new club
Dome Corporation president Shuichi Yasuda has the vision, Satoshi Okura the know-how and former Dutch international and Rangers player Pieter Huistra the experience. The goal now is to combine their respective talents as they embark on the task of building a professional soccer club from scratch.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 18, 2015
Japan hangs two prisoners, including first convicted in lay judge trial
The executions cast a spotlight on the moral and emotional burden of nonprofessionals being asked to hand down death sentences.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 9, 2015
Japan lawyers' group slams 'inhumane' death penalty, calls for suspension, national debate
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations on Wednesday condemned capital punishment as "inhumane" and called on Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki to set up an panel of experts to review the policy.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2015
New justice minister pledges tighter immigration control at airports amid an increase in tourists
Amid a surge in foreign tourists, newly appointed Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki said Friday that tightening immigration control at airports is one of the ministry's most urgent priorities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 18, 2015
Internal affairs minister Takaichi, justice chief Iwaki visit Yasukuni
Cabinet ministers Sanae Takaichi and Mitsuhide Iwaki visit the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 8, 2015
New justice minister backs capital punishment, but says careful approach required
Newly appointed Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki on Wednesday supported the need for capital punishment but added that execution orders should be decided carefully.


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