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 ...

National Oct 17, 2014

Art show on Fukushima food safety causes stir

by William Hollingworth

A controversial performance artist whose work explores the safety of food from Fukushima Prefecture is attracting media interest at one of London's most prestigious contemporary art shows. New York-based Ei Arakawa is offering free soup to visitors at the Frieze Art Fair made from mushrooms ...

Pair missing after fishing boat catches fire

National Aug 19, 2014

Pair missing after fishing boat catches fire

A fire broke out Monday night on a fishing boat about 20 km off the coast of Otsuchi Bay, Iwate Prefecture, and two members of the crew are missing. One of the other 14 rescued members was injured. The Japan Coast Guard is searching for ...

Seafood from Iwaki makes return to Tsukiji

National May 9, 2014

Seafood from Iwaki makes return to Tsukiji

Fish caught off southern Fukushima Prefecture near Iwaki traded at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Friday for the first time since the core meltdowns hit the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in March 2011. The varieties sold Friday were caught during trial fishing ...

Fukushima to host Japan-Pacific island leaders' summit in 2015

National Oct 26, 2013

Fukushima to host Japan-Pacific island leaders' summit in 2015

Cabinet ministers and their Pacific counterparts decided Saturday to hold the next leaders' summit of the Pacific Islands Forum in Fukushima Prefecture in May 2015, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced. The decision was made as participants from the 16-member forum discussed maritime order, resource management ...

Editorials Sep 13, 2011

Tohoku mental health care

As the cleanup of the physical wreckage from the Tohoku disasters continues, more work is needed to heal psychological wounds. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry announced plans in early September to set up mental health care centers for children who lost parents in ...

Editorials Feb 17, 2010

Space program: Hopes and fears

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Japanese Astronaut Soichi Noguchi was launched Dec. 21. He is now in the International Space Station some 400 km above Earth working in Japan's space lab "Kibo" (Hope), which is attached to the ISS. He will stay in space ...