National Aug 10, 2018

Construction begins on large hydrogen plant in Fukushima

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization and other organizations said Thursday they have started construction of what will be one of the world's largest hydrogen plants in Fukushima Prefecture. The other members of the project are Toshiba Corp.'s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions ...

Fukushima tells world radiation is down, exports up after nuclear crisis

National May 31, 2018

Fukushima tells world radiation is down, exports up after nuclear crisis

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori on Wednesday told the international community that the nuclear-crisis-hit prefecture is mostly decontaminated and that its food exports are picking up. "Our consistent efforts over the seven years have borne fruit and recovery is underway," Uchibori said at a news conference ...

Vietnamese to increase charter flights to Fukushima

National Aug 26, 2017

Vietnamese to increase charter flights to Fukushima

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori said on Friday in Ho Chi Minh City that he had reached an agreement with two Vietnamese companies to temporarily increase charter flights between Vietnam and the northeastern prefecture. Local budget carrier Vietjet Air and travel agency Vietravel agreed to boost ...

Olympics Dec 16, 2014

Fukushima makes pitch to host some 2020 Olympic events

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori on Tuesday told the Tokyo Metropolitan Government that the Tohoku prefecture hopes to host some of the preliminary events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to showcase its recovery from the 2011 nuclear accident. "We need to set a goal so that ...