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Yasutoshi Nishimura
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 / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Mar 27, 2023
Support for new Fukushima Prefecture residents key to tackling depopulation
The number of people moving to the area is on the rise, but with some new arrivals then moving away again, the prefecture is faced with a growing issue.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2023
Twelve years after 3/11, dispute grows over Fukushima’s radioactive soil
The central government has pledged to — and is legally obliged to — move all of the soil out of Fukushima Prefecture by 2045.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2022
11 years on, evacuation order lifted for part of 'difficult-to-return' Fukushima town
The removal of the evacuation order was the first for a difficult-to-return zone in the municipalities that host Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2021
Fukushima cattle farmer among Okuma residents allowed first overnight stay in 10 years
Mitsuhide Ikeda has commuted 20 kilometers to the family farm almost every day since the government allowed daytime entry to the restricted zone.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Aug 2, 2021
Learning from disaster: Across Tohoku, a race is on to preserve vital records
Volumes of archived materials outline the ordeal communities have been through over the past decade. Soon they could be lost.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2020
In Fukushima, a 'village' aims to lure young people back to disaster-hit town
In a deserted part of Fukushima Prefecture dotted with vacant lots, a sleek modern building stands out. In a workshop inside, a woman with a ponytail wearing purple protective eyeglasses carefully melts a tiny glass tube into the shape of a plum blossom.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2019
Independent is elected new mayor of Okuma, joint-host of Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant
Former Deputy Mayor Jun Yoshida was elected mayor on Sunday for the town of Okuma, in Fukushima Prefecture, one of the host municipalities of the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2019
During visit to crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, Abe gets updated about ongoing reconstruction work
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will do its utmost to rebuild the area around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Japan Times
Apr 10, 2019
Evacuees from parts of town hosting crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant finally free to return
Japan lifted its mandatory evacuation order over parts of the town of Okuma, which hosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, on Wednesday as planned, citing the lower radiation levels achieved through decontamination work and progress in infrastructure development.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2019
Evacuees can return next week to parts of Okuma, host of Fukushima nuclear plant, but few likely to
The government formalized on Friday its decision to partially lift from next Wednesday a mandatory evacuation order for residents of a town that jointly hosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Mar 30, 2018
Scrapping crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to cost ¥220 billion annually: source
Work to scrap the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and deal with radioactive water buildup at the site is expected to cost around ¥220 billion ($2 billion) annually over the three-year period from fiscal 2018, a source said Thursday.
Japan Times
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
Apr 30, 2016
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Japan Times
Jan 2, 2016
Okuma escapes assassination attempt; League to instill Bushido spirit in lawmakers; World's largest 'new town' planned; Allies bomb Iraq
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 17, 2015
Cerezo part ways with manager Autuori
Cerezo Osaka fired manager Paulo Autuori on Tuesday ahead of the last weekend of the J. League second division season as they attempt to regain their momentum for the promotion playoffs.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 19, 2015
Abe pledges government action in decommissioning Fukushima No. 1
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promises that the central government will take the initiative in dismantling the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
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
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 Tepcou2019s wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 30, 2014
Farias among candidates to be next Cerezo Osaka manager
Brazilian Sergio Farias is a leading candidate to take over the manager's job at relegated Cerezo Osaka to succeed Yuji Okuma, who will return to coach the youth academies from next season, club operations chief Isao Miyamoto said Sunday.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves