The unintentional causes of 'abandonment'

Film Mar 15, 2017

The unintentional causes of 'abandonment'

by Kaori Shoji

Six years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the Tohoku region, leaving more than 18,000 people dead or missing, and triggering meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant that has left a deeply embedded mistrust of nuclear ...

Heritage listing puts Tomioka on tourist map

National Jun 23, 2014

Heritage listing puts Tomioka on tourist map

The Tomioka Silk Mill, a historic factory in Gunma Prefecture and a cradle of Japan's industrialization in the 19th century, has been inundated with tourists following its listing Saturday as a World Heritage site. Braving the rain, more than 100 people stood under their umbrellas ...

National Jan 30, 2014

Tepco to move Fukushima revitalization HQ to Tomioka

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to move its Fukushima reconstruction headquarters to the town of Tomioka, which is closer to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, officials said. The town, which is within 20 km of the plant, is part of the nuclear evacuation ...