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Japan Times
Apr 2, 2023
Evacuation order lifted for part of Fukushima town
The move expanded the habitable area of Tomioka to about 93% of its total area, up from about 88% following the lifting of some evacuation orders in 2017.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2023
Japan to lift evacuation orders in two Fukushima towns next week
Evacuation orders will be lifted in parts of Namie at 10 a.m. on March 31 and neighboring Tomioka at 9 a.m. on April 1.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jan 22, 2021
Fukushima residents demand stricter decontamination to enable safe return
Remaining restrictions blocking people from living in the town of Tomioka are due to be lifted in 2023.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2020
Tepco estimates 44 years to decommission Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. has estimated that it will take 44 years to decommission its Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / 2010s: Decade in Review
Nov 23, 2019
Social media became part of the mainstream conversation in Japan during the 2010s
Internet culture has changed significantly over the past decade. In the 2000s, sites such as 2chan and Nico Nico Douga sat comfortably on the edges of the world wide web, offering a form of alternate reality from traditional media. The 2010s, however, saw social media platforms such as Twitter and YouTube...
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2019
Fukushima governor accepts Tepco plan to scrap No. 2 nuclear plant and store spent fuel on site
In a meeting with the president of the utility, the governor also accepted its plan to build an on-site storage facility to store spent nuclear fuel.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2018
Fukushima marathons drawing runners supporting area's reconstruction
Marathon races in Fukushima Prefecture are drawing a growing number of runners looking to support the area's reconstruction from the March 2011 nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 15, 2017
Tomioka Hachimangu murder-suicide suspect sent letters seeking chief priest sister's expulsion to shrines across Japan
The suspect in the murder-suicide at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine sent about 2,800 letters demanding his sister be expelled as chief priest to shrines across Japan, investigators say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 8, 2017
Female chief priest and her two attackers dead in Tokyo Shinto shrine stabbings
A violent attack with Japanese swords and survival knives at Tokyo's famed Tomioka Hachimangu shrine has left three dead — including the chief priestess and her brother — in an apparent family feud that turned deadly.
Oct 21, 2017
7-km part of Joban Line reopens in Fukushima
Part of the Joban Line reopens in Fukushima Prefecture as the region continues to recover from the 3/11 mega-quake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2017
Fukushima town set to light up after evacuation order lifted April 1
Cherry blossom trees lining a street in the town of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture will be illuminated for two weeks next month after an evacuation order for a large part of the town is lifted on April 1.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2017
The unintentional causes of 'abandonment'
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2016
'A Long Rainy Season': Haiku and tanka by 15 of Japan's leading female poets
In 1901, poet Akiko Yosano's "Midaregami" ("Tangled Hair") was published. This collection of 399 sensual, explicit tanka and haiku poems broke with the formal traditions set down centuries before. Her book allowed Japanese verse to transition from feminine to feminist.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2016
Tomioka Silk Mill tours using smart glasses to look back in time
The Tomioka Silk Mill, a UNESCO World Heritage site, rolled out a new tour this month featuring smart glasses technology.
Japan Times
Mar 8, 2016
'Tomioka Tessai Retrospective'
March 12-May 8
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2014
Campaigners fight to save derelict Mie silk mill but owner cites lack of cash
One of Japan's last surviving silk mills is rapidly falling into disrepair and could collapse despite a local campaign to save it.
Japan Times
Sep 15, 2014
Cars allowed to use highway section closed by Fukushima nuclear crisis
The government had lifted a vehicle ban on National Route 6 through the area where residency is restricted due to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant, the first time that stretch of highway has been open to automobiles since the nuclear crisis began in March 2011.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2014
Last private owner, locals were vital to Tomioka mill's UNESCO listing
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee recently decided to add the Tomioka Silk Mill to the World Cultural Heritage list as a result of strenuous efforts to preserve the historic building by its previous owner and the local community.
Jun 26, 2014
Old silk mill gains new importance
Gunma Prefecture's Tomioka Silk Mill, which UNESCO has decided to add to the World Cultural Heritage List, symbolizes 19th-century Japan's efforts to become a member of the industrialized world.
Jun 23, 2014
Culture minister pays visit to mill
Culture minister Hakubun Shimomura on Monday visited the Tomioka Silk Mill after the historic factory building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list over the weekend.


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