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Only 30% of Fukushima residents happy with disaster recovery progress via Kyodo News

Nearly 10 years after the 2011 earthquake-tsunami and nuclear disasters in northeastern Japan, only 30 percent of Fukushima Prefecture residents say reconstruction has been sufficient, a Kyodo News survey showed Thursday. The figure was notably lower than 80 percent in … Continue reading

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Japan government planning grants for those willing to reside in Fukushima Prefecture via The Japan News

The Yomiuri ShimbunGovernment grants of up to ¥2 million will be provided next fiscal year to people who move to one of 12 municipalities surrounding the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, where meltdowns occurred following the 2011 Great East Japan … Continue reading

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65% of Fukushima evacuees have no intention of returning home: survey via The Mainichi

[…] While the survey, conducted by a research facility at Kwansei Gakuin University, only received responses from 522 of 4,876 people to whom questionnaires were sent, it provided a rare insight into how former residents see the reconstruction of their … Continue reading

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A Karaoke Bar Is Helping A Japanese Town Come Back To Life After Fukushima Disaster via NPR

By Kat Lansdorf MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: And finally today, the town of Namie in Fukushima, Japan, was once home to more than 20,000 people. But in 2011, one of the worst nuclear disasters the world had ever seen happened just … Continue reading

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Japan extends 2011 disaster recovery agency’s work by 10 years via Kyodo News

[…] The Reconstruction Agency will now continue to promote recovery in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, and provide support to residents there and in other northeastern regions, until March 2031. The agency said there were still more than 46,000 displaced … Continue reading

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Resilience in Fukushima: Contribution a Political Economy of Consent via Sage Alternatives: Global, Local, Political

By Thierry Ribault Abstract This article is a contribution to the political economy of consent based on the analysis of speeches, declarations, initiatives, and policies implemented in the name of resilience in the context of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It … Continue reading

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Japan’s new reconstruction minister trumpets safety of Tohoku region and pushes plans for 2020 Tokyo Games via Japan Times

[…] “I know that outside Japan (radiation) stigma still lingers and I believe it’s our mission to destroy,” that notion, Watanabe said in an interview with The Japan Times and other media organizations Wednesday. In the wake of the reactor … Continue reading

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Fukushima mulls action against Netflix over Dark Tourist video of 3/11 hot zone via The Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA – The Fukushima Prefectural Government and the Reconstruction Agency are considering taking action against a video from the Dark Tourist series of U.S. online video streaming giant Netflix Inc., informed sources said Saturday. The video shows a tour organized for … Continue reading

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Japanese government holds first meeting with officials from municipalities hosting athletes for 2020 Tokyo Games via Japan Times

The government on Wednesday held its first meeting with leaders of local governments which will host exchanges between residents and athletes of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics as it aims to improve hospitality in the communities. “We would like … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking ceremony held at Fukushima station near J-Village soccer center via The Japan Times

[…] “In order for our region to be revitalized and become a new and attractive area, I hope that the reopening of J-Village and the building of the new station will make substantial contributions,” Naraha Mayor Yukiei Matsumoto said in … Continue reading

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