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Doubts cloud Minamisoma robotics project as Fukushima attempts to revive tsunami-hit city via The Japan Times

A coastal area in Fukushima Prefecture’s Minamisoma, which seven years ago was overtaken by tsunami debris, is set to be resurrected as a major robotics research site. The Fukushima Robot Test Field, a 50-hectare site being built by the Fukushima … Continue reading

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“Save the Town”: Insolvable Dilemmas of Fukushima’s “Return Policy” (“町残し”: 福島帰還政策の解決不可能なジレンマ) via Asia-Pacific Journal-Japan Focus

Baba Tamotsu interviewed by Katsuya Hirano […] I also heard that fewer than 10% of Namie residents are expected to return and that the situation is likely to remain the same for the foreseeable future. Some people even suggest that … Continue reading

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Work starts for industrial site near Daiichi plant via NHK World

[…] Speaking at Sunday’s ceremony, Futaba Mayor Shiro Izawa said reconstruction work has finally started in the town. He expressed hope that the site would facilitate the town’s recovery and the decommissioning work of the reactors. The town’s first new … Continue reading

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In the shadow of a disaster, Fukushima responds with ‘play ball’ via The Independent

After the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster devastated Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, sports have provided a lifeline for the area. But is it ready – and is it safe – to host Olympic events? […] The disaster also damaged the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Free Public Event October 30 On Fukushima Recovery, Register Now via Earth & Environmental Sciences

UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies and the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area at Berkeley Lab are hosting a public event regarding the recovery and future in the Fukushima region after the nuclear accident. The event will be on Monday, October 30 at the David … Continue reading

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Nearly 20% of Japan’s quake recovery funds still sit idle via Nikkei Asian Review

Six years on, communities struggle to start projects worth nearly $5bn […] The Nikkei compiled government survey data and determined that — six years after an earthquake and tsunami ripped through the region — reconstruction projects worth 534.6 billion yen ($4.85 … Continue reading

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First ‘hub’ set up in Fukushima no-entry zone to speed rebuilding via The Asahi Shimbun

An area in the no-entry zone of Futaba, a town that co-hosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, became the first government-designated “rebuilding hub” after the 3/11 disaster. The designation on Sept. 15 means decontamination will speed up … Continue reading

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Pains, gains accompany Fukushima disaster recovery work via The Mainichi

FUKUSHIMA — Nearly six and a half years since the outbreak of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster, numerous people from across the country are engaged in disaster recovery work in Fukushima Prefecture, including 5,000-plus workers a day engaged … Continue reading

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Reconstruction minister axed via The Japan Times

[…] Imamura, a 70-year-old veteran Lower House member of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, came under sharp criticism early this month for stating that people in Fukushima who had voluntarily evacuated from their homes around Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. … Continue reading

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Minister yells at press after he criticizes remaining Fukushima evacuees via Japan Today

TOKYO — Japan’s disaster reconstruction minister said Tuesday displaced people yet to return to areas of Fukushima Prefecture deemed safe to live in are “responsible for themselves,” before snapping at the reporter whose question prompted the remark. Masahiro Imamura made … Continue reading

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