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Pandemic forces Fukushima’s Hope Tourism program to go digital via Japan Times

FUKUSHIMA MINPO As with many tourism programs worldwide, COVID-19 is impeding the Hope Tourism project that covers areas affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant meltdowns. Those involved with the project … Continue reading

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Nuclear tourism experience in Bandung to be launched in October via The Jakarta Post

The National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) is set to launch a nuclear tourism experience on Oct. 30, aiming to introduce nuclear technology to the public. […] Jupiter said travelers can visit a number of places related to Batan in Bandung, such … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building via azcentral.com

   

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You can now do tourism near the Fukushima nuclear plant via NB Herald

The travel agency Japan Wonder Travel offers sightseeing tours in the municipalities of Namie and Tomioka, in Fukushima Prefecture. Both cities were evacuated in March 2011 as a result of radioactive leaks from the Fukushima-Daiichi NPP. Some parts of the … 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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Australia’s Least Likely Tourist Spot: A Test Site for Atom Bombs via the New York Times

[…] “Yes, there is still radiation here,” Mr. Matthews said as he drove a minibus to the sites where the Australian and British governments dropped seven bombs between 1956 and 1963, which dotted the earth with huge craters and poisoned … Continue reading

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Town tries to shift away from heavy dependence on nuclear plant via The Japan Times

TAKAHAMA, FUKUI PREF. – In the wake of the disastrous nuclear accident in northeastern Japan nearly five years ago, the Fukui Prefecture town of Takahama has been seeking ways to reduce its heavy dependence on a nuclear power plant for … Continue reading

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Stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant now a popular destination via 朝日新聞

It may seem surreal, but as work continues to decommission damaged reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant–a project that involves 7,000 or so workers–tours of the complex by outsiders are becoming increasingly popular. By the end of … Continue reading

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Polluted Nuclear Weapons Site to Become Tourist Destination via ABC News

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press The nation’s most polluted nuclear weapons production site is now its newest national park. Thousands of people are expected next year to tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, home of the world’s first full-sized nuclear reactor, … Continue reading

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Wanted: blogger to tout the charms of Fukushima via The Japan Times

MAR 8, 2015 FUKUSHIMA – Fukushima is looking to recruit someone willing to visit the prefecture and help publicize its tourist appeal on a blog or other social media platform. The position pays ¥10,000 an hour. Applications should be filed … Continue reading

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