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18 November 2020

Badminton star Momota from Fukushima town wins Guinness honor for 11 annual wins

Kento Momota, a graduate from Tomioka High School in the Fukushima Prefecture town of Tomioka, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as winner of "the most badminton men's singles titles in a season," earning the honor for his 11 victories in international tournaments last year, his management agency UDN SPORTS announced on Nov. 17. The 26-year-old Momota, belonging to Nippon …

Unveiling “Fuku, Warai” are (from left) Aihara, Uchibori and Tsurumaki.
10 November 2020

Fukushima-produced premium rice brand unveiled locally & in Tokyo

The Fukushima prefectural government hosted events in Tokyo as well as in Fukushima city on Nov. 9 to introduce an original premium rice brand, dubbed “Fuku, Warai” (good luck, laughter), on the eve of its market debut. The events took place at the Surikamitei Ohtori resort hotel in the Iizaka district of Fukushima’s capital and the Happo-en garden, noted for …

Greek Ambassador Cakioussis (2nd from left) presents Naraha Mayor Matsumoto (3rd from right) with olive tree seeds native to Greece. Looking on are (from right) One Earth Representative Director Hasegawa and State Minister for Reconstruction Yokoyama. On extreme left is One Earth Adviser Jinno.
3 November 2020

Greek olive tree seeds presented to Naraha, set for flight to space before planting

The Fukushima Prefecture town of Naraha was presented by Greece with olive tree seeds at a ceremony in Tokyo on Nov. 2 under a plan to keep them on the International Space Station temporarily before they are planted next year ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Naraha promotes exchange programs with Greece as one of the "Host Towns" …

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