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Photo (1): Visitors view a tsunami-wrecked police cruiser (foreground) and the display of the town's recreated disaster response headquarters (back left). Photo (2): Tomioka Mayor Koichi Miyamoto (right) and Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori (second from left) gaze at a scale model of a mock streetscape in the town's Yorunomori district in a special exhibition room.
23 July 2021

Fukushima town opens museum showcasing triple disasters

The "Historical Archive Museum of Tomioka" opened to the public in its namesake Fukushima Prefecture town on July 11 to showcase the experience of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Fukushima Daiichi plant for future generations, as well as exhibiting aspects of the municipality's history and culture. An …

19 July 2021

Games at Fukushima's Azuma stadium to have no spectators at Olympics, earlier plans reversed

The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee announced on July 10 that the baseball and softball games to be staged at Fukushima Prefecture-run Azuma stadium in Fukushima city will be held without spectators in a reversal of earlier plans to permit a limited audience. The move followed a request for no-spectator games made to the committee on the morning of …

Photo taken July 1 shows the Arakawa River in Fukushima city, given the top water quality rating in Japan for the 11th year running
8 July 2021

Fukushima's Arakawa River gets top water quality rating in Japan for 11th straight year

The Arakawa River in Fukushima city has been awarded the highest rating in water quality among all rivers in Japan for the 11th year in a row, according to a central government survey for 2020 released on July 1. The survey was taken by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism covering 159 class-A rivers. The survey is based on …

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