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FUKUSHIMA MINPO
4 March 2021

10 YEARS SINCE DISASTER: Half of residents in municipalities with evacuation zones see recovery slow

Two separate opinion polls conducted by Fukushima-Minpo Co. show that about half of the respondents think reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake and nuclear accident has not made headway in 12 cities, towns and villages in Fukushima Prefecture where evacuation zones and other restrictions were imposed. They are eight municipalities in Futaba-gun (county) region, the cities of Minamisoma and Tamura, Kawamata …

Kokichi Tsuburaya running on his way to bronze in 1964 Tokyo Olympic marathon
25 February 2021

Sukagawa's two "Tsuburaya" natives to be made honorary citizens

The Fukushima Prefecture city of Sukagawa announced on Feb. 15 a plan to propose making two of its native sons with the same family name honorary citizens -- movie director Eiji Tsuburaya (1901-1970), the creator of the Ultraman and Godzilla series which later led him to be called "the god of special effects," and Kokichi Tsuburaya (1940-1968), bronze medalist in …

Trailer movie of virtual disaster anniversary event to be held on March 11 by Fukushima Prefectural Association in London
18 February 2021

10 YEARS SINCE DISASTER: Group of Fukushima natives in Britain to post thank-you video on YouTube

An association of Japanese nationals in Britain with ties to Fukushima Prefecture will post a streaming video in English on YouTube showing aspects of the region's past, present and possible future, as well as messages of gratitude for support, on March 11, the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The project, undertaken by the Fukushima …

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