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22 September 2022

Writer Yu Miri named Berkeley Japan Prize winner

Japanese-born Korean writer Yu Miri, who lives in the Odaka district of Minamisoma city, Fukushima Prefecture, has been chosen to receive the "Berkeley Japan Prize" for contributing to globally propagating Japanese culture. The prize was inaugurated in 2008 by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Yu, 54, is the fifth Japan-based recipient of the honor following writer Haruki …

Photo: A cherry tree-planting ceremony was attended by (from left) Fukushima-Minpo President Koichi Yoshimi, Fukushima Prefectural Association President Yoshio Mitsuyama, Ambassador Hajime Hayashi, Motomiya Deputy Mayor Masahiro Watanabe, Kensington and Chelsea Mayor David Lindsay, and Fukushima Vice Gov. Takatoshi Ide.
15 September 2022

London's Fukushima Garden marks 10th anniversary

A ceremony was held in London's Holland Park on Sept. 7 (early Sept. 8 JST) to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Fukushima Garden there. Participants from Japan enjoyed viewing the trees that have grown during the past decade, while pledging efforts to further promote exchanges between Fukushima Prefecture and Britain. At the ceremony held in the garden, …

Photo: Shortly after midnight on Aug. 29, people go through a door set up to symbolize the reopening of the area in front of JR Futaba station following the removal of an evacuation order.
8 September 2022

Evacuation ends for part of Futaba, all Fukushima municipalities now livable after more than 11 years

The central government lifted an evacuation order in the Specified Reconstruction and Revitalization Base Area inside a "difficult-to-return" zone in the town of Futaba on Aug. 30, making it possible for people to live in parts or the whole of all municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture for the first time in 11 years and five months since the 2011 nuclear accident …

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