Abe Visits Fukushima Soccer Training Facility

Abe visits Fukushima soccer training facility

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited a soccer training facility in Fukushima Prefecture to see how reconstruction has progressed since the 2011 nuclear accident.

The J-Village training facility was used as an operational base for decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

It will fully reopen on April 20, and will be the starting point of the Olympic torch relay next year.

In a meeting with local high school students, Abe said he wants to show the world the remarkable way in which Fukushima has recovered from the disaster.