Sights, Sounds Of Showa Era Greet Visitors To Fukui Culture Museum

Sights, sounds of Showa Era greet visitors to Fukui culture museum

FUKUI--A permanent exhibition at the Fukui Prefectural Museum of Cultural History here allows visitors to travel back to the Showa Era (1926-1989) to see how people's lives were beginning to change at the time.

"Life in the Showa Period" features items and scenes from the period during which Japan achieved rapid economic growth after its defeat in World War II.

Nuclear Evacuation Drill Held In Fukui Prefecture

Nuclear evacuation drill held in Fukui Prefecture

Japanese authorities have held an evacuation drill based on near-simultaneous accidents at 2 nuclear plants in Fukui Prefecture.

About 21,000 people took part in the 2-day exercise that ended on Sunday. The organizers used a scenario of nuclear accidents occurring at nearly the same time at the Ohi and Takahama plants, which are 13 kilometers apart.

Disaster Drill Underway For Fukui Nuclear Plants

Disaster drill underway for Fukui nuclear plants

Emergency crews and residents in central Japan began a major disaster drill on Saturday that is the first exercise of its kind.

The 2-day drill is being held at 2 nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture.

1,400 Anime Layouts For Ghibli Films On Display In Fukui

1,400 anime layouts for Ghibli films on display in Fukui

FUKUI--Layout drawings used for Studio Ghibli Inc.'s masterpieces that were crucial to determining the compositions of imagery of anime films are being showcased at a special exhibition here.

Running at the Fukui Fine Arts Museum in the city's Bunkyo district through March 11, the exhibition features about 1,400 layouts used for "Kiki's Delivery Service," "My Neighbor Totoro" and other films produced by the legendary anime studio.

Fukui Court Blocks Reactor Restart

Fukui court blocks reactor restartA court in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, has issued a provisional injunction blocking the restart of 2 reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant.
A group of 9 citizens had filed for the injunction to keep the plant's No.3 and 4 reactors offline, citing safety problems.

Heavy Snow Traps Traffic In Fukui Prefecture

Heavy snow traps traffic in Fukui PrefectureMany areas in Japan have been hit by freezing temperatures and snowfall centered around northern Japan and the coastal Kinki region, temporarily trapping around 200 vehicles on National Route 8 here on the morning of Feb. 10.

Fukui Court Ruling Barring Nuclear Plant Restart Seen As Precedent

Fukui court ruling barring nuclear plant restart seen as precedentJapanese plaintiffs suing to block nuclear power plants from resuming operation hope a recent victory in the Fukui District Court points the way forward.
Plaintiffs in 14 of at least 16 antinuclear lawsuits in courts around the country are using or will use the Fukui court decision in their arguments, lawyers involved in the cases said Saturday.

Dinosaur Models Returned To Roadside Area In Fukui

Dinosaur models returned to roadside area in FukuiLarge dinosaur models have been put back on display at a roadside area in central Japan with the coming of spring.
The models of a tyrannosaur and its offspring are on display at a roadside station called Michi-no-eki, Kuzuryu along Route 158 in Ono City, Fukui Prefecture.