Olympic Torch May Start At Fukushima Soccer Ground

Olympic torch may start at Fukushima soccer ground

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are close to choosing J-Village, a soccer training facility near the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor, as the starting point of the Olympic torch relay.

The relay is planned to start somewhere in Fukushima Prefecture, which was devastated by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in March 2011. The area's recovery is an underlying theme of the games.

Ioc Head Visits Fukushima

IOC head visits Fukushima

Exactly 20 months before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, the head of the International Olympic Committee has visited a planned venue in Fukushima Prefecture.

Fukushima was devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident.

7th Body Found In Fukushima Fire

7th body found in Fukushima fire

Another body has been found in a house destroyed by fire in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, bringing the death toll to 7.

Police say they are trying to identify the bodies.

6 Die In Fire In Fukushima

6 die in fire in Fukushima

A fire has killed 6 people in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

On Wednesday night, authorities received a report of a fire at a residence in Ono Town.

Un Envoy: Halt Children's Return To Fukushima

UN envoy: Halt children's return to Fukushima

A UN envoy has urged Japan to halt the return of children and young women to nuclear accident-hit Fukushima, calling the government's radiation exposure limit too lax. But the Japanese side is refuting the advice.

Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak on Thursday was speaking to a committee of the UN General Assembly.

Fukushima Cooling Water Too Radioactive To Release

Fukushima cooling water too radioactive to release

Tokyo Electric Power Company has admitted that much of the water stored at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant had not been treated completely enough for release into the environment.

How to dispose of an ever-increasing amount of radioactive water at the plant is a big issue. The contaminated water is generated daily in the process of cooling the damaged reactors.

Fukushima Daiichi To Be Reinforced Against Tsunami

Fukushima Daiichi to be reinforced against tsunami

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant plans to build additional seawalls along its damaged reactors.

Its aim is to keep another possible mega-tsunami from causing the leakage of highly radioactive water accumulated in the basement of buildings housing 3 reactors that suffered a meltdown following the 2011 quake and tsunami.

Public Hearing In Fukushima On Tritium-laced Water

Public hearing in Fukushima on tritium-laced water

Many people at a public hearing have criticized a plan to release water containing radioactive tritium into the sea from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

A government panel of experts held the meeting in the town of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday to discuss how to deal with the contaminated water.

Un: Japan Must Protect Fukushima Daiichi Workers

UN: Japan must protect Fukushima Daiichi workers

UN special rapporteurs have called on the Japanese government to act quickly to protect workers engaged in decontamination of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The 3 independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council jointly issued a statement on Thursday.

Space Elevator Technology Test Held In Fukushima

Space elevator technology test held in Fukushima

A group of researchers conducted a test to develop technology for a space elevator that would link the Earth and outer space using cables.

The Japan Space Elevator Association carried out the experiment on Wednesday at the Fukushima Robot Test Field in Fukushima Prefecture.

Mixed Reactions To Fukushima Daiichi Memorabilia

Mixed reactions to Fukushima Daiichi memorabilia

A decision by Tokyo Electric Power Company to start selling goods commemorating the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is drawing mixed reactions.

The plant is in the process of decommissioning after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which triggered a meltdown in 3 of the 6 reactors.

Samurai On Horseback Race In Fukushima Festival

Samurai on horseback race in Fukushima festival

Horse riders wearing traditional samurai armor have raced in a festival in the Soma region of Fukushima Prefecture.

The annual Soma Nomaoi Festival dates back more than 1,000 years. It has become a symbol of reconstruction from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disasters.

Fukushima Beach Opens For First Time In 8 Years

Fukushima beach opens for first time in 8 years

Several beaches ravaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan have been reopened for bathing for the first time in 8 years.

Haragamaobama beach in Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, was opened to the public on Saturday.

Takagi Reni's Solo Concert Next Year Will Be Held In Kanagawa And Fukushima

Takagi Reni's solo concert next year will be held in Kanagawa and Fukushima

Takagi Reni of Momoiro Clover Z will hold solo concerts at Cultz Kawasaki (Kanagawa) and Iwaki Geijutsu Bunka Koryu Kaikan (Fukushima) on March 8 and 9 of next year. 

Takagi made this announcement on July 16 during her two-man live 'Nagano to Takagi. 2' with comedian Nagano. While she has been holding concerts every March 9 since 2015, this will be her first time performing on two days. Ticket details will be revealed at a later date.