Japanese soccer players will have easier access to training from Saturday with the opening of a new railway station close to their facilities in Fukushima.
The J-Village station on the JR Joban Line in Fukushima Prefecture serves the J-Village training complex. The facility was previously used as an operations base for decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the 2011 accident.
SHIRAKAWA, Gifu Prefecture--Snow chaos may have been predicted for Tokyo on Jan. 22, but it was a different story in the UNESCO World Heritage village here, where the white stuff created a picture of calm.
Enchanting "gassho-zukuri" steep thatched-roof houses glowed in the snow as the village's annual illumination event started on Jan. 21.
SODEGAURA, Chiba -- The annual winter light display at the "Country Farm Tokyo German Village" kicked off here on Nov. 1, and will continue shining brightly in the evenings until April 8, 2018.
Consisting of about 3 million light bulbs in total -- roughly 500,000 more than last year -- this year's display at the popular tourist attraction is based on a "fairy tale" theme.
The Yomiuri ShimbunIITATE, Fukushima — Colorful fireworks filled the skies over Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday night for the first time in seven years.
The government lifted an evacuation order for most of Iitate this spring. The order was originally issued in the wake of the nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Fukushina No. 1 nuclear power plant following the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.