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More Than Just a Weather Service: Japan’s Multifunctional Meteorological AgencyFurukawa Takehiko

The Japan Meteorological Agency is playing an increasingly prominent role as extreme weather events continue to strike the Japanese archipelago. More than just a weather service, JMA also monitors volcanic and seismic activity on land and waves and currents at sea, and it helps protect lives by issuing various types of warnings.
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No Way Home: The Inescapable Plight of One Fukushima CommunityTom Gill

The story of Nagadoro, a small hamlet in the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone, offers a hint to the fate of the area’s other displaced communities.
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Local Media and Fukushima (Part Two)

One year on after the disasters of March 2011, thousands of people in Fukushima are still unable to return to their homes, and the prefecture’s reputation is in tatters. At this specially organized roundtable event, six local journalists spoke about the reality of life in Fukushima today.
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Local Media and Fukushima (Part One)

One year on after the disasters of March 2011, thousands of people in Fukushima are still unable to return to their homes, and the prefecture’s reputation is in tatters. At this specially organized roundtable event, six local journalists spoke about the reality of life in Fukushima today.
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Effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

On September 11–12, 2011, six months after the Tōhoku earthquake, an international expert symposium took place at Fukushima Medical University. The symposium featured active debate on the radiation and health effects of the disaster among 40 experts and researchers from Japan and abroad.
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