Generally, in May there are many sunny days in Fukushima prefecture and it is very pleasant to spend them outdoors.
Last weekend, the visit was to Onahama Port, located in Iwaki City.
The city is one of the biggest cities in Fukushima Prefecture.
Currently, the Iwaki city and the port have returned to its original form and are again crowded with Japanese and international tourists. The city offers variety of activities, for example, you can start the city tour visiting the fish market early morning, following by the visit to the beautiful waterfront aquarium.
If you make your way to the fish market early enough, you can taste a unique and very fresh sea urchin which will be cut and served in front of you.
In addition, we recommend you to taste a traditional meal of this country “Teishoku”, which is mackerel fish, served with rice, miso soup and radish in one of many Japanese restaurants located near the port. It is very tasty.
After traditional Japanese lunch, you can enjoy a pleasant boat ride and watch or feed seagulls or you can visit the surrounding area.
Overall, Iwaki city and Onahama Port is a nice destination for the weekend trip with plenty of activities, which adults and children will enjoy.
A delegation of government officials and researchers from Ukraine led by His Excellency Mr. Ostap Semerak, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, visited Fukushima Medical University on Friday, May 11.
The purpose of their visit was to participate in an international symposium on the environmental radioactivity after the Fukushima and Chernobyl accidents, which convened at Fukushima University. They also took this occasion to visit various places in Fukushima Prefecture to see the status of recovery and reconstruction following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
At FMU, a welcome from President Seiichi Takenoshita, was followed by Koichi Tanigawa, Director of the Fukushima Global Medical Science Center, who provided a brief introduction of the Center.
Also, Kenji Kamiya, Director of the Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey, provided a presentation about research activities of the Center to deepen their understanding of the Survey. An active discussion followed this presentation.
Before leaving the FMU campus, our Ukrainian guests visited the Environmental Dynamics Analysis Center.
These pictures of cherry blossom are typical of spring in Fukushima
People who live here or visit look forward to this time of year.
Fukushima draws people from outside the prefecture, and even international tourists come to enjoy our cherry blossoms.
Hanamiyama, literally, Flower-Viewing Mountain
Takizakura in Miharu Town
Takizakura (literally, Waterfall Cherry Tree) in Miharu Town
These pictures ware taken by Dr.Lyamzina near FMU.
Of course it is not only cherry blossoms, but also, narcissuses that let us know spring is here by showing us their bright yellow color along streets, in the mountains, and everywhere.