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Life in Fukushima

What is your image of Fukushima?
Some people may imagine Fukushima negatively because of our 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.
Here, we would like to introduce daily scenes of Fukushima six years since the disaster.
Please enjoy these various dimensions of present-day Fukushima.

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Spring, 2017

Welcome to Fukishima

Kibitan, Fukushima Prefecture’s mascot since 1995, welcomes you to various places.

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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms are everyone’s passion. Weather reports in the spring include progress of the cherry blossom “front” as it sweeps across Japan.
As Fukushima is located about 200 km north of Tokyo, we enjoy cherry blossoms a little later, usually from early- to mid-April.

 

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In Miharu Town of Fukushima, there is famous Mihara-taki-zakura or Miharu waterfall cherry tree, more than 1000 years old.

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In Aizu, there is a castle called Aizu-jo, and the contrast of the castle and cherry blossoms is fantastic.

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Foods

Fukushima is prosperous in the production of fruits, vegetables (including wild mountain vegetables for tempura) and grains such as rice and buckwheat (for soba noodles).
Here are some foods you can enjoy here.

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The Radiation Medical Science Center accepts individual and institutional donations to carry out its public outreach, research projects in the field of low dose radiation effects on human health, and education programs for Disaster and Radiation Emergency Medicine, with the hope of improving the health of Fukushima residents.
If you wish to donate to our center, please contact us under kenkani@fmu.ac.jp.

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