3 Avril 2017
April 1, 2017
Tomioka mayor vows to reconstruct town
The mayor of a town in Fukushima Prefecture has vowed to restore it now that most of its territory has been removed from an evacuation order issued after the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Mayor Koichi Miyamoto spoke to reporters at the town hall on Saturday.
He said a new stage has begun in the efforts to restore the town. But he noted the evacuation order remains in effect for no-entry zones with high radiation levels.
He noted that cherry trees in the town are expected to bloom in a few days. He said he wants to be as strong as the cherry trees in pursuing his goal.