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Release of New Videos Showing the Current Status of Fukushima

"Fukushima x What We can Do," "A Comedian Meets Fukushima," "An Educational Commentator Meets Fukushima" and "Fukushima Today: Eight Years After the Earthquake"

March 8, 2019

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) created PR videos to show the current status of the reconstruction of the Soso District (Hamadori District) in Fukushima, which sustained especially significant damage due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The videos are made available on METI’s website introducing measures to support reconstruction of Fukushima.

On March 8, 2019, METI released eight newly created videos to convey the current situation of the reconstruction of Fukushima, including information on business operators embarking on new business in the Hamadori District, pioneering school educational programs and reconstruction of the fisheries industry.

Outlines of the videos

● Title: Fukushima × What We can Do

To convey information on the business environment in the Hamadori District, this video presents interviews with businesses in the district, including business operators that have embarked on new businesses after the earthquake and those developing community-based businesses. They spoke on the details of the businesses and stories of the operators and employees.

● Title: An Educational Commentator Meets Fukushima

To convey information on the educational environments in the Hamadori District, this video features the visit of Mr. Naoki Ogi, popularly known as “Ogi Mama,” an educational commentator, to Futaba Future High School. He reports on the active learning program and other pioneering educational efforts of the school.

Mr. Naoki Ogi

● Title: A Comedian Meets Fukushima

To convey the attractiveness of local foods in the Hamadori District, this video features a visit from Mr. Sampei, a comedian who is a native of the prefecture, to the Matsukawaura Fishing Port in the Haragama District, Soma City, and restaurants in the area. He reports on the current situation of fishing operations, safety, and deliciousness of local catches, as well as on the passions sustained by fisherpersons and cooks in the district.

Mr. Sampei

● Title: Fukushima Today: Eight Years After the Earthquake

This video conveys the current status of reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture, including the progress in decommissioning of the TEPCO Fukushima Daiich Nuclear Power Station, the progress being made in redeveloping livable environments, and the reestablishment of livelihoods and businesses.

Websites on which the videos have been posted

Appendix

Division in Charge

Fukushima Public Relations Strategy and Reputational Management Office, Fukushima Reconstruction Promotion Group, Minister’s Secretariat

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