Fukushima fishing port hit by 2011 tsunami reopens after 8-year hiatus

Tomioka fishing port, which was severely damaged by the tsunami following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in northeastern Japan reopened on July 26 for the first time in eight years and four months. All 10 fishing ports in Fukushima Prefecture have now reopened. Tomioka’s fishing port is located only about 10 kilometers away from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, where meltdowns occurred in the wake of the quake and tsunami. About 50 members of the fishing industry participated in a reopening ceremony, and five boats that returned from ports where they had evacuated navigated around the reconstructed local port with colorful large flags that are used to signify a good catch. >click to read<  13:53

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