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Date : February 17, 2021

Fukushima Governor Discusses Reconstruction, Ten Years After the Nuclear Accident (Mr. Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture)

post date : 2021.02.03

It has been almost ten years since the Great East Japan earthquake and the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. As Fukushima enters the “Second Term Reconstruction and Revitalization Period,” Fukushima’s governor Mr. Masao Uchibori has declared this year an opportunity to accelerate the prefecture’s reconstruction and to stimulate the local economy. With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to increased interest in moving outside big cities and the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics bringing Fukushima attention from around the world, the governor is working to show how Fukushima has been steadily moving forward with reconstruction and all the attractions it has to offer.


The FPCJ has invited Governor Uchibori to discuss his thoughts on the present and future of Fukushima, ten years after the nuclear accident.


■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be an online press briefing held as a Zoom webinar. 

■Date: February 17 (Wed), 2021, 11:00-12:00 (Deadline for application: Noon, February 16)

■Briefer: Mr. Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation                                  

As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:

Since there will only be a limited time for Q&A, please include the questions you would like to ask the briefer with your application or  please send questions to (Deadline for questions: Noon, February 10). For questions which multiple people submitted, the moderator will ask the question.

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).


■How to Apply: Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.


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