It is the fourth resolution of its kind, following ones from the city of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, the town of Wada, Chiba Prefecture, and the city of Iwaki
, Fukushima Prefecture.
The team's estimates are based on radiation exposure data, taken shortly after the accident and deemed reliable, for 1,080 children in the city of Iwaki
, the town of Kawamata and the village of Iitate close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which emitted radiation after being crippled by the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami.
The automaker said it is looking into whether its engine plant in Tennessee can supply V-6 engines to Japan, as production at the Iwaki
engine plant in Fukushima has been suspended due to the effects of the March 11 powerful earthquake.
Genji Owada, 48, killed Hiroki Suzuki, 34, by slashing him in the neck with a kitchen knife in the Joban Hospital in the city of Iwaki
on May 29, 1998.
According to the ruling, Yun, Maeda and the four others illegally exported secondhand fishing vessels to North Korea from Onahama port in Iwaki
, Fukushima Prefecture, via South Korea.
A beach in Iwaki
, Fukushima Prefecture opened Monday as the prefecture's only functioning beach for this summer, with all other beaches to remain closed following the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011.
Four workers were killed and two others slightly injured when a truck ran into a paving work site on the Joban Expressway in Iwaki
, Fukushima Prefecture, Tuesday morning, police said.
Despite such downbeat data, Hidehiro Iwaki
, director for regional economies and industries at the Cabinet Office, said the government believes the nation's economy to be on a recovery path, with weakness in the November survey stemming mainly from one-time factors, such as unseasonably warm weather.
The survey, to be jointly conducted by local fishery associations in the towns of Iwaki
, Soma and Futaba until June, comes after Monday's discovery that water containing radioactive substances has leaked into the Pacific from the plant's water circulation system.