The Environment Ministry said Tuesday it will research reports of increased damage caused by wild animals in nuclear crisis-hit Fukushima and three surrounding prefectures this month and consider countermeasures.
The move comes amid a decline in the number of registered hunters in Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures in the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
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The Justice Ministry’s Public Security Intelligence Agency on Friday inspected locations linked with Hikari no Wa (Circle of Rainbow Light), a splinter group of Aum Shinrikyo.
Some 70 officials from the agency inspected the group’s biggest facility in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward and also locations in Miyagi, Chiba, Kanagawa, Nagano, Aichi, Osaka and Fukuoka prefectures.
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Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Saturday that the government must do more to persuade cities and prefectures to store tsunami debris so disaster-hit areas can rebuild.
“We are having a tough time implementing the disposal of rubble across a wide area. But we need to make local governments aware of how severely they are suffering in disaster-ravaged areas,” Hosono said in talks with Miyagi Gov. Yoshihiro Murai.
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