Tomioka, Fukushima

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Tomioka
富岡町
Town
Tomioka Town Hall
Tomioka Town Hall
Flag of Tomioka
Flag
Official seal of Tomioka
Seal
Location of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture
Tomioka is located in Japan
Tomioka
Tomioka
 
Coordinates: 37°19′59″N 141°01′01″E / 37.33306°N 141.01694°E / 37.33306; 141.01694Coordinates: 37°19′59″N 141°01′01″E / 37.33306°N 141.01694°E / 37.33306; 141.01694
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureFukushima
DistrictFutaba
Government
 • -MayorKatsuya Endou
Area
 • Total68.47 km2 (26.44 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total0
 • Density0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeSakura
- FlowerAzalea
- BirdMotacillidae
Phone number0120-33-6466
AddressMotooka Otsuka 622-1, Tomioka-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima-ken 979-1192
WebsiteOfficial website

Tomioka (富岡町, Tomioka-machi) is a Japanese town in Fukushima Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

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Tomioka is close to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The town is inside the 20 km exclusion zone which was created after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.[1] Animals still live in the Tomioka "no-go zone".[2]

The Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant is partly in Tomioka. The town government has moved temporarily to Kōriyama since 17 March 2011.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Harada, Koji. "Nuclear zone holdouts, old dog ‘Miracle’ live on," Japan Times. November 28, 2012; retrieved 2013-3-12.
  2. "Animals in Fukushima no-go zone," Kyodo News. 13 March 2013; retrieved 2013-3-13.

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