Tomioka, Fukushima

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Tomioka Town Hall
Tomioka Town Hall
Flag of Tomioka
Official seal of Tomioka
Location of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture
Tomioka is located in Japan
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
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima
District Futaba
 • -Mayor Katsuya Endou
 • Total 68.47 km2 (26.44 sq mi)
Population (October 2016)
 • Total 0
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Motacillidae
Phone number 0120-33-6466
Address Motooka Otsuka 622-1, Tomioka-machi, Futaba-gun, Fukushima-ken 979-1192
Website Official 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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  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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