The Future of Fukushima
Many visions for the future have been presented, including the “Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework” and “The Fukushima Plan for a New Energy Society”.
Programs have begun in every area, looking beyond the recovery to consider the environment that will follow.
Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework
The Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework is a national government project that aims to construct a new industrial infrastructure to restore the industries that were lost in the Hamadori District and other areas as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear accident.
Energy, Environment, and Recycling
We are committed to the recovery and revitalization of the local economy by fostering and aggregating industries with a strong focus on renewable energy.
The Fukushima Plan for a New Energy Society
Promoting Fukushima as a Leading Region for a New Energy Future This project aims to provide support from the energy field for the recovery throughout Fukushima Prefecture by making Fukushima a model for a new energy society.
Constructing a model for the creation of a future hydrogen society that includes the creation of hydrogen from renewable energy, as well as its transport, storage, and use.
Expanded introduction of renewable energy
Okuma Town Furusato Revitalization Mega Solar Power Plant
Constructing a model for the creation of a hydrogen society
FH2R: One of the world’s largest hydrogen production systems using renewable energy
Expertise from Japan and overseas is being brought together to move the reactor decommissioning forward, and we are proceeding with R&D and personnel training.
Work to cut the common exhaust stack of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station No. 1 and No. 2 reactors using a robot system operated by remote control
The project is providing support for participating companies and is training personnel to work in the industry, aiming to develop and grow the aerospace industry in Fukushima.
Life size model of Hayabusa 2 at Robot & Aerospace Festa Fukushima
Robots and drones
The “Fukushima Robot Test Field” has been created and is attracting companies in the robot industry. It is a large-scale research and development site for land, sea, and air robots that can be used for a wide range of purposes including logistics, infrastructure inspections, and responding to large-scale disasters.
Test flight of the single-passenger eVTOL "teTra Mk-3"
(Photo provided by teTra aviation corp.)
Agriculture, forestry, and fishery industries
This project is working to develop and verify ICT, robot, and other technologies, and to take the lead in Japan in creating advanced agriculture, forestry, and fishery industries that make use of these technologies.
Cultivating strawberries at a facility utilizing integrated environmental control
With the aging of the population and the continuing shortage of health care and nursing care staff, this project is working to attract industries related to health care and promote new entries into the market.
Operating room for surgical training of medical professionals
Programs for local revitalization and recovery
These programs support efforts to promote and restore local attractions, and strengthen efforts to eliminate damage caused by unfounded rumors in Fukushima.
This newly released saké is infused with the desire that all of the town residents who moved far away after the nuclear accident keep Okuma Town in their hearts always and never forget where they came from. It aims to begin sales next year.
A hydrogen Olympic torch
This torch is fueled by hydrogen that was produced at the Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field. This is the first-ever Olympic torch to use hydrogen as fuel, and is a first step towards bringing hydrogen as a zero-CO2, next-generation source of energy to people around the world.
Reopening of the Joban Line
Following its devastation by the tsunami, restoration work on the Joban Line began with removal of the train cars. The line was moved inland and following decontamination, a single track was at last reconnected. This greatly improves access from the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, and is expected to help expand the numbers of visitors.