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  • proper noun a prefecture in Japan, its capital is Morioka.


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  • Iwate, which is home to Ofunato, is asking cities and towns to sort their debris—separating automobiles and metal, which will be sold for scrap, from wood and other combustible waste, which will be incinerated.

    Debris Blocks Japan Recovery Aims

  • "It's very, very cold and we're running low on kerosene," said Takeshi Kumagai, 75, a lifelong resident of Rikuzentakata, a coastal community in southern Iwate prefecture also crushed by the tsunami.

    U.S. Sticks to Relief Mission Amid Nuclear-Plant Fears

  • She turned off to the westward pursued by the armoured cruisers "Iwate" and "Yakumo."

    Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima

  • The platoon was due to move to two other cities in Iwate prefecture after it finishes with Kamaishi.

    Japan Military Targets New Enemy: Flies

  • The city petitioned the Ministry of Environment and Iwate prefecture on whether they could suspend a law banning the disposal of fish in the ocean.

    Japan Military Targets New Enemy: Flies

  • Agriculture ministry officials said Iwate and Tochigi prefectures will test meat from every cow from farms that fed radioactive cesium-contaminated straw to their cattle.

    Tokyo Lifts Ban on Shipments of Beef

  • By following proper screening procedures being drawn up by each prefecture, farmers will be allowed to ship beef from Iwate, Tochigi and Fukushima prefectures; Fukushima is the home of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s stricken nuclear plant.

    Tokyo Lifts Ban on Shipments of Beef

  • Kamaishi, home to one of the biggest fish markets in Iwate prefecture, was the first city to request the SDF's assistance to fight the flies since the Defense Ministry said in late July that the military would take on such assignments.

    Japan Military Targets New Enemy: Flies

  • While there was sporadic government testing in the wake of the March 11 disaster, cattle from Iwate, Fukushima and Tochigi prefectures shipped across the country were found to have been contaminated with radioactive cesium exceeding the government-set provisional limit 500 becquerels per kilogram.

    Tokyo Lifts Ban on Shipments of Beef

  • About 50 kilometers south of Kamaishi in Rikuzentakata, another coastal city in Iwate prefecture, Tetsuo Murakami is one of some 400 people in the area still living in temporary shelters.

    Japan Military Targets New Enemy: Flies


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