Govt eyes Fukushima Pref. as R&D centerThe government hopes to transform Fukushima Prefecture into a center for medical and renewable energy research institutions, a move aimed at promoting post-March 11 disaster reconstruction in the prefecture affected by the ongoing nuclear crisis.
The idea is included in a final draft for guidelines to be drawn up by the government by the end of this month to rehabilitate areas struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake, according to government sources.
The draft also incorporates a plan to provide low-rent public housing for quake victims who find it difficult to rebuild their houses.
The guidelines are to be finalized at a meeting of the government's earthquake disaster reconstruction headquarters Friday.