Places & Travel
08/29, Arts Culture Tourism from Tokyo
Seven nuclear power reactors in Japan are potentially being restarted as new, next-generation power plants are also being considered to quell concerns over energy production in the country. Yet, bigger challenges exist in how best to manage waste from old power plants without the whole exercise becoming too costly. In Tokyo, there is no shortage of fiction. Both Junko Takase and Misumi Kubo, attended a press conference and prize-giving ceremony for this year's Akutagawa Prize and Naoki Prize for Japanese literature, Takase's short novel "Oishii Gohan ga Tabe-rare-masu-yo-ni” (To become able to eat delicious food) received the Akutagawa Prize and Kubo's short story collection "Yoru ni Hoshi o Hanatsu" (Releasing stars into the night sky) receiving the Naoki Prize.