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Iwaki

(ēwä`kē), city (1990 pop. 355,812), Fukushima prefecture, NE Honshu, Japan, on the Pacific Ocean. Once a major coal-mining center, Iwaki now relies on other products such as chemicals, petrochemicals, electronics, and lumber. The extensive present-day city was formed in 1966 from the merger of five cities and nine other municipalities. A number of museums and an aquarium are there. Coastal areas of Iwaki were devastated by the tsunami that followed the 2011 NE Honshu earthquake.
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The radioactive concentration in the seawater is below 1 becquerel per liter, and radiation in the air also poses no health risk, according to the Iwaki city office.
''Some department stores, boutiques and supermarket chains saw year-on-year falls in sales of winter clothing, such as coats, but these were nearly offset by solid capital spending and robust sales of digital home electrical products,'' such as flat-display TVs and digital cameras, Iwaki said.
At 6 a.m., two fishing boats left a port in Iwaki and caught 10 kilograms of juvenile sand eels in waters off the Kido River in the coastal town of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, as well as 2 kg of Japanese icefish, according to the officials.
The consort boat carrying the four who were confirmed dead and the three others is expected to arrive at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, at around 7 a.m.
The punishment demands for Shigeo Togo, a 59-year-old former president, and Tadao Iwaki, a 65-year-old former vice president, were both 18 months.
held a ceremony Monday to mark the completion of a second engine facility at its plant in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture.
Hidehiro Iwaki, director for regional economies and industries at the Cabinet Office, said the rise was attributable to such factors as rising shipments of the latest models of DVD players and cellular phones with built-in cameras, on the back of brisk exports to Asian economies.
The samples taken at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in late July, included a species of rockfish that measured 1,053 becquerels per kilogram.