Abe celebrates Fukushima highway

Jiji Press DATE, Fukushima (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended on Saturday the opening ceremony of a section of a highway in Fukushima Prefecture being promoted as a state project to support reconstruction from the March 2011 disaster.

Referring to the targeted completion of the Soma-Fukushima highway in fiscal 2020, when the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held, Abe said, “I hope people from around the world will use this highway and experience a reconstructed Fukushima.”

Of the 45-kilometer Soma-Fukushima highway, a 17-kilometer section linking the Fukushima cities of Soma and Date opened on Saturday.Speech

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