Fukui’s Parent and Child Dinosaur Travel Along Highway for “Hibernation”

Fukui’s Parent and Child Dinosaur Travel Along Highway for “Hibernation”

From Michi-no-Eki Kuzuryu to Warehouse Protected from Snow

On November 25th, before the arrival of the full-scale winter season, two monuments of an adults and child dinosaur, installed at “Michi-no-Eki Kuzuryu” (Asahi, Ono City, Fukui Prefecture), has made its way into a warehouse, to shelter from the upcoming snowfall. The surrounding mountains were covered with white morning frost, as the large dinosaurs were steadily transported along the roughly one kilometer of road.

The adult dinosaur monument’s full length measures at 12 metres, weighing 3 tonnes, while the child dinosaur monument measures at 4.6 metres and weighs 1 tonne. The monuments have become a symbol of the Izumi District within Ono City, giving visitors an enjoyable sight as the dinosaur occasionally roars, while moving its head. To protect the dinosaurs from damage from the snowfall, it stays protected within a warehouse every winter.

On the day of the move, 10 Michi-no-Eki employees and Ono City staff worked together to transport the monuments, with each dinosaur mounted on its own platform, carefully pulled along by a truck; the move took roughly 30 minutes. A woman visiting the Michi-no-Eki, from Kanagawa Prefecture’s Kawasaki City, expressed, “I’m fortunate to be able to see the dinosaurs’ move; it is a memorable occasion”, taking pictures with a smile.

The dinosaurs are scheduled to return to Michi-no-Eki Kuzuryu during the beginning of April.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1213014

Fukui Prefecture, Oi Nuclear Power Plant Labourer Infected With COVID-19

Fukui Prefecture, Oi Nuclear Power Plant Labourer Infected With COVID-19

December 3rd Report, 150 People to Undergo PCR Tests,

On December 3rd, Fukui Prefecture and the Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO) reported that a male labourer (40s) from Kanagawa Prefecture was infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); the man is an employed by a company involved in construction work at the Oi Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 (in Oi Town, Fukui Prefecture). The man has been in Fukui Prefecture since November 26th. On the 30th, after a positive COVID-19 test of a family member living within the same residence, the man quarantined himself in a dormitory within Obama City, as a close contact. On December 2nd, PCR test results showed positive for COVID-19. He is experiencing light symptoms, including a cough.

150 employees of the same company are undergoing PCR testing; 2 close contacts have currently tested negative.

Source: https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/1217470