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The J-Village facility near Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will be used once again as a soccer training center, possibly from 2018, according to TEPCO.

Stakeholders, including TEPCO, Fukushima Prefecture and the Japan Football Association, have started talks to restore the original function of J-Village for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The power utility has been using the facility as a base for workers at the plant since the nuclear accident there in March 2011.

TEPCO decided to transfer the plant worker base elsewhere after Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Olympics in September.
“We are considering handing over J-Village after cleaning it up through decontamination work,” a TEPCO executive said, adding that using the facility as a training camp site would contribute to postdisaster reconstruction.

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J-Village to Reopen as Soccer Training Center (JiJi press)

TEPCO eyes restoring soccer facility used for Fukushima operation (Kyodo news)

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