Toyo town hall
Location of Tōyō in Kōchi Prefecture
|• Total||74.09 km2 (28.61 sq mi)|
|Population (March 31, 2017)|
|• Density||35/km2 (91/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Yasuoki Tashima, the former mayor of the town, brought national and worldwide attention when he applied to host Japan's high level nuclear waste repository in Tōyō. The plan was met with resistance from the town and he lost a subsequent election and resigned. He has expressed intention to run again.
- "Official website of Tōyō Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Tōyō Town. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
- Nuclear Waste News - Information, Compliance, Enforcement, Political Developments, Litigation, Nuclear Waste Management Projects and More
- Japan town dumps mayor - and nuclear waste site | U.S. | Reuters
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