Hideki Takahashi

For Hideki Takahashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The unsung hero of the meltdowns

| Oct 9, 2014

The unsung hero of the meltdowns

This is the last in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. Job titles and ages are as of March 2011. Nine months after the Fukushima No. 1 ...

Helplessness as reactor 2 lost cooling

| Sep 23, 2014

Helplessness as reactor 2 lost cooling

Ninth in a series: While reactors 1 and 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex suffered core meltdowns, the cooling system for reactor 2 continued to work for three days despite the loss of power following the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, ...

Tepco plea to evacuate enraged Kan

| Sep 23, 2014

Tepco plea to evacuate enraged Kan

10th in a series: A senior Tokyo Electric Power Co. official broke down and wept in the prime minister’s office when the utility felt it had exhausted all options to prevent an utter catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 plant.