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For Miya Tanaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

May 10, 2015

Offspring upholding hibakusha legacy

As aging hibakusha find it increasingly difficult to travel abroad to speak about the horrors of the nuclear attacks nearly 70 years ago, their children are stepping up efforts to follow in their footsteps. Toyoko Tasaki, 46, and Yukino Hirayama, 57, both living in ...

Companies finally learning women make up half of all farmers

Dec 29, 2014

Companies finally learning women make up half of all farmers

Ask a female farmer about the equipment available to her and she may well complain about the lack of attractive working clothes or machinery that is just plain difficult to handle. But now she can expect some improvement. The government is stepping up efforts ...

Critics hit nuke power justification

| Apr 16, 2014

Critics hit nuke power justification

The new Basic Energy Plan endorsed last week that underscores the need to continue to use nuclear power, marking an important milestone in energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster started. But the content of the plan still appears open ...

Tepco haunted by mismanagement

| Mar 6, 2014

Tepco haunted by mismanagement

Tepco has been walking a tightrope at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant for the last three years, and many of its missteps have been glaring. Having to clean up the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl was never going to be simple or easy, ...

World's 'toughest nuclear safety standards' take effect

| Jul 8, 2013

World's 'toughest nuclear safety standards' take effect

Japan on Monday ushered in what regulators call the world’s toughest safety standards for atomic power plants, determined to prevent another disaster like the March 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 complex. But the Nuclear Regulation Authority, power utilities and ...