Tepco tech chief disputes Abe's 'under control' assertion

Sep 13, 2013

Tepco tech chief disputes Abe's 'under control' assertion

A Tokyo Electric Power Co. executive created a stir Friday by stating that he doesn’t believe the radioactive water leaks at the Fukushima No. 1 plant are under control — contradicting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bold assertions in Tokyo’s Olympics presentation in Buenos Aires. ...

Strange bedfellows: LDP, DPJ politicians tie the knot

Sep 11, 2013

Strange bedfellows: LDP, DPJ politicians tie the knot

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko, a key aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and politician Kumiko Hayashi of the Democratic Party of Japan recently got married, secretaries to the lawmakers said Wednesday. It is rare for a senior official in the prime minister’s ...

Sep 10, 2013

Abe's assurance to IOC on nuclear plant called into question

One question that emerged among the public immediately after Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics was whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an incorrect statement, or told an outright lie, about the contaminated water issue at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear ...

Sep 3, 2013

Abe steps in to tackle nuclear water crisis

After putting off spending taxpayer money as long as it could, the Abe administration announces that it will earmark at least ¥47 billion to stop contaminated water from leaking at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

NRA looks to raise leak severity level

Aug 21, 2013

NRA looks to raise leak severity level

The Nuclear Regulation Authority proposes raising the severity status of the recent radioactive water leak from a tank at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to level 3 from 1 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES).

Tank at No. 1 lost 300 tons of radioactive water

Aug 20, 2013

Tank at No. 1 lost 300 tons of radioactive water

About 300 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from a tank at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as of Tuesday afternoon, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. Tepco claims none of the water, which had been used to cool its stricken ...

Recipe site whips up English version

Aug 20, 2013

Recipe site whips up English version

Authentic recipes of homemade meals that are rarely tasted at Japanese restaurants are a subject of interest to many outsiders. For those who want to know what’s cooked daily in the kitchens of ordinary Japanese households and even want to know how to cook ...