Jul 28, 2015

Removal starts of protective shroud over reactor at Fukushima No. 1

Tepco on Tuesday began dismantling the temporary shroud covering the wrecked reactor 1 building at the Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Co. installed the cover in October 2011 to keep radioactive materials from dispersing. Workers used a crane Tuesday to remove ...

Jul 21, 2015

3,100 Fukushima residents file for damages from Tepco

Around 3,100 residents in the city of Fukushima are demanding ¥18.3 billion in damages related to the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, lawyers said. A total of 3,107 residents of the Watari district want an out-of-court settlement for ...

Jun 25, 2015

Seoul, Tokyo still at odds over 3/11 fish import ban

Japan and South Korea held talks on Seoul’s import ban on Japanese fishery products in Geneva Wednesday under dispute settlement procedures of the World Trade Organization but failed to iron out their differences. The two sides, however, agreed to continue the talks on Thursday. ...

Jun 21, 2015

China, Japan discuss easing 3/11 curbs on food imports

A farm ministry official has met with a senior Chinese official in charge of food inspections to request that restrictions be eased of foods from areas tainted by radiation by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, sources said Sunday. During the meeting Friday in Beijing, ...