Four years on, it's still not clear whether Tokyo Electrip Power Co. has learned anything, or why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has not demanded accountability from the company tht gave the world its worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
Four years after the 3/11 disasters, the government needs to look closely at what can be done to support people in the disaster-ravaged areas of Tohoku and take flexible steps to help them stand on their feet again.
Reports that power companies are considering decommissioning older nuclear power reactors indicate that they are selectively weighing the costs of their meeting safety criteria that has been tightened in the wake of the 2011 disaster at Fukushima.
Prosecutors need to take a hard look at a recommendation by a judicial panel of citizens that Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s top executives before and during the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant be held criminally responsible.
Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear specter of a different kind: the possibility that the country's reactors could become military targets in the event of a Russian invasion.
In March 2011 all of Japan was united by the terrible experience of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Three years later this unity is increasingly fracturing as a more uneven reality emerges.