Officials shift course on tainted soil storage

Jul 29, 2014

Officials shift course on tainted soil storage

In its quest to find a temporary home for soil tainted by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Abe administration says it will set a policy where temporary storage facilities will be built on land used but not owned by the government.

Mar 9, 2014

Naraha won't get waste storage site

At the request of Fukushima Gov. Yohei Sato, the government has decided to exclude one of three towns from the radioactive waste storage plan being developed in response to Fukushima nuclear crisis, sources close to the matter said. The feuding between Tokyo and the ...

Still hunting shadows three years after 3/11

Mar 8, 2014

Still hunting shadows three years after 3/11

by Jun Hongo

One of the great statistical mysteries that persist several years after a natural disaster is the figure that appears without fail each month in columns representing the number of people that are still missing. Almost three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and ...

Fukushima no-go district towns urged merged

Mar 6, 2013

Fukushima no-go district towns urged merged

The eight municipalities hit particularly hard by the nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture need to set a vision for the future that includes their possible merger, Toshitsuna Watanabe, mayor of Okuma, said in a recent interview. He added that the lack of agreement on ...