Fukushima nuclear crisis far from over, Kan says

Jan 28, 2016

Fukushima nuclear crisis far from over, Kan says

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant is not over five years since a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered the meltdowns. “There is no doubt” radioactive materials have been seeping into the sea after ...

Dec 3, 2015

Ex-Prime Minister Kan loses libel suit against Abe

A Japanese court rejected Thursday an ¥11 million damages claim filed by former Prime Minister Naoto Kan over alleged defamation through an email newsletter by incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that discussed how Kan responded to the 2011 nuclear disaster. In the lawsuit filed ...

Aug 26, 2014

Kan seeks full disclosure of testimony on nuclear crisis

Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan called Tuesday for the full disclosure of testimony regarding the Fukushima nuclear crisis, including that of plant chief Masao Yoshida. Kan, prime minister during the March 2011 disaster, welcomed the Abe administration’s decision to release Yoshida’s testimony in September. ...

Feb 27, 2014

Decision not to indict Kan over 3/11 upheld

An independent judicial panel has upheld the Tokyo prosecutors’ decision last September not to indict former Prime Minister Naoto Kan and five other people over the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, panel sources said. The 11-member panel of citizens reviewed the ...