May 30, 2014

Sendai evac plan may take 29 hours: Kagoshima

The Kagoshima Prefectural Government estimates it will take about 29 hours for most people living within 30 km of the Sendai nuclear power plant to flee by vehicle in case of a serious nuclear accident. The estimate Thursday comes at a time when Kyushu ...

May 26, 2014

Tepco ordered to pay damages to nuke evacuee

The Kyoto District Court has ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay millions of yen in damages to a man who evacuated Fukushima Prefecture due to the March 2011 nuclear disaster, sources close to the matter said on Monday. It is the first time ...

China starts mass evac from Vietnam after getting taste of riots

May 19, 2014

China starts mass evac from Vietnam after getting taste of riots

Almost 1,000 Chinese citizens were evacuated from riot-hit Vietnam by sea on Monday, with another three ships following, as Hanoi stifled fresh protests over a territorial dispute and foreign investors counted the cost. The passenger ship Wuzhishan left the central Vietnamese port of Vung ...

Firms find ways to tap power of interactive TV

Apr 25, 2014

Firms find ways to tap power of interactive TV

by Shin Hara

The use of television for purposes other than broadcasting, such as checking on the well-being of seniors living alone, is increasing in Japan. A consortium of TV Asahi Corp., Hitachi Ltd. and other entities, including the government-backed Urban Renaissance Agency, is undertaking an experiment ...

Apr 17, 2014

Dose study kept from returnees

The government sat on a radiation report about flawed dosimeter readings around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant for six months while telling residents it was safe to return.

Futaba school ceremonies restarted

Apr 7, 2014

Futaba school ceremonies restarted

For the first time since the nuclear crisis began, the evacuated town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, like elsewhere around the country, held opening ceremonies for schools and kindergartens on Monday — albeit at a new location in the neighboring city of Iwaki. Until Monday, ...

Tohoku residents rattled by latest evacuation

Apr 3, 2014

Tohoku residents rattled by latest evacuation

Residents of coastal areas in the Tohoku region sought refuge in nearby facilities early Thursday after an earthquake off Chile’s northern coast on Tuesday night triggered a tsunami alert. “I’m fed up with tsunami,” said Masaki Murakami, a 26-year-old company worker who took shelter ...