Dec 25, 2015

Evacuation advisory lifted for most of Kuchinoerabu after eruption

The Yakushima town government lifted Friday an evacuation advisory for most of the residential areas on Kuchinoerabu Island in southwestern Japan, some seven months after an explosive volcanic eruption on the island. The residents of the island, who have been evacuated to temporary compounds ...

Dec 20, 2015

Nuclear disaster drill held near Japan's only rebooted plant

Following its reactivation earlier this year, a nuclear disaster drill was held around the country’s sole working nuclear power plant on Sunday. About 3,600 officials and residents took part in the event to prepare for the possibility of a serious accident within 30 km ...

Dec 16, 2015

Evacuation plan compiled for residents around Takahama nuclear plant

The Cabinet Office and three western prefectures finalized an evacuation plan Wednesday for residents living within 30 kilometers of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s idled Takahama nuclear plant. The proposal is expected to be approved on Friday by the Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Commission that is ...