Nov 19, 2016

Panel increasingly favors drastic Tepco reforms

A panel discussing reforms for Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is increasingly seeing a need for the utility to merge its nuclear and power grid operations with those of other companies, the chairman of the panel has said. The panel commissioned by the ...

A new luxury hotel — in Fukushima?

Nov 12, 2016

A new luxury hotel — in Fukushima?

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On March 11, 2011, the residents of Fukushima Prefecture felt the earth shake as a massive quake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan. But few could have predicted the explosions that would later follow or that the reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 ...

Gutted Fukushima shrine's famed wolf paintings reproduced

Nov 8, 2016

Gutted Fukushima shrine's famed wolf paintings reproduced

The famed wolf paintings on the ceiling of the gutted Yamatsumi Shrine in the village of Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, have been reproduced by Tokyo university art students and their teacher. The village remains off-limits due to radiation contamination following the March 2011 reactor core ...