Feb 19, 2015

Foreign advisers fear for loss of nuclear regulator's independence

International advisers to the Nuclear Regulation Authority are worried that a mandatory review of its performance could lead to a loss of independence for the body, created in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. A lack of independent regulatory oversight of Tokyo ...

Feb 13, 2015

Recovery slow in disaster-zone fish processing industries

A Fisheries Agency survey revealed Thursday that the pace of reconstruction has been slow in fish processing industries in five coastal prefectures hit hard by the tsunami caused by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011. Only 50 percent of the surveyed companies in ...

Feb 11, 2015

Tepco offers to keep contract with Japan Atomic Power

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to keep its business contract with Japan Atomic Power Co. in place if the nuclear power firm helps Tepco decommission its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, informed sources said Wednesday. Japan Atomic Power relies on basic fees it ...

Jan 23, 2015

JR East to run bus through Fukushima no-entry zone

East Japan Railway Co. said Thursday it will start a bus service through the effective exclusion zone around Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear station. The service, starting on Jan. 31, will be the first public transport to enter the zone ...