/ Mar 9, 2017

JFA reveals plan to help rebuild Fukushima Prefecture

The Japan Football Association on Thursday adopted an action plan that focuses on helping Fukushima Prefecture continue its recovery from the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. The prefecture is home to the J-Village soccer training center, which has been used as the ...

Fukushima reactor cooling halted after staff error

Dec 5, 2016

Fukushima reactor cooling halted after staff error

Cooling water injections into the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan were halted for about an hour Monday morning, according to operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. During the suspension, Tepco was unable to inject ...

Public protest in Japan: Power to the people?

Dec 20, 2014

Public protest in Japan: Power to the people?

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“Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press and all other forms of expression are guaranteed.” — Article 21, Constitution of Japan “I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.” — Henry David Thoreau, ...

Apr 2, 2014

Fishermen give Tepco green light

Fishermen have given Tepco a green light to attempt to reduce the flow of groundwater into the reactor buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant by diverting it directly into the sea.

Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'

Feb 1, 2014

Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'

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The man in the black-and-white photograph wore a dark jacket with wide lapels. His hair was cut short and parted to one side. His eyes were directed toward the camera as if he were looking directly at me. I recognized him immediately: Chiune Sugihara, ...