Public protest in Japan: Power to the people?

Dec 20, 2014

Public protest in Japan: Power to the people?

by Eric Johnston

“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.

Apr 1, 2014

No Tepco rate hike this year

New Tepco Chairman Fumio Sudo said the utility will not hike rates later this year even if the restart of its huge nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture is delayed. Acknowledging that Tokyo Electric Power Co. as operator of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 ...

Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'

Feb 1, 2014

Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'

by Alon Adika

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, ...

Top billings of 2013

Dec 25, 2013

Top billings of 2013

by Nobuko Tanaka

Although all Japan’s 50 reactors have been shut down since September, cleaning up in the wake of the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is making very slow progress and tens of thousands of people still live in temporary ...

Jul 27, 2013

Fukushima trench water crisis returns

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that the trench problem at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has cropped up again and is sending highly radioactive water into the sea. The water in the underground passage, which runs under the turbine building of ...