Mar 10, 2016

Tepco's nuclear crisis has cost Japanese people ¥3.46 trillion

Japanese people have paid more than ¥3.46 trillion over the past five years in costs associated with the triple meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Jiji Press learned. The per capita cost of damages, decontamination work, measures against ...

Feb 20, 2016

Tohoku promotional event in Seoul canceled at last minute

A Japanese government event in Seoul intended primarily to promote the tsunami-hit Tohoku region has been canceled at the last minute, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Saturday. “We continued talks with South Korean authority but could not obtain permission to hold the event,” a ...

Dec 1, 2015

Tepco settles suit over suicide of Fukushima dairy farmer

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has agreed to make a payment to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a dairy farmer who committed suicide after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, the family’s lawyers said. The settlement was reached Tuesday in the Tokyo District ...

Police station near Fukushima nuclear plant restarts operations

Oct 2, 2015

Police station near Fukushima nuclear plant restarts operations

A police station near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant restarted some operations Thursday. Futaba Police Station in the Fukushima Prefecture town of Tomioka had been unusable since the March 2011 reactor meltdown at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant. At a ...