Photog returns home to chronicle Fukushima

Jun 14, 2014

Photog returns home to chronicle Fukushima

by Akiko Yamaguchi

As a photographer whose roots are in Fukushima, Tadao Mitome feels a duty to continue capturing images of the area to document the effects of the nuclear disaster triggered by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. On March 11 this year, the third ...

May 28, 2014

Lawmakers to push Abe on Russia gas link

Diet members are renewing the push for a ¥600 billion natural gas pipeline from Russia, which last week signed a supply deal with China, in a bid to cut energy costs after the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima. A group of 33 lawmakers is ...

May 14, 2014

NRA blames plant operators for prolonged reactor safety checks

The head of the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday that nuclear power plant operators, rather than regulators, are the ones to blame for the prolonged safety review of reactors that started last July. “We are working hard so that the assessment process will be ...

Kennedy tours wrecked Fukushima plant for first time

May 14, 2014

Kennedy tours wrecked Fukushima plant for first time

Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, got a firsthand look Wednesday inside the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kennedy, wearing a yellow helmet and a white protective suit with her last name emblazoned on it, ...

Japan to start providing food radiation check data to Taiwan

May 3, 2014

Japan to start providing food radiation check data to Taiwan

Japan will provide documentation on radiation checks for food products exported to Taiwan from next month, according to health authorities in Taipei. While Japan has been providing such information to other countries since the start of the Fukushima crisis in March 2011, it has ...