Jun 7, 2016

Japan, China agree to cooperate on nuclear safety

Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa and her Chinese counterpart, Chen Jining, have agreed to cooperate on nuclear plant safety and fight against air pollution. In contrast to Japan-China tensions over history and maritime issues, Marukawa and Chen said during a meeting Tuesday in Beijing that ...

Japan's environment minister withdraws radiation remarks

Feb 12, 2016

Japan's environment minister withdraws radiation remarks

Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa on Friday withdrew remarks she reportedly made about the government’s radiation decontamination target following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Speaking at a news conference, Marukawa said she apologizes from the bottom of her heart to those suffering from the ...