Stephen Stapczynski
For Stephen Stapczynski's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2015
Tepco expects to begin freezing ice wall at Fukushima No. 1 by year-end
Tokyo Electric Power Co. expects to begin freezing a soil barrier by the end of the year to stop water entering the wrecked Fukushima nuclear facility.
Jul 30, 2015
Japan's reliance on coal, especially clean tech, poses costly challenge to cut emissions
Japan will depend on new coal technology that's more than twice the cost of traditional plants to meet its targets on reducing global warming pollution.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2015
Tepco seeks foreign seal of approval to restart nuclear plant
The utility's invitation to the world's top nuclear agency to review the safety of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa facility signals a desire to win support to restart the world's largest nuclear plant.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?