Eiichiro Ishiyama

For Eiichiro Ishiyama's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tainted Fukushima towns stuck in time as decon crews plug away

National Apr 1, 2016

Tainted Fukushima towns stuck in time as decon crews plug away

Five years after the nuclear disaster triggered by the huge earthquake and tsunami, reconstruction has made little progress in parts of Fukushima Prefecture. A Kyodo News reporter drove National Route 6 northward to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to witness the lingering ...

Ryukyu pro-independence group quietly gathering momentum

National Jan 26, 2015

Ryukyu pro-independence group quietly gathering momentum

A tiny but earnest movement is underway to seek independence for Okinawa and the other islands in the Ryukyu Islands chain. The Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans, which represents native residents of the islands, said in its charter that "By ...

National Nov 22, 2003

Depleted uranium said polluting Samawah

Experts warn that Self-Defense Forces troops risk depleted uranium radiation exposure if they are deployed to Samawah in the south to help rebuild the country. According to European and U.S. news reports, and testimony by experts who carried out inspections in Iraq, it appears certain ...