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Zero carbon energy accounts for 28% of Japan's grid, falling short of countries like Germany, whose share of clean energy generation reached 58% last year.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 6, 2023
How Japan became the land the energy transition forgot
Its symbol may be the rising sun, but a wholesale adoption of renewables by Japan is light years away, mired in bureaucratic and technical hurdles.
Children learn about nature on one of Odyssey's fishing trips in 2022.
ENVIRONMENT
Sep 6, 2023
After 3/11, an environment education rethink takes shape in Japan
The thinking behind Odyssey is that interacting with nature will foster an ability to think critically about current socioenvironmental issues.
Nestled behind a seawall on the Pacific coast are the Minamisoma Mano-Migita-Ebi solar power plant and the Manyo no Sato wind farm. The 2011 tsunami struck this portion of the coast with a wave that is reported to have been around 18 meters high.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy / OUR PLANET
Sep 5, 2023
How a nuclear disaster turned Fukushima into a renewables leader
Following 3/11 — and the cratering of support for nuclear energy — Fukushima positioned itself at the forefront of Japan’s low-carbon transition.
The Advanced Liquid Processing System, used for treating accumulated contaminated water, is seen during a media tour of the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 21.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 7, 2023
Japan to start Fukushima water release as early as late August
The government will make a final decision on the matter following further internal deliberations and diplomatic discussions with its allies.
People pray in the city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, on March 11 this year, the 12th anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated the country's northeast.
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2023
Three bodies identified 12 years after March 11 disaster
The identities were confirmed in June this year through mitochondrial DNA testing.
The European Union on Thursday removed its import restrictions on Japanese food that had been in place since the nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011.
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2023
EU, Norway, Iceland lift post-Fukushima curbs on Japanese food
The EU, Norway and Iceland lifted import restrictions they imposed on food products from parts of Japan after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.
Japanese imports of seafood in a supermarket in Hong Kong on July 12
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2023
China's blanket seafood testing deals blow to Japanese firms
The newly implemented testing is seen as a move to pressure Tokyo over its plan to begin releasing treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2023
China’s blanket testing for Japanese seafood affecting Japanese businesses
Seafood from five Japanese firms remains at Chinese customs, running the risk of a ¥100 million loss if they end up spoiling.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2023
China's blanket seafood testing deals blow to Japanese firms
The newly implemented testing is seen as a move to pressure Tokyo over its plan to begin releasing treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 19, 2023
Japan seeks experts' dialogue with China on Fukushima water release
China, which remains opposed to the plan, has yet to respond to the call for a working-level consultation, sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 19, 2023
China’s blanket radiation testing could spell trouble for Japanese seafood imports
The news comes ahead of Japan’s plan to begin releasing treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant into the sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jul 16, 2023
Why China is opposed to the release of treated water in Fukushima
Japan"s plan is facing a strong backlash from China, South Korea and other locations in the Pacific. But where are the concerns coming from?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 14, 2023
Japan calls on China to approach Fukushima water release in 'scientific manner'
The issue of the water release took up a substantive amount of the hourlong talks between the nations" top diplomats, but the two did not come to a clear agreement on the matter.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2023
Japan assures safety of Fukushima water at ASEAN-plus-3 talks
No participants at the meeting explicitly opposed the plan except for China, which has repeatedly urged Japan not to go through with the discharge.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2023
EU lifts post-Fukushima disaster import curbs on Japanese foods
The restrictions have been in place since the 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2023
South Korea's Yoon asks to send experts to monitor Fukushima water release
The two leaders held a meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Lithuania, during which they also condemned North Korea"s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 12, 2023
Fukushima-born Jun Endo ready to run free for Japan at World Cup
The Angel City forward recalls watching the 2011 final in the middle of the night with her parents and three siblings, describing it as "a turning point" in her life.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2023
Ukraine police begin war dead identification training in Japan
The 10 Ukrainian police officials will be trained on mass autopsy procedures, collection of specimens and DNA analysis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2023
IAEA chief says 'absolutely logical' Fukushima water release draws regional interest
Grossi also said he understands concerns over the Fukushima water release but says a review by the IAEA released last week found it was "in conformity with international safety standards."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2023
IAEA chief's visit to South Korea draws protests against Fukushima water release
The protests came despite Seoul"s announcement that it respected the IAEA"s report and that its own analysis had found the release will not have "any meaningful impact" on its waters.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves