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Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Mar 7, 2020
What ‘Fukushima 50’ can teach us about crises
Author and journalist Ryusho Kadota on how the nation's handling of the 3/11 triple disaster bodes for its ongoing response to COVID-19.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 7, 2020
Missing persons toll from 3/11 stands at 2,529, nine years on
The death toll rose to 15,899 in the 12 prefectures tracked after bones were found at a construction site in Iwate and off the coast of Miyagi.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 6, 2020
Paying cinematic tribute to the 'Fukushima 50'
Actor Koichi Sato discusses his role in 'Fukushima 50,' a film which looks at the events that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2020
Tohoku communities scaling down 3/11 memorial events due to coronavirus
Some municipalities have already postponed or canceled their own events.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 5, 2020
'Fukushima 50': A disaster film with real-life roots
Ken Watanabe and Koichi Sato star in the first film dramatization of the meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2020
3/11 recovery agency to remain open until 2031
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill that would extend until 2031 the life of the agency overseeing the recovery in areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 2, 2020
Almost 25% of those who died due to illness or stress after 3/11 had disabilities
Nearly a quarter of those who died of illness or stress linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the hardest-hit prefectures were people with disabilities, a Kyodo News survey released Sunday showed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / the argument: Fukushima water crisis
Feb 25, 2020
Releasing radioactive water would further damage Fukushima's reputation
The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / The Argument: radioactive water
Feb 25, 2020
Is ocean discharge the best solution to Fukushima No. 1's water crisis?
The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / the argument: Fukushima water crisis
Feb 25, 2020
It's time to release treated Fukushima water just like other coastal nuclear plants do
The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2020
Fukushima safe to host Tokyo Olympic torch relay, says governor
Fukushima Prefecture, devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is safe to host its leg of the Olympic torch relay, the prefecture's governor has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2020
Olympics minister denounces South Korean posters of Tokyo 2020 torch runner in a hazmat suit
Seiko Hashimoto, minister for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, on Friday denounced South Korean-made posters showing an Olympic torch relay runner wearing a hazmat suit and what appears to be radioactive material spewing from the torch.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 6, 2020
Government to get five more years to sell its shares in Japan Post and Tokyo Metro
The government plans to extend the deadline for selling shares in Japan Post Holdings Co. and Tokyo Metro Co. by five years from fiscal 2022, sources have said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2020
A trip to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant: Full-body suits and three layers of socks
Reuters was recently given exclusive access to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, where three reactors melted down in 2011 after a powerful earthquake and tsunami overwhelmed the seaside facility.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2020
Japan briefs embassies on planned release of contaminated water from Fukushima plant into ocean
Embassy officials from nearly two dozen countries are told about the plan to release tritium-tainted water from Fukushima No. 1.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jan 31, 2020
Delayed probe of Fukushima No. 1 reactor to push back fuel debris removal
A plan to remove fuel debris from the primary containment vessel of a reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is expected to be further pushed back after it became apparent that Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Ltd. will not be able to conduct an internal probe — a key step to start...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2020
Government-funded annual memorial ceremonies for March 2011 disasters to end in 2021
Government-funded memorial services each year commemorating the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami will end in 2021, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the massive disaster, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2020
Japan's nuclear regulator head calls on Tepco to beef up staff in wake of Fukushima decommissioning errors
The head of the nuclear regulator has called on the top executive of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings to beef up staff at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in the wake of a string of human errors in decommissioning work.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jan 17, 2020
India relief team chief brings home lessons from 3/11 Tohoku tsunami
The former head of an Indian government rescue team dispatched for relief operations in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, following the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in 2011 is sharing the lessons learned from the disaster-stricken town in his home country.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 14, 2020
Ebisu statue, lost following 2011 tsunami, pulled from waters off Miyagi
A statue of Ebisu, the Japanese god of fishermen and luck, was pulled from the sea Tuesday and will be given a new home near the Miyagi Prefecture port from which it was swept away during the devastating March 2011 tsunami.

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