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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 1, 2019
Prosecutors appeal acquittal of former Tepco execs over Fukushima nuclear disaster
An appeal has been filed with the Tokyo High Court challenging the acquittal of three former Tepco executives over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Sep 29, 2019
The Tepco verdict is predictable but not insignificant
Three Tepco executives are acquitted of criminal negligence in the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster. Did the court recognize the unfairness of holding only three people responsible for a crisis that had much broader causes?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2019
Forever tied to nuclear disaster, Fukushima residents hope for PR boost from 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Two softball games and one baseball game in Fukushima next summer may be little more than an 2020 Olympic cameo, but local fans are thrilled to have them, largely in the hopes they will give their prefecture a badly needed public relations boost.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 23, 2019
Museum dedicated to March 2011 tsunami disaster opens in Iwate Prefecture
A museum aimed at passing on the lessons of the March 2011 tsunami to future generations opened Sunday in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture.
EDITORIALS
Sep 20, 2019
Acquittals don't absolve Tepco of blame for disaster
The acquittals of the former Tepco executives highlight the limitations of criminal trials in pursuing the responsibility of executives of large firms for serious accidents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 19, 2019
Former Tepco executives found not guilty of criminal negligence in Fukushima nuclear disaster
Three former senior executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. are acquitted of professional negligence relating to the 2011 crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2019
Eight years since nuclear disaster, Fukushima hopes Rugby World Cup can clean up its image
On pristine pitches in northeastern Japan, the Argentine men's rugby team practiced their scrums, line-outs and set plays in the sunshine in preparation for their opening game against France this week in the Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2019
Osaka mayor Ichiro Matsui offers to take in tainted Fukushima water and dump it into Osaka Bay
Ichiro Matsui, the mayor of Osaka and head of Nippon Ishin no Kai, said Tuesday that water tainted by radioactive tritium from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could — if proven environmentally safe — be sent to Osaka and dumped into Osaka Bay.
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Sep 13, 2019
Fukushima Prefecture sets sights on flying cars to boost recovery and local industry
The Fukushima Prefectural Government is leading a collaborative effort involving companies from different industries and a robotics testing field to invent a flying car.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2019
Japan's nuclear watchdog to restart probe on causes of meltdown at Fukushima No. 1
The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to resume a probe into the causes of meltdowns in 2011 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, having determined that radiation levels have fallen enough to allow investigators to access the site.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Sep 6, 2019
Rent hikes for surviving 3/11 residents cause mass exodus of young families in Sendai
Eight years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, some survivors of the disaster still live in uncertainty as they fall between the cracks of governmental policy that is meant to support them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2019
Japan tells diplomats no decision yet on contaminated Fukushima water
Government officials on Wednesday told diplomats they were still considering options for handling contaminated water at the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant amid worries the water may be dumped into the ocean.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2019
Government to send officials to disaster-hit Fukushima to expand resumption of farming
The agriculture ministry said Tuesday it will send officials to 12 municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture that were hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster to help farmers there resume agricultural production.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 16, 2019
Japanese team developing AI-based system to forecast chance of tsunami and scale of damage
Drawing lessons from one of the worst disasters in the nation's history, a team of Japanese researchers is developing an artificial intelligence-based tsunami-forecasting system set for release in fiscal 2020 that could help limit loss of life and property in future calamities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2019
Tepco toughens stance toward nuclear disaster damages settlement
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is more reluctant to accept recommendations for a settlement of damages claims by people affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 31, 2019
Fukushima governor accepts Tepco plan to scrap No. 2 nuclear plant and store spent fuel on site
In a meeting with the president of the utility, the governor also accepted its plan to build an on-site storage facility to store spent nuclear fuel.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jun 16, 2019
At Fukushima's ground zero, a town slowly comes back to life
Shigeru Niitsuma moved back into Okuma's Ogawara district on June 1 — the first day residents were allowed to move into disaster-relief housing since the triple core meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant forced them to leave town in 2011.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 16, 2019
Former All Blacks player recalls the day Kamaishi was washed away
March 11, 2011, is a date that will stick long in the memory of former All Black Pita Alatini, and not just because it was his birthday and he was in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jun 10, 2019
Tohoku residents try to keep memory of 3/11 quake and tsunami alive through VR and wreckage
Conveying the fear of when a massive earthquake and tsunami strike is no easy feat.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2019
Stray fishing boat turns up eight years after Japan's devastating tsunami
A fishing boat swept away from Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, by the March 2011 tsunami was discovered recently off Kochi Prefecture, about 900 kilometers from its home port, officials said.

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