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Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 10, 2023
How the 3/11 disasters set in motion an evolution of the U.S.-Japan alliance
The March 11, 2011, tragedy prompted a broad and important shift for the Self-Defense Forces and the country’s military alliance with the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2023
Twelve years after 3/11, dispute grows over Fukushima’s radioactive soil
The central government has pledged to — and is legally obliged to — move all of the soil out of Fukushima Prefecture by 2045.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 10, 2023
Preparing the SDF for tomorrow’s fight and today’s needs
How does the SDF balance between posturing for the combat operations of tomorrow and the disaster relief missions of today?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 9, 2023
Ten years on, reconstruction tax continues to stir debate
Critics have increasingly pointed out misuse of the budget, resulting in growing demands across the political spectrum for stricter criteria for allocating funds.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2023
Continuing to live after losing six family members on March 11
'I cry while I drink alone at night. When that happens, I have no choice but to drink till I can settle down,' says Masahiro Oka, who lost six family members in the March 2011 tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2023
Many shuttered post offices have reopened since 2011 disaster
The disaster caused the temporary closure of 159 post offices, after they were destroyed or washed away. Of those, 120 had been reopened by last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2023
Nuclear power revival reaches Japan, home of the last meltdown
Faced with rising heating bills this winter after a sweltering summer spent worrying about blackouts, more people are now reappraising the benefits of cheaper and more stable energy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2023
In the shadow of the Fukushima disaster, an unusual experiment in rewilding
Wild animals have been thriving and expanding their habitat around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant since 2011, giving researchers a glimpse of nature’s resilience to radiation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 1, 2023
Quakes are inevitable. Huge death tolls are not.
Better building standards mean earthquakes need not turn into the devastation seen in Turkey and Syria. The world should pay attention.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2023
12 years after 3/11, Miyagi's governor wants world to see prefecture's recovery
The prefecture, which was devastated by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, will host a meeting of science and technology ministers from the G7 advanced economies this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2023
Japan plans to seek G7 endorsement on discharge of Fukushima treated water
The move reflects a government effort to emphasize the safety of the treated water, which contains low-level concentrations of tritium, while fishing communities oppose the plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2023
Limited impact on South Korean waters from Fukushima release, study claims
The South Korean government analysis comes as the country's President Yoon Suk-yeol seeks to improve relations with Japan after years of tensions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Feb 15, 2023
The controversial plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant's wastewater
Tepco says the water has been filtered to remove most radioactive elements, and calls the release both safe and necessary, but there has been domestic and international opposition.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2023
Gold bars worth over ¥500 million donated to quake-hit village
The municipal government of Tanohata in Iwate Prefecture said it was considering using the proceeds from the sale of the 120 bars for child-rearing support and rebuilding the village office.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 30, 2023
From lessons of 3/11, Japan scientists share knowledge of disaster resilience across Pacific
As Japan’s top researchers continue to glean new information from 3/11, some scientists are aiming to pass on that knowledge to the rest of the disaster-prone Pacific Rim.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2023
Pacific islands urge Japan to delay release of Fukushima waste over contamination fears
Japan said last week that water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could be released into the sea around this spring or summer, raising concerns from island nations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 18, 2023
Tokyo court upholds acquittal for ex-Tepco executives over Fukushima nuclear crisis
The court's decision followed a 2019 ruling that the utility's former chairman and two former vice presidents could not have predicted the massive tsunami that crippled the power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2023
Fukushima treated water likely to be discharged in spring or summer
A revised policy on the disposal of the treated water, as well as financial support for affected fishing communities, was endorsed during a meeting of relevant Cabinet ministers on Friday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 11, 2023
Japan needs to reassure neighbors on release and safety of treated radioactive water
Scientists have concluded that the plan to discharge the ALPS-treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the ocean is the most realistic solution to the storage issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 9, 2023
How researchers in disaster-prone Japan and the Pacific are rethinking city design
In the years following the 2011 megaquake and tsunami, seawalls have proliferated along northeastern Japan's Pacific coast. Some researchers are pushing for an alternative approach.

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