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Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Dec 25, 2022
Russia's war eclipses opposition to Japan's nuclear policy shift
Concerns about nuclear energy have been overshadowed by soaring prices for essential goods driven by the Ukraine crisis and instability in the world economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 22, 2022
Japanese panel approves return to nuclear power as disaster memories fade
Japan's move to extend nuclear reactor lifespans reflects a shift in public opinion as the country struggles with the threat of blackouts amid Russia's war in Ukraine and extreme weather.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 15, 2022
Same levy, different name: Reconstruction tax to be shifted to defense spending
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's latest plan to fund a defense budget hike is to create a new defense tax.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 13, 2022
Controversy grows over proposed use of Tohoku funds to cover defense spending
The government is eyeing using a special tax designed to finance reconstruction costs for areas affected by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Dec 12, 2022
Miyagi fisheries industry fears impact of treated radioactive water release
The water, which contains hard-to-remove tritium, is expected to be discharged to the ocean from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant as early as next spring.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 24, 2022
Musk must preserve Twitter’s most vital function
The platform's experience in Japan shows how it can play a crucial role in providing a public service during times of disaster — if Elon Musk doesn't break it.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 24, 2022
As water-related disasters mount, experts call for more warning tech
Risk assessment tools and early warning technologies are necessary to mitigate the damage such disasters cause, a leading Japanese researcher on disaster risk reduction has said.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 12, 2022
All aboard one of Japan's most scenic train lines
Perhaps it was because of his photographer's eye, but Kenko Hoshi seemed to see promise in a damaged railway that could help save his community.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 29, 2022
Miyagi gathering helps brighten lives of problem drinkers after 2011 quake
Data has indicated a steep rise in the number of people seeking advice about alcohol consumption from prefectural mental health welfare centers and municipalities in parts of Tohoku.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Sep 26, 2022
Businesses worry about reputational damage from Fukushima water discharge
People in Ibaraki Prefecture are concerned that the release of treated water will harm the reputation of local fishery products.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 23, 2022
At U.N., Micronesia denounces Japan's plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific
David Panuelo said the Pacific island state had the 'gravest concern' about Japan's decision to release treated water into the ocean.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2022
Kishida pledges to accelerate Fukushima reconstruction
'We will make use of research and development, industrialization and human resources development to accelerate Fukushima's creative reconstruction,' the prime minister said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2022
Minister vows to fight Japanese food import curbs stemming from nuclear concerns
Japan's reconstruction minister unveiled a plan to establish a panel of experts to discuss tackling misunderstandings about the planned release of treated radioactive water.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2022
New submersion method being considered for Fukushima debris cleanup
The government and Tepco are operating under a plan to complete debris removal and finish decommissioning work sometime between 2041 and 2051.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2022
Evacuation order finally lifted for Fukushima nuclear plant town
Although residents are now allowed to return home to Futaba, over 80% of the municipality, by acreage, remains designated as 'difficult-to-return' zones.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Aug 29, 2022
One year on, Tohoku searching for legacy of ‘reconstruction Olympics’
Disaster-hit areas had welcomed the Olympics as an opportunity to express gratitude for global support after the 2011 quake, but the Tokyo 2020 Games were heavily affected by the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2022
Police box reopens in Fukushima nuclear plant town after 11-year closure
The residential police box, located approximately 3 kilometers northwest of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, will house one officer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 18, 2022
Japan industry minister inspects crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
Yasutoshi Nishimura is also scheduled to meet with officials of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, chiefs of local governments and the prefectural assembly.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 31, 2022
10 years after nationalization, Tepco still faces mounting challenges
Tepco has struggled to restore its reputation and compensate for its role in the triple-meltdown nuclear crisis in Fukushima.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 27, 2022
Fukushima town ready to lift evacuation order but only 10% of residents wish to return
The area where the order will be lifted has been used for decontamination work to reduce radiation levels, as well as infrastructure development.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on