Commentary / World Apr 18, 2014

Ukraine's Chernobyl factor

by Bennett Ramberg

Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear specter of a different kind: the possibility that the country's reactors could become military targets in the event of a Russian invasion.

Keeping voices of Fukushima alive

National Feb 26, 2014

Keeping voices of Fukushima alive

by Keiji Hirano

A special exhibition at a gallery in a suburb outside of Tokyo is focusing on the suffering of people at the hands of man-made disasters. Marking the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels is displaying some 30 ...

Commentary | COUNTERPOINT Nov 30, 2013

Imagining post-nuclear Japan

by Jeff Kingston

Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has sent shock waves through the political establishment by calling for the end of nuclear power generation in Japan. "There is nothing more costly than nuclear power," Koizumi was quoted as saying during an interview with Tokyo Shimbun — ...

Rosy Fukushima health report faulted by experts

Voices | HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO Apr 9, 2013

Rosy Fukushima health report faulted by experts

Dear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, The February 2013 report by the World Health Organization on the predicted radiation effects of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear disaster provided some welcome news indeed. For example, Richard Wakeford of the University of Manchester wrote: "The additional risk is quite ...