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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 / Crime & Legal
Feb 5, 2023
Woman found dead after apparent robbery in northeastern Japan
Police said there is no indication at this stage that this incident is related to a string of robberies that have taken place across Japan since last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2023
Micronesia president says 'transparency' has eased Fukushima water concerns
David Panuelo's remarks stood in contrast to those he gave the U.N. General Assembly in September of his 'gravest concern' regarding Tokyo's plans.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 30, 2023
Woman who served in SDF sues state and assailants over sexual harassment
Rina Gonoi was subjected to a wide range of abuse on a daily basis from fall 2020 through August 2021.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2023
Yamagata pins hopes on shinkansen tunnel, but faces roadblocks
Looming over the move are the harsh conditions of Itaya Pass straddling Yamagata and Fukushima prefectures, which is battered by heavy snow in winter.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2023
Fukushima brewer uses AI to develop sake to pair with different fish species
The brewery plans to start selling its AI-paired sake soon to boost the revitalization of the nearby coastal area.
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
Jan 3, 2023
Reviving Japan's nuclear power industry will not be easy
All the country's reactors were shut down for safety checks after the Fukushima meltdown, and there are currently 33 considered operable. By mid-December, nine were generating electricity.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2023
'Big challenges': Choosing a nuclear career in Japan
In the decade after the Fukushima disaster, the number of atomic science students in Japan fell by more than a quarter, according to the education ministry.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 1, 2023
In the South Pacific, outcry over Japan’s plan to release Fukushima wastewater
It seems increasingly likely that solving the issue will jeopardize Japan's efforts to build closer bonds with its Pacific neighbors and exert greater influence in the region.
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 / 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
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Nov 28, 2022
Fukushima firm turns vegetable waste into eco-friendly plastic
The technology could enable cellulose to be mass-produced at a fraction of the usual price.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2022
Car driven by 97-year-old man kills woman and hurts four in Fukushima
The number of traffic accidents involving elderly drivers has been on the increase, with Japan's rapidly graying society serving as the backdrop.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 16, 2022
Japan’s changing nuclear energy policy
Under the government of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japan has sharply altered its thinking on nuclear power.

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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.
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