Tag - fukushima-3



Feb 10, 2013
Nuclear power and press freedom
Japan's plunge in a global ranking of press freedom is attributed solely to poor access to information on the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2013
Evacuee suits target Tepco, government
Fukushima residents forced out of their homes by the nuclear crisis plan to file group damages suits against the government and Tepco on the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2013
How to cope when home is where the radiation is?
When she hears the phrase "a sense of home," filmmaker Michale Boganim always endures a wave of sadness. "Home can mean a whole lot of things, but to me it has connotations of displacement and loss," she tells The Japan Times. "I come from a family that was always moving around, and even as we were moving, I'd be wondering what a real home was, and about laying down roots. It's a theme I'll always be exploring."
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2013
'Land of Oblivion'
It's 1996. Anya (Olga Kurylenko) works as a guide on a tour bus that takes people through Pripyat, a town located just 3 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The tourists, all of varying ages and nationalities, listen somewhat bored to Anya's descriptions of April 26, 1986, a decade earlier, when the entire region was drenched in a cold, hard rain and sinister dense smoke rose out of the power plant chimneys.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 5, 2013
Tepco's net loss projection snowballs to ¥120 billion for 2012
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday it expects to record a ¥120 billion group net loss for the year ending in March instead of ¥45 billion as previously forecasted on expanding fuel costs for thermal power generation caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Jan 30, 2013
¥156 billion for nuclear projects
The government earmarked Tuesday ¥156.4 billion for the industry ministry to accelerate efforts to scrap the Fukushima No. 1 plant's reactors and support companies seeking to export nuclear technologies in the draft budget for the next fiscal year.
Jan 29, 2013
Fukushima kids' thyroids said safe
Radiation levels in the thyroid glands of 1-year-old children living around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are estimated to be less than 30 millisieverts in most cases, a research team at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences said Sunday.
Jan 25, 2013
Tepco plans to dump 'cleaned' Fukushima No. 1 water
Tepco is seeking to discharge contaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the Pacific after removing radioactive substances to meet permissible levels.
Reader Mail
Jan 19, 2013
Concern for Fukushima people
I want to express my appreciation for The Japan Times' coverage of Dr. Masaharu Tsubokura's work monitoring internal radioactive contamination of people living in Fukushima, as reported in the Jan. 10 article "As radiation fears dwindle, so do checkups."
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jan 19, 2013
Fukushima's powder paradise
I seem to have the whole mountain to myself. The vast majesty of Fukushima Prefecture spreads out below me, all around. Up here, skiing on powdery snow, zigzagging through challenging moguls, it's easy to forget about the nuclear reactors 120 km away.
Japan Times
Jan 14, 2013
Advising Abe on the wisdom of a nuclear restart
Readers offer some advice to the new prime minister on the contentious issue of nuclear power in post-3/11 Japan.
Japan Times
Jan 1, 2013
The year for non-Japanese in '12: a top 10
Back by popular demand, here is JBC's roundup of the top 10 human rights events that most affected non-Japanese (NJ) residents of Japan in 2012, in ascending order.
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2012
The year in quotes: 25 windows on the way things were in 2012
It was a year dominated by Japan's spats with its most powerful neighbors, China and South Korea, over tiny specks in the sea, and by national soul-searching over nuclear power and the calamity that struck Japan in March 2011. It ended with the stunning political resurrection of the Liberal Democratic Party. In between, there were memorable faux pas on homosexuality, welfare and official sexism.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Nov 12, 2012
Today's J-Blip: Safecast iOS app
Safecast bundles piece of mind into a virtual Geiger counter that draws from its independently collected radiation readings.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 11, 2012
Fans irked by a nuclear-free Doraemon
The post-3/11 version of Japan's beloved robot cat now runs on ... magic?
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2012
Did hearings on Japan's energy future let public send clear nuclear signal?
The 11 government-sponsored hearings on what the public thinks the nation's future energy mix should be in light of the Fukushima nuclear crisis ended earlier this month to mixed reviews.
Jul 1, 2012
Ryuichi Sakamoto reminds Japanese what's the score on nuclear blame
"Keeping silent after Fukushima is barbaric," is how composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto recently made clear his proactive stance toward Japan's ongoing nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 29, 2012
Today's J-blip: Yoshitomo Nara for No Nukes
Japanese protesters have been showing up in large numbers to say no to nukes. Popular artist Yoshitomo Nara is among them.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / Longform
Jan 29, 2012
Fukushima casts a shadow over India's industrial boom
The ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima has quashed once ambitious plans for the construction of new reactors in Japan. The government does, however, remain committed to promoting exports of nuclear reactors and technology as it sees huge potential in overseas markets.
Reader Mail
Sep 25, 2011
Monitoring of cesium in food
It's good to see The Japan Times covering the issue of radiation in food. Tomoko Otake's Sept. 20 article, "Hold the cesium: ways to reduce radiation in your diet," contained useful information, but I would take issue with one point.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves