IAEA acknowledges improvement in Japan's nuclear inspections

National Jan 21, 2020

IAEA acknowledges improvement in Japan's nuclear inspections

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday that Japan "had strengthened inspections" as a team of experts from the U.N. nuclear watchdog wound up an eight-day trip to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the country. Among the achievements of the ...

Philippines lifts restrictions on importing food from Fukushima

Business Jan 10, 2020

Philippines lifts restrictions on importing food from Fukushima

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said Thursday his country had lifted restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, due to a lower risk of radioactive contamination. Locsin said during a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in Manila that ...

Pope Francis meets with victims of Japan's 3/11 disasters

National Nov 25, 2019

Pope Francis meets with victims of Japan's 3/11 disasters

Pope Francis on Monday met with victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, a day after railing against the destructive power of nuclear weapons in the atomic bomb-hit cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The gathering in Tokyo was set because ...