Tag - fukushima-nuclear-disaster



Japan Times
Mar 12, 2020
What remains undone in the post-3/11 reconstruction
Many of the people affected by the disasters are still struggling to rebuild their shattered lives.
Mar 6, 2019
Japan leg of 2020 Olympics torch relay to start at J-Village in Fukushima
The torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will likely start at a soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that was used as an operational base for dealing with the 2011 nuclear crisis, sources with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2018
About that tritiated water: Who will decide and when?
Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's storage tanks already hold 850,000 tons of contaminated water, the amount is rising daily and space is running out.
Japan Times
May 21, 2018
Fukushima, seven years on
Great progress has been made in the prefecture's reconstruction, but challenges must still be overcome.
Mar 18, 2018
Time to rethink the nation's post-3/11 energy policy
even years on, the government should revisit the lessons of the Tepco plant accident and reconsider whether it should continue to promote nuclear power despite the increased social and economic costs,
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2017
Learning from South Korea's energy breakthrough
Events in South Korea demonstrate how public pressure can play a key role in changing a country's energy policy.
Apr 3, 2017
Lifting Fukushima evacuation orders
Government decisions alone will not return evacuees' lives to a state of normalcy.
Mar 22, 2017
Take nuclear disaster ruling seriously
The government and the power industry must reconsider whether they are sufficiently assessing the risks of a nuclear power plant disaster.
Jan 25, 2017
Japan sees first trade surplus in six years amid falling imports
Japan puts up its first trade surplus in six years for 2016 at u00a54.07 trillion as imports slumped on falling energy prices.
Nov 24, 2016
Inexcusable response in bullying case
Yokohama school officials and the municipal board of education deserve censure for their failure to stop the bullying of a schoolboy evacuee from Fukushima.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2016
Safety upgrade costs spur Shikoku Electric to ditch plan to restart aging Ehime reactor
The utility will instead scrap reactor 1 of its Ikata nuclear complex in Ehime Prefecture, company sources said Friday.
Aug 6, 2015
Bringing Tepco officials to trial
A decision by a judicial panel of citizens means former Tepco top executives will at last have to face justice in regard to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Mar 19, 2015
French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo publishes cartoon on Fukushima nuclear disaster
French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo took aim at Tepco's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station in its March 18 issue.
Mar 13, 2015
It's time to punish Tepco
Four years on, it's still not clear whether Tokyo Electrip Power Co. has learned anything, or why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has not demanded accountability from the company tht gave the world its worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
Mar 11, 2015
Slow recovery from nuclear disaster
Four years on, there's still a long road ahead before life in the areas of Fukushima Prefecture affected by the nuclear disaster can return to normalcy.
Sep 14, 2014
Economic realities of old reactors
Reports that power companies are considering decommissioning older nuclear power reactors indicate that they are selectively weighing the costs of their meeting safety criteria that has been tightened in the wake of the 2011 disaster at Fukushima.
Aug 5, 2014
Responsibility for disaster
Prosecutors need to take a hard look at a recommendation by a judicial panel of citizens that Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s top executives before and during the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant be held criminally responsible.
Apr 18, 2014
Ukraine's Chernobyl factor
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.
Mar 11, 2014
Japanese jingoism won't help Fukushima's refugees
The Abe government's inability to handle its crisis at home belies its global ambitions.
Feb 7, 2014
Lessons for fixing Fukushima
In March 2011 all of Japan was united by the terrible experience of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Three years later this unity is increasingly fracturing as a more uneven reality emerges.


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