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 ...

Should Fukushima food be served at the Olympics?

National Nov 26, 2019

Should Fukushima food be served at the Olympics?

by Karyn Nishimura

For years, the government has sought to convince consumers that food from Fukushima is safe despite the nuclear disaster. But will it serve the prefecture's produce at the Tokyo Olympics? It's a thorny subject for the authorities. They pitched the Olympics in part as a ...