Chiba Prefecture seeks to shed nuclear stigma in Taiwan

May 9, 2018

Chiba Prefecture seeks to shed nuclear stigma in Taiwan

Chiba Prefecture officials are promoting its agricultural products in Taiwan, hoping to debunk rumors that the products are still contaminated by nuclear substances following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. "Our agricultural products meet safety standards," Narushi Kaji, the director of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...

Mar 21, 2018

False perceptions cloud Fukushima

Seven years after the triple meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant in 2011, misinformation and groundless rumors about the state of affairs in the prefecture remain persistent and deep-rooted. Consumer concerns over radioactive contamination of agricultural and fisheries products ...

Mar 16, 2018

Japan bans use of foreign trainees for nuclear decontamination work

The government on Friday announced a total ban on technical trainees from abroad carrying out work to decontaminate areas tainted with radioactive material. The decision came after a Vietnamese trainee was recently found to have taken part in decontamination work in areas affected by the ...