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Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency start their inspection of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Monday.
Mar 25, 2024
IAEA assessing antiterrorism steps at central Japan nuclear plant
Tepco sees the plant's restart as integral to turning its business around after the nuclear meltdown disaster at its Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Yoshifumi Murase, commissioner of the industry ministry's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, (left) meets Niigata Gov. Hideyo Hanazumi on Thursday in Niigata Prefecture in an effort to seek understanding for restarting Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings' Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 22, 2024
Local support sought for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant restart
A representative from an agency of the industry ministry highlighted the "severe" energy supply situation in eastern Japan.
Schoolchildren wearing padded hoods to protect themselves from falling debris take part in an earthquake simulation drill at an elementary school in Tokyo in August 2018.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 10, 2024
13 years after 3/11, Japan's readiness for complex disasters remains inadequate
The Noto Peninsula earthquake has highlighted gaps in Japan's preparedness for a complex disaster, experts warn.
An image taken from a video shot by a minidrone on Feb. 28 shows the conditions outside the pedestal inside the No. 1 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 10, 2024
Combination of two options proposed for Fukushima plant debris removal
A government-backed firm has proposed a combination of removing debris exposed in the air and solidifying debris using a filler.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings' Fukushima No. 1 plant. Tepco has a long way to go to achieve its profits target for financing compensation, reconstruction and the decommissioning of the plant, following the eruption of the March 2011 nuclear crisis.
Mar 10, 2024
Tepco profit goal remains elusive, 13 years after triple meltdown
The total costs related to the nuclear crisis are estimated at ¥23.4 trillion, including ¥8 trillion for decommissioning the Fukushima No. 1 plant.
Hokuriku Electric Power's Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture. After the Noto Peninsula earthquake, data from at least 18 monitoring posts to measure radiation levels around the Shika plant became unavailable.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 10, 2024
Nuclear power policy to be major focus in parliament after Ishikawa quake
The New Year's Day earthquake occurred near Hokuriku Electric Power's Shika nuclear power station, raising concerns over another nuclear disaster.
Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori speaks during an interview on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 9, 2024
Fukushima governor urges state to clarify soil policy
Fukushima will host interim storage facilities for the soil on the premise that the soil is stored at final disposal sites outside the prefecture.
Tanks containing treated radioactive water on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
Feb 28, 2024
Release of fourth batch of Fukushima treated radioactive water begins
Discharge of 7,800 metric tons of treated water over about 17 days will be the last for the fiscal year ending March.
The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will start releasing the fourth round of treated radioactive water into the ocean on Wednesday.
Feb 27, 2024
Treated water from Fukushima plant to be released for the fourth time
The wastewater release first began in August last year despite opposition from countries such as China.
The location of the water leak (left) and a close-up of the vent where the water was released at part of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 8, 2024
Tepco reports leak at Fukushima but says no contamination detected
The nuclear plant operator plans to remove soil from around the area that may have been contaminated by the 5,500 liters of radioactive water that leaked.
Materials that appear to be debris at the bottom of the containment vessel of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's Unit 2 reactor.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 26, 2024
Tepco delays removal of melted nuclear fuel at Fukushima plant
Retrieving the highly radioactive mix of melted nuclear fuel and debris from the crippled plant is considered one of the hardest decommissioning tasks.
The Shika nuclear power in Ishikawa Prefecture
Jan 2, 2024
Japan's nuclear power plants largely undamaged following quake
While the plants escaped serious damage, the tremor could once again spark public concern about the safety of nuclear energy.
The No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture in April 2021
JAPAN / Society
Dec 27, 2023
NRA lifts ban on operations at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant
When the plant will be reactivated remains uncertain as Tepco, the operator, needs to gain consent from local governments as well.
Water tanks containing treated radioactive water on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in October
Dec 15, 2023
Tepco's Fukushima No. 1 victim compensation costs set to rise
Factors in the increase includes pay outs to fishery operators due to the releases into the ocean of tritium-containing treated wastewater from the plant.
A site at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant where workers were splashed with water containing radioactive materials in October
Dec 15, 2023
Radioactivity detected in Fukushima worker's nose
Radioactive materials may have touched the worker's face on Monday as he took off a full-face mask after finishing his work.
The Fukushima No. 1 plant
Oct 27, 2023
Radioactive liquid exposure at Fukushima plant sends 2 to hospital
A hose channeling contaminated solutions came loose, spraying the liquid on five workers.
A fisherman unloads a flounder at Matsukawaura Fishing Port in the city of Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Aug. 31. Japan's fishery industry has taken a big hit since the country started releasing treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the Chinese government imposed a blanket ban on Japanese seafood imports.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 24, 2023
One month on, Chinese import ban hits Japanese food exports
Food exports to China plunged 41.2% in August from a year before — but the full effect of the ban after the Fukushima water release has yet to be felt.
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which started releasing treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, in Fukushima Prefecture on Aug. 24
Sep 11, 2023
First round of release of treated Fukushima water completed
Tepco is releasing approximately 31,200 tons of the tritium-laced water in four rounds during the current fiscal year through March.
Journalists tour the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and the tanks that contain contaminated water on Aug. 27
Sep 6, 2023
We need to put low-dose radiation into perspective
Public fear of the effects of low-dose radiation isn’t backed by science. The Fukushima water release shows, once again, that better education is needed.
People buy salt in Daoxian, China, in this screenshot obtained from a social media video released on Friday.
Aug 26, 2023
China says salt supply ample as Fukushima prompts panic buying
The nation can produce 50 million tons of salt that is used in food each year, much higher than annual consumption of around 12 million tons.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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