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Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 19, 2018
ALPS system at Fukushima No. 1 plant failing to remove more than tritium from toxic cooling water
Despite being put through a special procedure, the tritium-tainted water piling up at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been found to contain other radioactive substances.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 17, 2018
'Tens of thousands' of workers exposed to radiation risks in Fukushima cleanup, U.N. rights experts say
In a joint statement, the experts expressed their deep concerns “about possible exploitation by deception regarding the risks of exposure to radiation.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2018
Tepco halts sales of souvenirs from Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant following public outcry
Tepco suspended the sale of souvenirs at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant Wednesday — just eight days after launching the products — following public outcry that it was looking to profit from the 2011 disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2018
Tepco gets low rating for nuclear accident drills, draws criticism
A Niigata Prefecture nuclear power plant run by Tepco, the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 facility, received the lowest possible rating during preparation drills in the event of a severe incident, the nation's nuclear watchdog agency said in a report released Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2018
Tepco probe to directly touch melted fuel debris at Fukushima plant
Tepco plans to survey melted fuel debris at the No. 2 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in a bid help it determine the best removal method.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 17, 2018
Tepco to resume TV commercials for the first time since Fukushima nuclear crisis
The marketing unit of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., the operator of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear complex, said Tuesday it will resume advertising its products on TV for the first time since the 2011 crisis.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 5, 2018
Portable chargers now available for rent in Tokyo's Odaiba district
Good news for on-the-go workers and tourists: Tokyo's popular Odaiba waterfront area is now renting out portable smartphone chargers on a trial basis.
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2018
Tepco to check for faults under site of new atomic plant eyed in Aomori
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. will start a geological survey by next April for a new nuclear power plant in Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 14, 2018
Tepco to consider decommissioning Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant
The facility is located about 12 kilometers south of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, which suffered meltdowns after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and could technically be restarted.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 11, 2018
If Niigata gubernatorial race was a litmus test, Abe and Nikai passed
In a tight contest with implications for Abe's political fortunes and nuclear power policy, Hideyo Hanazumi beat Chikako Ikeda, who had the support of five major opposition parties.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
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.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2018
Japanese joint venture to enter world's largest battery business in Australia
A Japanese joint venture said Tuesday it will join a solar power generation business in Australia involving one of the world's largest storage batteries.
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2018
Scrapping crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to cost ¥220 billion annually: source
Work to scrap the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and deal with radioactive water buildup at the site is expected to cost around ¥220 billion ($2 billion) annually over the three-year period from fiscal 2018, a source said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2018
Seven years on, radioactive water at Fukushima plant still flowing into ocean, study finds
More than seven years after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, radioactive water is continuing to flow into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled No. 1 plant at a rate of around 2 billion becquerels a day, a study has found.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2018
Estimated cost of Fukushima disaster might balloon to ¥218 billion
The new estimate reflects a December 2016 Cabinet decision to raise the upper limit on financial assistance for Tokyo Electric to u00a513.5 trillion from u00a59 trillion.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 20, 2018
U.S. plaintiffs involved in Fukushima disaster relief seek $1 billion in damages over nuclear meltdowns
About 200 U.S. residents have filed a lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and a U.S. firm, seeking at least $1 billion (about ¥106 billion) to cover medical expenses related to radiation exposure suffered during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the utility has said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 16, 2018
Tepco and other utilities eye joint nuclear plant project in Aomori Prefecture
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and other major utilities will start talks this spring on jointly building and operating a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, sources close to the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2018
Third ruling orders government and Tepco to pay damages to Fukushima disaster evacuees
The Kyoto District Court on Thursday ordered the state and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to pay damages to evacuees over the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 3/11: Rebuilding Tohoku
Mar 9, 2018
Fukushima No. 1 cleanup continues but radioactive water, and rumors, also prove toxic
Seven years have passed since the core meltdowns occurred in March 2011 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which shocked the world and fractured the local community.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 6, 2018
Rakuten to tap Tepco infrastructure to help launch mobile carrier business
Rakuten Inc. said Tuesday that it will team up with Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. for its planned mobile phone business.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world