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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.
A vendor arranges seafood at her stall at a seafood market in Beijing on Friday.
Aug 26, 2023
Japan eyes fisheries aid amid China's Fukushima-linked import ban
The government seeks to mitigate the Chinese move's negative impact on the fishery industry while continuing to urge China to lift the ban.
Vendors carry lobster at a seafood market in Shanghai, China, on Friday.
Aug 25, 2023
Japan fishing industry reels after China’s seafood embargo
The average price of fresh Aomori tuna at the Toyosu market in Tokyo fell 24% on Aug. 25 from the previous day to ¥9,383 per kilogram.
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture
Aug 25, 2023
Tritium level near Fukushima plant well below Tepco standards
The plant operator said the level in the Pacific Ocean was below about 10 becquerels per liter in all 10 locations it surveyed.
Locals protest the release of tritium-laced water from the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant on Thursday in the town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 24, 2023
Fukushima locals worry about the 'what ifs' from water release
Towns and villages around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were buzzing with the “what ifs” from the plant’s tritium-laced water release on Thursday.
The release of treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea in the town of Okuma, in Fukushima prefecture, began Thursday.
JAPAN / Explainer
Aug 24, 2023
A closer look at the Fukushima water discharge plan
The IAEA, the Japanese government and many nuclear experts say this process is safe and consistent with what other countries are doing.
Storage tanks containing treated water on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant earlier this week. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, the plant’s operator, started releasing some of the water into the sea on Thursday.
Aug 24, 2023
Japan begins controversial release of treated Fukushima water
The discharge is a major step in the decommissioning process for the reactors hit by meltdowns following the March 2011 tsunami.
People protest in Hong Kong on Tuesday after Japan announced that it would release treated water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea.
Aug 23, 2023
Treated water release from Fukushima sparks mixed reactions in Asia
After reaching an agreement with the IAEA on information-sharing about the operation, Seoul announced that it would not stand in the way of the plan.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a ministerial meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 22, 2023
Japan to begin releasing treated Fukushima water Thursday
Despite fishing cooperatives' lingering worries of reputational damage, the government will go ahead with its plan.
Storage tanks holding treated radioactive water on the grounds of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings' Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
Aug 18, 2023
Hackers attack Japan nuclear websites over Fukushima water plan
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said its website saw about 100 times more than its usual traffic.
Japanese seafood is offloaded at a port in Taicang, a city in China's Jiangsu province, in March.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 13, 2023
China tells Japan blanket seafood testing meant to protect consumers
The testing is believed to have been adopted to pressure Tokyo over its plan to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant.
Treated water stored in massive tanks at the Fukushima No. 1 plant
Aug 11, 2023
Japan to conduct quick tritium tests on Fukushima wastewater
The rapid analysis system will enable test results to come out as early as the following day.
Storage tanks containing treated radioactive water at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings' Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukuahima Prefecture, on July 21
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 2, 2023
Tepco back to profit in first quarter on lower fuel cost
The firm paid ¥50.3 billion in compensation in the first quarter of the 2023 fiscal year, which began in April, it said in a statement.
Demonstrators protest against Japan's plan to discharge treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the ocean, in Seoul on July 7.
Jul 20, 2023
Fukushima water opposition is steeped in anti-science
Skepticism over Japan’s plan to discharge treated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant must not give way to scaremongering.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2023
Kishida to meet fishery group head over Fukushima water release plan
The government and Tepco promised that they wouldn't dispose of the treated water without securing an 'understanding' of all stakeholders.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2023
Fukushima fishers still oppose water release after IAEA report
China suggested it may expand its restrictions on food imports from Japan if the discharge plan goes ahead.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2023
Russia to tighten oversight of seafood over Fukushima water release
Moscow's consumer protection agency has said it will tighten supervision of imports of Japanese fish and other marine products amid concerns over the plan.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan