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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2022
Supreme Court orders damages for Fukushima victims in landmark decision
Friday's decision came as the court rejected an appeal by Tepco and ruled it negligent for not taking preventive measures against a tsunami of that size, NHK said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Feb 21, 2022
Fukushima's forestry industry still haunted by nuclear meltdown
Despite a big decline in radiation, the sector faces reduced demand and difficulty hiring new workers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2022
IAEA promises objective review of Fukushima treated water discharge
A task force from the IAEA, due to stay through Friday, will conduct a safety review of the water at the plant on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2022
IAEA team to visit Fukushima next week to review water release plan
The planned release of Fukushima's treated water, slated to begin in the spring of 2023, has been opposed by China and South Korea, as well as local fishing communities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2022
Cleanup of Fukushima nuclear plant hit by leak of ice-wall coolant
The leakage has had no impact on the wall or the environment, plant operator Tepco said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 17, 2022
Traders wanted in a once-sleepy gas market with new kingpins
China became the biggest importer of liquefied natural gas in December, overtaking Japan for the first time since it pioneered the industry in the 1970s.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2021
IAEA delays Fukushima visit to assess water release due to omicron
The team's visit, originally scheduled for mid-December, will be postponed to January or later next year, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 25, 2021
Japan doesn’t have enough electric cars for its EV chargers
With EV penetration only at around 1%, the country has hundreds of aging charging poles that aren't being used, while others are being taken out of service altogether.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2021
Tepco to build undersea tunnel to release Fukushima water offshore
The tunnel will stretch 1 km east from the plant out to sea, releasing the tainted water into an area of the ocean where no fishing rights are in place.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2021
Japan's government plans to buy seafood if Fukushima water release affects sales
Authorities are also working with Tepco, the plant's operator, to establish a framework for compensation in case fishermen suffer losses despite government measures.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
May 22, 2021
Media fails to agree on Fukushima water discharge
The general public is unable to comprehend the mixed messages it's hearing from the nation's leading news outlets.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 9, 2021
Another security breach at Tepco nuclear plant uncovered
A number of cases of unauthorized access have occurred at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant since January 2018.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 28, 2021
Tepco appoints ex-business lobby chief Kobayashi as new chairman
Yoshimitsu Kobayashi headed the Japan Association of Corporate Executives for four years through 2019 and now serves as chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 22, 2021
Tepco may appoint ex-business lobby chief Kobayashi as chairman
Kobayashi is currently chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. and on the management committee of the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommission Facilitation Corp.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Apr 15, 2021
Tepco lapse a wake-up call for Japan's nuclear security protocols, expert says
The incident in Niigata is “of particular concern” because the potential security breaches lasted for months, a top expert in the field said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2021
IAEA to oversee release of contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear plant
The agency will play a central and 'permanent' role in monitoring the discharge operation, its Director General Rafael Grossi said in an interview Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2021
Backlash hits mascot designed to sell Fukushima water release
'If (the government) thinks it can get the general public to understand just by creating a cute character, it is making a mockery of risk communication,' one critic tweeted.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2021
Government OKs discharge of Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea
Any release of treated water into the Pacific will be done in small quantities each time and carried out over a period of about 30 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 13, 2021
Fukushima water release to prolong seafood safety woes
Concerns among fishermen and consumers are rooted in persistent distrust among the Japanese public toward the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2021
Suga says time ripe to decide fate of treated Fukushima No.1 water
The prime minister is likely to call a Cabinet meeting on the fate of the water next Tuesday, local reports say, after meeting with national fisheries association chief.

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