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JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 9, 2021
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and what we know today
A decade after the disaster, the landscape for Fukushima Prefecture and its people, as well as the nuclear sector in Japan, looks quite different.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 9, 2021
With return to normalcy in sight, Fukushima fishermen fear release of nuclear plant water
Those in the industry worry that draining the water from the nuclear plant into the sea would hinder the recovery they have made in the years since the disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
Tepco president vows to responsibly scrap Fukushima reactors
The president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., the operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, has vowed to responsibly scrap the crippled reactors and revitalize the economies of its host communities, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the accident.
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JAPAN
Mar 6, 2021
Most survivors of 2011 quake and Fukushima crisis want to see an end to nuclear power
Some 30% of respondents said all nuclear power plants should be abolished immediately, with 52% supporting phasing out nuclear power and eventually eliminating it.
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JAPAN
Mar 6, 2021
Fukushima plant owner says nuclear power needed to hit green goal
Tepco chief says nuclear energy is indispensable for the company to curb CO2 emissions 50% by fiscal 2030 from 2013 levels as boosting capacity of renewables takes time.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 20, 2021
Government and Tepco ordered to pay ¥278 million over Fukushima crisis
The ruling overturns a lower court decision that had dismissed the state's responsibility for the 2011 nuclear crisis.
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JAPAN
Feb 10, 2021
Ex-Tokyo fire chief recalls tense days of Fukushima disaster response
The central government requested the Tokyo Fire Department in the early hours of March 18 to help out with the situation in Fukushima.
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BUSINESS
Jan 6, 2021
Japan’s historic power market rally triggers government probe
Most households and businesses won't be affected by the volatility, as nearly all power supply contracts are linked to rates independent from the spot market.
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JAPAN
Dec 23, 2020
Fukushima nuclear debris removal to be delayed due to pandemic
The process of removing melted fuel was to begin at the No. 2 reactor in 2021, but the spread of the virus has stalled tests in the U.K. of a robot arm that is to be used.
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BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Dec 11, 2020
Far north of Fukushima, a village that bet big on nuclear feels the fallout
Higashidori has been facing an economic crisis due to the uncertain future of nuclear power plants in its vicinity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Dec 4, 2020
Mission possible? The long road ahead for Fukushima cleanup.
Tepco aims to undertake the crucial removal of fuel debris from Fukushima No. 1 in 2021 ahead of decommissioning the plant.
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JAPAN
Oct 31, 2020
Compensation claims from Fukushima plant work top 260 since 2011
The claims that have been recognized by labor authorities include six cases of workers who developed cancer or leukemia due to radiation exposure.
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JAPAN
Oct 19, 2020
China urges Japan to cautiously consider nuclear plant water release
Space is expected to run out by the summer of 2022, with contaminated water increasing by about 170 tons per day.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 30, 2020
Sendai court upholds ruling that state and Tepco must pay Fukushima evacuees
It was the first time a high court has acknowledged the state's responsibility for the incident in about 30 similar lawsuits filed nationwide.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 2, 2020
Japan OKs safety steps for new spent nuclear fuel facility
The storage facility in Mutsu is the only one in Japan not located on the premises of a nuclear power plant and is designed to store spent fuel for up to 50 years.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jul 17, 2020
Fukushima localities speak out against dumping radioactive water in sea
The resolutions and statements described measures taken by the central government as inadequate to combat reputational damage to produce from the prefecture.
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JAPAN
Jul 5, 2020
Tepco unit launches giant vertical farm in Shizuoka powered by artificial lighting
The LED-powered farm can yield up to 5 tons of produce a day, making it one of the largest such facilities in the world and a boon to Japan's aging farmers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2020
Rods can be removed from No. 2 reactor at Fukushima plant, Tepco says
A total of 615 spent and unspent fuel rods are still stored in the pool at the unit where a core meltdown occurred during the 2011 disaster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 9, 2020
Tepco plans ¥2 trillion green power push by 2030
The spending plans are among the most ambitious from Japanese utilities, which lag global peers in shifting away from fossil fuels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Apr 10, 2020
Tepco 10-year plan for scrapping Fukushima No. 1 aims to get local firms involved
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is expected to disclose detailed 10-year plans for the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, including how much construction material they will have to order and the technology needed for the work, in hopes that it will make it easier for local businesses to get a piece of the pie.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on