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Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 26, 2018
Five-year jail terms sought for ex-Tepco executives over Fukushima nuclear crisis
Five-year prison terms were sought Wednesday for three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. for their alleged failure to prevent the Fukushima nuclear disaster triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
JAPAN / Society
May 1, 2018
Six foreign trainees worked at Fukushima nuclear plant despite ban
The case is the latest in a string of inappropriate practices involving the government program, which is often criticized as a cover to import cheap labor.
Mar 21, 2018
False perceptions cloud Fukushima
Seven years after the triple meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant in 2011, misinformation and groundless rumors about the state of affairs in the prefecture remain persistent and deep-rooted. Consumer concerns over radioactive contamination of agricultural and fisheries...
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2017
Two Niigata nuclear reactors run by Tepco clear new safety standards, a first for the company since the Fukushima crisis
Two Tepco reactors are cleared for restarts by the nuclear watchdog agency, becoming the first run by the operator of the crippled Fukushima power plant to pass stricter safety standards.
Japan Times
Oct 4, 2017
Tepco secures first reactor safety certifications since Fukushima disaster
Boiling-water units at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture are the same type as those in 3/11 meltdowns.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 22, 2017
Tepco again ordered to pay damages over nuclear disaster but claims against state dismissed
Tokyo Electric loses its second lawsuit over the Fukushima disaster but plaintiffs' demands for government redress are dismissed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 14, 2017
Fukushima's tritiated water to be dumped into sea, Tepco chief says
Tokyo Electric's chairman riles up Fukushima fishermen by announcing that its ever-growing mountain of tritium-tainted water will be dumped into the sea.
Mar 30, 2017
More households change power suppliers amid market liberalization
Over 3 million households in Japan have switched their electricity suppliers to new entrants to the retail power market since the market was fully liberalized last April.
Japan Times
Sep 30, 2016
Tepco admits success of Fukushima ice wall still unknown
Whether the ¥35 billion gambit is working to block the inflow of groundwater remains unclear six months after it started freezing underground soil.
Apr 1, 2016
150 Fukushima No. 1 workers who got maximum radiation dose at start of crisis can now return to plant
Some 150 people who worked at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant whose cumulative radiation dose exceeded 100 millisieverts will be able to return to the facility starting April 1.
Japan Times
Reference / Q&A
Mar 31, 2016
Japan's electricity shake-up gives power to the people
Japan's electricity market receives a fundamental shake-up on Friday, with the introduction of greater competition for households and small businesses. Until now, regional utilities have monopolized supply.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2016
Manga artist and ex-Fukushima No. 1 worker portrays life, progress at troubled plant
A manga artist who has been involved in decommissioning work at the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has highlighted the need for effective deployment of skilled workers in parts of the premises that still have high radiation levels.
Sep 28, 2015
Study finds it likely that 70% of nuclear fuel melted at Fukushima No. 2 reactor
More than 70 percent of the nuclear fuel in one of the reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is highly likely to have melted in the wake of the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami, according to a university research team.
Aug 10, 2015
Analysts baffled by shame index reshuffle as Tepco sinks
It turns out numbers aren't the only things that matter for companies trying to gain entry into the index of Japan's best companies.
Mar 27, 2015
Setback at Fukushima No. 1 plant threatens reactor 3 rod removal
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has disclosed that a 35-ton piece of machinery debris might be resting on the inner gate of the spent fuel pool for reactor 3 of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant and that the gate is slightly out of position.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2015
A tragic story of red tape and fatal ineptitude
At 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, a 9-magnitude megathrust earthquake triggered a tsunami that slammed into the aging Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant along the country's northeastern coastline, less than 250 km north of the capital. In the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the plant's power systems...
Jan 20, 2015
Two workers die in accidents at Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 plants
Two workers are killed in separate incidents at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant and the nearby No. 2 complex amid complaints that Tepco has done too little to improve safety conditions.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2014
Tepco may ask U.S. utility to inspect Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is considering asking a U.S. utility to verify safety at its idled Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, a senior foreign adviser to the beleaguered utility has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 22, 2014
Prosecutors set to decide whether to indict Tepco execs over nuclear disaster
The judicial review is unlikely to result in prison terms, legal experts say, but it could drag the company into criminal court, rehashing details of the meltdowns.
Oct 3, 2014
New radiation scrubber begins cleaning water at Fukushima plant
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant on Thursday powered up an additional water treatment facility to scrub contamination from the massive quantities of radioactive water stored there.


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