Published: Jun 18, 2022
The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the central government is not responsible for paying damages to residents who were displaced following the nuclear accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in 2011.
Published: Jun 06, 2022
China continues restricting imports of Japanese foods, including a total ban on fruit and vegetables. Beijing introduced the curbs following the 2011 nuclear accident in Fukushima Prefecture and has continued the bans citing theories that are considered to have little scientific ground.
Published: Apr 06, 2022
"I told (Prime Minister Fumio) Kishida our position to oppose the discharge remains exactly the same," said Hiroshi Kishi, head of Japan's national fisheries cooperatives. "We just hope people in the fisheries industry will be able to continue fishing with peace of mind."
Published: Mar 12, 2022
- Since the end of 2011, No. 1 to No. 3 units have been in a stable state of low temperature cooling, but the internal radiation is still very high, making it difficult for personnel to work in close proximity. - Relevant work has to rely on remote tools, but not a single piece of nuclear residue has been removed so far. Eleven years after the quake-induced Fukushima disaster, the aftermath of the nuclear meltdown, not least a large amount of contaminated water, remains a grave challenge for Japan as well as for the rest of the world.
Published: Jan 28, 2022
Six young people, who are now aged between 17 and 27, sued the operator of Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, claiming they developed thyroid cancer due to radiation exposure after the plant's multiple meltdowns.
Published: Jan 21, 2022
Some former residents have begun “preparatory stays” in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, staying overnight for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster, as part of preparations to return there permanently.
Published: Sep 11, 2021
The International Atomic Energy Agency will send a group of experts, possibly including some from South Korea and China, to the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant in December to monitor the safety and transparency of Japan’s planned disposal of treated radioactive water, an official from the agency said Thursday.
Published: Jul 30, 2021
FUKUSHIMA, Japan - After radiation turned their village into a no-go area a decade ago, an improbable alliance formed between cattle farmer Muneo Kanno and nuclear physicist Yoichi Tao on their frustration over the Japanese governments response.
Published: Apr 15, 2021
President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday ordered his aides to review possible legal actions that can be taken against Japan’s decision to release wastewater from its Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean, including bringing the issue to an international court.