Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

Shape-changing robot built to photo melted fuel at Fukushima...
Toshiba Corp.’s robotic probe makes its way through a course created to simulate conditions inside the reactor containment vessel at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant during a demonstration in Yokohama on June 30. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
YOKOHAMA--Toshiba Corp. unveiled a shape-shifting robot that could finally reveal the actual condition of melted nuclear fuel at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
TEPCO told to pay 27 million yen to family of Fukushima evacuee...
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture on May 15 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
FUKUSHIMA--Tokyo Electric Power Co. has been ordered to pay 27 million yen ($219,500) in compensation to the bereaved family of a male evacuee who committed suicide after being ...
Shareholders of 9 utilities reject proposals to abolish nuclear...
Activists hold a demonstration to oppose Kansai Electric Power Co.’s plans to restart nuclear reactors as shareholders walk toward the venue of the company’s annual meeting in Kobe on June 25. (Ryo Kato)
Shareholders of the nation's nine regional utilities with nuclear power plants rejected calls for a nuclear-free Japan at their annual meetings on June 25, while management...
COMMENTARY: Don’t let nuclear disaster be forgotten like great...
The seated Yakushi Nyorai figure of Shojoji temple is flanked by the standing statues of its two attendant bodhisattvas, Nikko Bosatsu, right, and Gakko Bosatsu, at an exhibition in Tokyo. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
YUGAWA, Fukushima Prefecture--A chance to visit a historic Buddhist temple in this northeastern village and learn about a great monk underscored the importance of passing down...
Document shows TEPCO recognized risk of huge tsunami at Fukushima...
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. in 2008 recognized the “indispensable” need for countermeasures against a towering tsunami at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, but it ended up...
Fukushima town decides to preserve pro-nuclear signs as negative...
A signboard in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, says: “Genshiryoku--Akarui Mirai no Energy” (Nuclear power is the energy of a bright future) (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--The government of what became a ghost town in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has decided to preserve signboards featuring slogans...
Evacuees from Fukushima town get official OK to return home in...
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IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Residents of the town of Naraha in Fukushima Prefecture will be allowed to return home permanently in early August since being evacuated after the...
EDITORIAL: No more half-baked plans for decommissioning Fukushima...
Workers remove nuclear fuel from a storage pool at the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in October 2014. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
For the first time in two years, the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. have announced a revised mid- to long-term road map for decommissioning nuclear reactors at the...
Thousands of Tochigi residents seek redress over Fukushima nuclear ...
Residents of northern Tochigi Prefecture, who filed an appeal with the government's nuclear damage compensation dispute resolution center, and their lawyers speak at a news conference in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, on June 15. (Masaaki Horii)
More than 7,000 residents of northern Tochigi Prefecture sought government mediation for an out-of-court settlement with the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...
6,500 sign up to save pro-nuclear signs as negative legacy of...
A signboard carrying the slogan written by Yuji Onuma stands in front of the municipal gymnasium in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture. (Takuro Negishi)
FUTABA, Fukushima Prefecture--A group has submitted a petition with more than 6,500 signatures to preserve two signboards extolling the future of nuclear power here as a...
INSIGHT: Success of revised decommissioning plan for Fukushima far ...
The Asahi Shimbun
Safety over speed reflects the thinking behind the revised road map for decommissioning the reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan delays nuclear fuel removal schedule for Fukushima plant
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on May 15 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The government approved on June 12 a revised 30- to 40-year road map to clean up the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, but many questions remain.
Fukushima business owners at a loss over plan to terminate...
Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co., explains the company’s new compensation policy in Fukushima on June 7. (Naoyuki Takahashi)
Business operators that evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster criticized plans to end compensation payments, citing the destruction of their normal bases of operation...
Compensation to Fukushima businesses hurt by nuke accident to end...
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Six years after the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. plan to pull the plug on compensation to business operators ...
NRA rebukes TEPCO for failure to contain radioactive Fukushima...
Rows of tanks holding contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan’s nuclear watchdog had harsh words for Tokyo Electric Power Co. over its failure to implement a comprehensive strategy to plug leaks of contaminated water at its...
Away from home but where the heart is--novelist moves to Fukushima
Author Yu Miri interviews local guests in a radio program in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture. (Masakazu Honda)
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--“Many people who know me think this is another abrupt and off-the-wall act,” said award-winning author Yu Miri. “But it's not. I have...
IAEA blames TEPCO's poor preparations for Fukushima disaster
Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, speaks in an interview in April in Vienna. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The U.N. nuclear watchdog squarely puts the blame for the Fukushima nuclear crisis on the plant operator’s inadequate preparations against natural disasters and severe...
Japan's presence grows at contest for nuclear disaster robots
A robot built by a team at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology prepares for a test course in Kanagawa Prefecture on May 3. The team is competing at the Robotics Challenge finals in the United States in June. (Hisatoshi Kabata)
Prompted by government funding, five Japanese teams will compete in an international contest that tests robots’ response and rescue abilities in nuclear disasters.
TEPCO 'completes processing' highly radioactive water at Fukushima ...
Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori, right, is briefed on the ALPS system that removes radioactive substances from contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November 2014. (Pool)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it “completed” the onerous task of processing about 620,000 tons of highly radioactive water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant ...
Potter creates ceramic cure to help stop radioactive water leaks...
Taiji Mizutani shows off ceramic blocks he developed to safely store radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on May 25 in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture. (Keizo Fukatsu)
YOKKAICHI, Mie Prefecture--A manufacturer of traditional ceramics has created special blocks that can absorb water, a development that could enable radioactive water at the...