Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

In delicate operation, 20-ton object removed from Fukushima fuel...
Two cranes are used to remove a huge piece of debris from the nuclear fuel storage pool of the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Aug. 2. (Tatsuya Shimada)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Aug. 2 removed a 20-ton piece of debris from a nuclear fuel storage pool, a small but critical step in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima No. 1...
Fukushima high school evacuee to share experiences at United...
Ayumi Kikuchi, left, practices the speech she will give at a United Nations event with her English teacher, Fumi Arimura, in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 23. She attends the relocated Futaba High School, now operating in the city of Iwaki. (Takuro Negishi)
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--A high school student who thought she was only temporarily fleeing her home during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and remains an evacuee to...
EDITORIAL: Trials of ex-TEPCO bigwigs a chance to take fresh look...
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is hit by tsunami on March 11, 2011. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will stand trial over their criminal responsibility for the 2011 disaster at TEPCO’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
3 former TEPCO executives face criminal trial over Fukushima crisis
Former TEPCO Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will stand trial over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster after an independent judicial panel of citizens on July 31 again...
Nuclear watchdog proposes raising maximum radiation dose to 250...
Rows of tanks storing radiation-contaminated water occupy the compound of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on July 28. (Eiji Hori)
Nuclear plant workers in Japan will be allowed to be exposed to more than twice the current level of radiation in emergency situations, according to the Nuclear Regulation...
TEPCO removes canopy panel from Fukushima reactor building
The interior of the No. 1 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant can be seen from above after a canopy panel was removed on July 28. (Eiji Hori)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Tokyo Electric Power Co. on July 28 started removing a canopy covering a damaged reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to prepare...
Fukushima fishermen OK TEPCO plan to release decontaminated water...
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SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Fishermen in northern Fukushima Prefecture gave Tokyo Electric Power Co. the green light on July 27 to release radioactive groundwater from the...
Buckwheat-based imitation beer hits shelves in nuclear...
Imitation beers made from buckwheat (Susumu Okamoto)
KAWAUCHI, Fukushima Prefecture--A tourism association here has turned to booze created with buckwheat, a local specialty, to breathe life back into a village depleted by the...
EDITORIAL: Support must continue to help Fukushima evacuees...
Residents of Naraha gather at a festival in March to pray for the reconstruction of the town affected by the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The government has decided to lift evacuation orders for wide areas around the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and end blanket compensation payments to...
Naraha residents can return home Sept. 5 in lifting of evacuation...
Yosuke Takagi, state minister of economy, trade and industry, right, notifies Naraha Mayor Yukiei Matsumoto of the government's plan to remove the Fukushima town's evacuation order on Sept. 5 at the town office on July 6. (Takuro Negishi)
NARAHA, Fukushima Prefecture--The people of Naraha, a town that was evacuated after the disaster at the nearby Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, will be allowed to return...
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...