Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant

Panel blames TEPCO’s negligence for delay in information...
Rows of tanks storing contaminated water line the compound of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
An outside panel of experts accused Tokyo Electric Power Co. of not living up to its responsibility to promptly release all available data on the contaminated water leaks at...
25% of Fukushima landowners ready to sell plots for contaminated...
A field, part of land for an intermediate storage facility for contaminated soil, is overrun with weeds as tall as humans in Okuma, a town that co-hosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, in Fukushima Prefecture. Cranes at the plant can be seen in the background. (Yoshitaka Ito)
FUKUSHIMA--One in four landowners from localities around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have shown a willingness to sell their plots to allow for construction ...
Nuclear slogan writer who saw the light now banks on solar power
Yuji Onuma and his wife, Serina, scrub solar panels at the family's solar power plant in Nasu-Karasuyama, Tochigi Prefecture. (Akemi Kanda)
NASU-KARASUYAMA, Tochigi Prefecture--It's the dawn of a sunny new day for a man who as a schoolboy dreamed up an upbeat slogan for a signboard used to promote the now crippled...
Doll mascot for evacuated Fukushima town winning hearts in Europe
Oochan dolls exhibited at the Museo del Giocattolo in Zagarolo, Italy (Provided by the Okiagari-Koboshi project secretariat)
Kumamon, the ubiquitous bear mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, has a Japanese rival--at least in Europe.
Fukushima evacuees return home during Bon to visit ancestors'...
Kuniyuki and Reiko Sakuma, along with their daughter Rie Hosoya, right, clean the graves of their ancestors in Okuma, 500 meters from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, in Fukushima Prefecture on Aug. 13. (Satoru Semba)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Clad in masks, caps and other protective gear, a handful of evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear disaster returned to their hometown here to pay...
VOX POPULI: Trickery ensures nobody gets blamed if nuclear restart ...
Protesters gather outside the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Aug. 11 to express their opposition to the restart of the No. 1 reactor at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. (Wataru Sekita)
The Bay of Pigs Invasion of April 1961, undertaken by the United States to overthrow the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba, ended in dismal failure. It left a stain on the...
Fukushima fishermen give nod to TEPCO’s plan to release treated...
Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in May (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Fisherman operating in waters close to the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant formally approved a plan by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. to discharge...
UPDATE: Kyushu Electric announces Sendai nuclear plant restart...
Protesters gather on Aug. 10 in front of the headquarters of Kyushu Electric Power Co. that formally announced that it would resume operations at its Sendai nuclear power plant the following day. (Yosuke Hiruma)
As about 100 demonstrators massed in front of company headquarters, Kyushu Electric Power Co. announced on Aug. 10 that it would resume operations at its Sendai nuclear power...
Worker at wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant dies from head injury
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A worker at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant died after the hatch at the back of a truck closed on his head on Aug. 8, the latest mishap at a complex still...
Utilities pass heat wave test with flying colors without nuclear...
One of Japan’s largest mega solar power plants is seen in Aichi Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Regional power companies were cranking out the juice during the recent heat wave, proving that Japan can do without nuclear reactors even during the hottest days of summer.
INSIGHT: Physical sense helps preserve memories of 2011 triple...
“Frottage” artist Masao Okabe traces the inscriptions of a stone monument for farmland development in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefeture, in June. (Toshihide Ueda)
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--A salty smell struck my nose as I descended from my car. The Pacific Ocean loomed about 4 kilometers ahead as I looked toward the east from...
Survey: 52% of medical, care facilities near nuclear plants lack...
The Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, in July (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
More than half of medical and nursing-care facilities within 30 kilometers of nuclear power plants across Japan have not compiled mandatory evacuation plans in the event of an...
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...