July 27, 2015
An emergency drill to contain a severe accident like the Fukushima nuclear disaster started at the Sendai nuclear power plant on July 27, a final hurdle the operator must clear ...
July 16, 2015
The governor of Ehime Prefecture and the mayor of Ikata remain cautious of the Nuclear Regulation Authority’s decision on July 15 to approve newly installed safety measures...
July 10, 2015
Japan’s 11 utilities plan to spend at least 2.4 trillion yen ($19.69 billion) to improve the safety of their nuclear plants, 1.5 times higher than an estimate made 18 months...
June 04, 2015
Electric utilities and the nation’s nuclear watchdog are at odds over the “science” used to calculate the risks of underground faults at nuclear power plants.
May 20, 2015
The nation's nuclear watchdog effectively gave the green light May 20 to restart a reactor at a third nuclear power plant.
May 14, 2015
The nation's nuclear watchdog concluded that fault lines running underneath the Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture may well be active, throwing the prospect of...
March 20, 2015
Kyushu Electric Power Co. on March 19 applied for a final safety check of its Sendai nuclear power plant in hopes of restarting the No. 1 reactor there in July.
January 06, 2015
Nearly four years have passed since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami triggered the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
December 19, 2014
Simultaneous accidents at multiple nuclear reactors could jeopardize the survival of the nation.
October 13, 2014
Thirty percent of surveillance cameras at the problem-plagued Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor are not functioning, the operator said on Oct. 12, but insisted the defects...
September 10, 2014
The Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture formally passed tougher safety checks on Sept. 10, but the plant operator must submit a mountain of paperwork before it can...
August 26, 2014
Four recent prime ministers have banded together to call for "no nuclear power" and express their opposition to restarts of nuclear reactors. But the current incumbent, Shinzo...
August 25, 2014
The Nuclear Regulation Authority is planning a major slash in the budget for a forecasting tool for the spread of radioactive substances that was at the center of a controversy ...
August 06, 2014
Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s failure to submit paperwork will postpone the resumption of operations at its Sendai nuclear plant, despite the reactors having cleared tougher...
July 19, 2014
Japan's nuclear watchdog says the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 was almost certainly triggered by towering tsunami generated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
July 17, 2014
It clearly hasn't dawned on the central government and Japan's electric power companies that it is impossible to construct a nuclear plant that is 100-percent safe.
July 17, 2014
Residents evacuated because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster were aghast at the decision that would allow reactor restarts at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima...
July 17, 2014
The nuclear catastrophe that struck in 2011 raised a wide range of grave issues for Japanese politics and society. But none of them has been answered satisfactorily.
July 16, 2014
The Nuclear Regulation Authority said July 16 that two reactors at a nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture have passed safety screenings, the first under tougher standards...
July 15, 2014
Voters in Shiga Prefecture gave a sharp “no” to the Abe administration’s rush to restart idled nuclear reactors.