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.
July 07, 2014
The Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture could restart two reactors in autumn without a crucial emergency facility in place to deal with a possible nuclear...
July 05, 2014
An incoming commissioner of the Nuclear Regulation Authority received payments from the nuclear industry until last month, raising fresh doubts about his impartiality at the...
June 14, 2014
KAGOSHIMA--More than 1,000 protesters assembled before the prefectural government building here June 13 to oppose moves to restart a local nuclear power plant.
May 29, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a habit of trying to promote policy changes through political appointments. His administration seems to have employed this political ploy to...
April 29, 2014
Kiyohiko Yamada has studied the situation surrounding the problem-plagued nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture for a quarter-century, but the information he...
April 26, 2014
Lawmakers and experts are questioning the Abe administration’s claims that its new safety standards for nuclear power plants are rigorous enough to allow restarts of the...
April 24, 2014
There are many reasons to doubt whether the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which is keen to restart idled nuclear reactors, is really committed to ensuring that...
April 12, 2014
Turning a blind eye to the Fukushima crisis and public outcry over the safety of atomic power, the Abe administration has decided not to pursue a nuclear-free society.
March 12, 2014
Due to stricter government safety regulations, 30 of Japan's idled 48 nuclear reactors have no immediate prospects of restarting operations, at least in the near future,...
March 10, 2014
Nuclear power plants in Japan are going through a safety review by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), which they must pass to resume their operations. The review process...
March 05, 2014
The thousands of families wanting to know what specifically led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster that turned their lives upside down might have to wait decades for an answer.
February 27, 2014
The Abe administration recently decided on the draft of a new basic energy plan, but the proposal still contains no specific measures to deliver on the government’s promise...
February 18, 2014
Electric power companies are pouring hundreds of billions of yen into safety measures at nuclear power plants to ensure their reactors can be restarted and to pull themselves...
February 12, 2014
Japan's nuclear regulator has criticized the operator of the stricken Fukushima plant for incorrectly measuring radiation levels in contaminated groundwater at the site.