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FOUR YEARS AFTER: For filmmaker, everything changed in Fukushima...
Akira Onoda films the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Feb. 22. (Takeshi Teruya)
FUTABA, Fukushima Prefecture--Akira Onoda’s video footage of his hometown runs 350 hours, but it does not contain a single shot of his favorite scene--the sunrise over the...
FOUR YEARS AFTER: 71% of residents dissatisfied with work at...
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in a recent photo before the fourth anniversary of the nuclear accident (Naoko Kawamura)
Around 71 percent of Fukushima Prefecture residents remain dissatisfied with the central government’s handling of the nuclear disaster four years after the triple meltdown...
Fukushima fishermen blast TEPCO over failure to disclose...
Tsunemasa Niitsuma, deputy head of TEPCO's Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters, apologizes at a Feb. 25 meeting with Fukushima fishermen, including Tetsu Nozaki, left, head of the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations. (Hiroki Ito)
Fukushima fishermen appear to have finally run out of patience with Tokyo Electric Power Co.
TEPCO vows safety first in training program for workers at...
Workers check safety conditions near storage tanks for radioactive water before starting the day's work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Feb. 3. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. submitted its plan to provide wide-ranging training programs for workers engaged in decommissioning of its crippled nuclear power plant in Fukuskima...
TEPCO plans to expand business across Japan from 2016
Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose (Photo by Shogo Koshida)
Tokyo Electric Power Co., recipient of a government bailout to deal with the crisis at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, now plans to expand its power...
EDITORIAL: Safe and steady needs to be TEPCO’s mantra in...
Workers wipe water from a cask containing nuclear fuel that was removed from the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Dec. 20. (Pool)
Come March, it will have been four years since the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant triggered massive leaks of radioactive material.
Once again, no indictments against former TEPCO execs over...
Members of a group seeking indictments against former TEPCO executives over the Fukushima nuclear disaster criticize the decision by Tokyo prosecutors on Jan. 22. (Akifumi Nagahashi)
Prosecutors again decided not to indict three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. over the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, essentially saying...
NRA signs off on TEPCO plan to release decontaminated groundwater...
Groundwater is pumped up in areas around reactor buildings of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Aug. 26, 2013. (Pool)
Japan's nuclear watchdog gave the green light to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant to discharge pumped up groundwater into the sea if radioactive...
TEPCO racing against time to process 280,000 tons of tainted water ...
Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, inspects an area lined with tanks holding highly radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in December. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. will likely fall short of fulfilling its pledge to process all highly radioactive water stored at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant by the end ...
Niigata governor scolds TEPCO president, rejects reactor restarts
Officials of Nuclear Regulation Authority inspect equipment at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Dec. 12. (pool)
NIIGATA--Niigata Governor Hirohiko Izumida on Jan. 6 remained adamantly opposed to restarting the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant and chided the president of the plant...
TEPCO's sloppy handling of suppressant led to spread of...
This March 2013 photo of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant shows, from back, the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 reactors. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. diluted a dust suppressant that rendered it ineffective and allowed the spread of radioactive materials that contaminated 12 workers at the Fukushima...
Risk in Fukushima No. 4 reactor mitigated as last of nuclear fuel...
Workers use a cask to remove unspent nuclear fuel assemblies from a storage pool at the No. 4 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Dec. 20. Part of the photo has been altered. (Pool)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Tokyo Electric Power Co. removed the last four nuclear fuel assemblies that remained in the No. 4 reactor building of the crippled Fukushima No. 1...
EDITORIAL: How come Fukushima disaster is not an issue in this...
Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, is likely to be the first to go back online in the nation after the new safety regulations were set following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Campaigning for the Dec. 14 Lower House election is now entering the home stretch, but we don’t hear much heated debate on the issue of nuclear power generation.
Power lines connecting Fukushima and Tokyo mark centennial
Transmission towers built 100 years ago are still in use in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, sending electricity to the Tokyo metropolitan area. (Yosuke Fukudome)
AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Fukushima Prefecture--With over 300 transmission towers originally erected still in use, the direct transfer of electric power generated in Fukushima Prefecture ...
New technology to speed up detection of radioactive strontium...
Yoshitaka Takagai, an associate professor at Fukushima University, talks about the specifications of the new analytical equipment that can detect strontium 90 in less than 30 minutes. (Yukiko Seino)
New updated equipment that is scheduled to go into operation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in December will detect radioactive strontium 90 in contaminated water...
After failures, TEPCO to use special cement to prevent...
The Asahi Shimbun
The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant plans to fill in trenches on the coastline in yet another attempt to prevent highly contaminated water from pouring into...
TEPCO starts transferring remaining unspent fuel from Fukushima No....
Workers transfer a nuclear assembly into a transportation cask inside the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November 2013. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has started removing unspent nuclear fuel from a storage pool at the No. 4 reactor building, which was heavily...
TEPCO removes 2nd canopy panel covering Fukushima reactor building
The damaged interior of the No. 1 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant can be seen from above, with two of the six panels of a canopy over the reactor building removed, on Nov. 10. (Shiro Nishihata)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--In preparation for clearing debris and eventually removing nuclear fuel from inside, Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Nov. 10 temporarily removed...
TEPCO to conclude most vital phase in fuel rod extraction from No. ...
A special cask receptacle removes nuclear fuel assemblies from a storage pool inside the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has removed all the spent nuclear fuel from the pool in the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
TEPCO to postpone nuclear fuel removal at Fukushima No. 1 reactor
Work starts to dismantle a canopy installed over the No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Oct. 22. (Pool)
A series of delays will push back by years the start of operations to remove spent and melted nuclear fuel from the No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, ...