radiation

INSIGHT: Success of revised decommissioning plan for Fukushima far ...
The Asahi Shimbun
Safety over speed reflects the thinking behind the revised road map for decommissioning the reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Proponents, foes of nuclear energy content with preaching to the...
The Asahi Shimbun
A lecturer at a meeting in Osaka touted the improved safety of nuclear reactors, denounced unfounded fears of radioactivity and stressed that radiation is naturally all around...
Tokyo park closes after radiation hot spot found
Toshima Ward officials examine an area in a playground in Ikebukuro Honcho Densha no Mieru Koen park on April 23 where unusually high levels of radiation were detected. (Takayuki Kihara)
Abnormally high levels of radiation were detected near playground equipment in a park in central Tokyo, but they should not pose a health risk to visitors, a nuclear safety...
Radiation exposure of cleanup workers around Fukushima plant well...
Decontamination work in Date, Fukushima Prefecture, in 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Cleanup crews around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were exposed to an average dose of 0.5 millisievert of radiation per year, well below the government...
Fukushima radiation detected off Canada's coast
A photo taken March 15, 2011, of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant’s No. 3 reactor, left foreground, and No. 4 reactor, rear (Photo by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
PORTLAND, Oregon--Radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose ...
Only 35% of Fukushima nuclear plant workers agree to 1st round of...
In full protective gear, workers conduct various tasks near the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Only 35 percent of the targeted workers who tackled the Fukushima nuclear accident are willing to undergo a health check in a survey to determine the effects of their radiation ...
FOUR YEARS AFTER: Radiation levels clear decontamination standard...
A radiation monitoring post installed in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture (Yosuke Fukudome)
Aerial radiation levels are lower than the standard requiring decontamination work in 88 percent of about 3,600 areas monitored in Fukushima Prefecture, an Asahi Shimbun survey ...
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...
Entire Joban Expressway set to open with completion of Fukushima...
A radiation reading on the Joban Expressway shows 5.5 microsieverts per hour on Feb. 17. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A major artery connecting Tokyo to the coastal Tohoku region will open March 1, with the completion of the final stretch that runs past the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...
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.
Japan's 1st mass-produced drone takes maiden flight
A drone that will be mass-produced in Japan on a test flight in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Feb. 20 (Satoru Sekiguchi)
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--The nation's first mass-produced drone underwent a test flight here Feb. 20 ahead of work assisting cleanup crews near the stricken Fukushima ...
Hibakusha hope ‘atomic bomb classrooms,' whether good or evil,...
Shiroyama Elementary School after the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki in August 1945 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
NAGASAKI--Children in mysterious classes here underwent obligatory blood and urine tests. Their physical strength and bodily functions, as well as their intelligence and...
Skeptical Fukushima residents monitoring radiation levels in their ...
Members of Fukushima Saisei no Kai (Resurrection of Fukushima) drive through Iitate village to measure radiation levels on Jan. 28. (Yosuke Fukudome)
On a recent day in late January, a minicar departed from the Iitate village office in Fukushima Prefecture with stickers attached that said, "We are driving slowly because we...
New 'transformer' robot changes shape to access deadly Fukushima...
The new shape-changing robot developed by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning is put through tests in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Feb. 5. (Tsuyoshi Nagano)
HITACHI, Ibaraki Prefecture--A new shape-changing robot has been rolled out that can chart previously inaccessible areas of the damaged containment vessels at the crippled...
Officials resume lives in radiation-hit town in hope of paving way ...
Hiroshi Aoki, a senior official of the Naraha town government, takes a train to Iwaki from Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, on Dec. 10. (Hiroki Ito)
NARAHA, Fukushima Prefecture--When Hiroshi Aoki boarded the first train of the day on a recent morning here, he was the only passenger.
Fukushima official admits dosimeter thievery to pay gambling debts
A radiation dosimeter (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
FUKUSHIMA--A prefectural government employee here stole 181 dosimeters and sold them to pay off gambling debts, authorities said.
Obesity a growing problem among children in Fukushima
Children play in a facility in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Dec. 10, 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Fears that playing outdoors will risk radiation exposure, and other lifestyle changes brought on by the 2011 nuclear crisis, are being blamed for a rise in obesity among...
Fukushima evacuees pledge to rebuild communities on Coming-of-Age...
Yota Watanabe, center, reminisces with friends at a Coming-of-Age Day ceremony for Okuma residents held on Jan. 11 in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. (Yoshitaka Ito)
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Outside of their hometowns and a day earlier than usual, hundreds of evacuees in Fukushima Prefecture celebrated Coming-of-Age Day with the nuclear ...
Fukushima mothers compile booklet derived from radiation seminars
Masaharu Tsubokura, center, and the members of the Veteran Mothers' Society in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture (Yukiko Seino)
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Mothers living near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have compiled a booklet offering basic knowledge about radiation and...
INTERVIEW/ Yukihiko Kayama: Experts should help Fukushima mothers...
Yukihiko Kayama (Photo by Yosuke Fukudome)
FUKUSHIMA--Psychiatrist Yukihiko Kayama said it is becoming more embarrassing, with the passage of time since the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, for mothers in Fukushima...