radiation

Major budget cut planned for radiation forecasting tool for...
The Asahi Shimbun
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 ...
Second group of Fukushima residents given OK to return home in...
The Asahi Shimbun
KAWAUCHI, Fukushima Prefecture--Some residents of this village who lived within the 20-kilometer restricted zone surrounding the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were told...
Decontaminated water from Fukushima plant to be dumped into sea
The Asahi Shimbun
Tokyo Electric Power Co. wants to dump decontaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the ocean.
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (10): Emperor...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visit a factory of Kikuchi Seisakusho Co. in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture. (Pool)
Editor's note: This is the final part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great East ...
EDITORIAL: Abe needs to get priorities right before reactor...
The Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The central government has required all prefectural and municipal entities within a 30-kilometer radius of nuclear power plants to have their own emergency response plans.
Environment minister suggests Fukushima residents can be bought
Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara explains his comment about money at a June 17 news conference. (Teru Okumura)
Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara apologized on June 17 for suggesting that payments to residents in Fukushima Prefecture would resolve the problem of selecting a site to...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (9): Imperial...
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrive at Fukushima Airport on May 11, 2011. (Pool)
Editor's note: This is the ninth part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great East ...
PROMETHEUS TRAP/ THE EMPEROR AND 3/11 DISASTER (8): Akihito wanted ...
Emperor Akihito, second from right, visits an evacuation shelter in Fukushima city along with Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato, third from right, on May 11, 2011. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Editor's note: This is the eighth part of a new series under The Prometheus Trap heading. It centers on the involvement of imperial family members with victims of the Great...
MASAHARU TSUBOKURA: Battling anger and criticism, young doctor...
Masaharu Tsubokura says: "For these three years, I have been living at breakneck speed with the help of a lot of friends." (Kazuyoshi Sako)
Masaharu Tsubokura was in Paris with his fiancee when he received a phone call from his boss in Japan, who abruptly asked him: “When are you coming back to Japan?”
Ground broken for frozen soil wall at Fukushima nuclear plant
The Asahi Shimbun
Work started June 2 on a 32-billion-yen ($314 million) project to build an underground frozen wall at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to address a chronic problem...
EDITORIAL: Fukushima and the world benefit from full disclosure of ...
Evacuees from Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, attend a meeting in February to discuss the lifting of the evacuation order for the city's Miyakoji district. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
What should policymakers think about the effects of exposure to low levels of radiation in areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster?
Radioactive water floods Fukushima plant basements after wrong...
Temporary storage tanks holding radioactive water line the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Satoru Semba)
Tons of highly radioactive water have flooded basements at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after pumps that should not have been in use were mistakenly turned...
U.N. report finds no increase in Fukushima cancer rates
A child's thyroid gland is checked at Tokatsu Hospital in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, in November last year. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A U.N. committee dismissed any recognizable rise in overall cancer rates among residents of Fukushima Prefecture caused by fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1...
Fukushima evacuation order lifted for the first time
A farmer harvests rice on his farm in the Miyakoji district of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, in October 2013 for the first time since the onset of the Fukushima nuclear crisis. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
TAMURA, Fukushima Prefecture--The central government for the first time lifted an evacuation order around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, affecting 360 people, or 0....
THREE YEARS AFTER: Risks of radiation exposure remain high for...
Workers push wheelbarrows near the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
About half of the workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the three years since the triple meltdown have been exposed to more than 5 millisieverts of radiation, a ...
THREE YEARS AFTER: Education ministry revises teaching materials...
Revised supplementary readers on radiation for elementary schools (Yuichiro Oka)
Supplementary school textbooks have been revised to provide more detailed and neutral explanations of radiation fallout from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture that...
THREE YEARS AFTER: Radioactive waste piles up in Tokyo area with...
Bags of radioactive waste lie under a tent at the garbage incineration site in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture. (Kazuhiro Nagashima)
Kikuji Enomoto wanted to live his retirement in peace while helping to beautify his neighborhood, but he is now stuck residing near more than 500 tons of radioactive waste.
60 years after nuclear tests, Marshall Islanders still waiting to...
The 80-meter-deep Bravo Crater was created by a hydrogen bomb test on March 1, 1954. (Kenta Sujino)
Banjo Joel fondly recalls his return home to Bikini Atoll after the U.S. government provided assurances that radiation from nuclear bomb testing no longer posed a threat to...
TEPCO aims to cut airborne radiation from Fukushima plant to...
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has set a goal of reducing airborne radiation levels outside its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to one-eighth the current levels by the...
Fukushima dental group to study baby teeth for radiation exposure
Children play in a sandbox in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, in January 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
FUKUSHIMA--The prefectural dental association has started a five-year study to measure radiation levels in baby teeth to better determine the health effects of the 2011...