radiation

55 schools still unusable in 3/11 disaster-hit prefectures
Desks and chairs clutter a classroom at Kumamachi Elementary School in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Dec. 12. (Satoru Semba)
Fifty-five public elementary schools and junior high schools in the three prefectures hardest hit by the March 2011 disaster remain unusable, including 30 around the crippled...
Study tour gives students glimpse of stark reality facing town...
Students who joined a study tour from the Kansai region stroll through the neighborhood near JR Namie Station on Nov. 8, 2015. (Natsuki Edogawa)
NAMIE, Fukushima Prefecture--A convenience store might seem an odd venue to start a study trip, especially when it is closed.
Record 790,000 foreigners work in Japan, many tackling risky jobs
A Bolivian man of Japanese descent talks with his family about his job as a decontamination worker in Fukushima Prefecture. (Sawaaki Hikita)
Japan is increasingly depending on foreign workers to meet a shortfall in the domestic working population, but many of the jobs are menial or ones that nobody else wants.
Opponents of U.S. nuclear bomb ‘glorification’ park seek...
Visitors to the B reactor at the Hanford facility listen to an explanation of the work once done at the site. (Masato Tainaka)
Residents who fell sick living near the facility that produced plutonium for the Nagasaki atomic bomb are seeking Japanese support for a campaign against an attraction in the...
Ministry recognizes link between Fukushima nuclear worker’s...
Workers watch a monitor screen while removing fuel assemblies in the No. 4 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in October 2014. (Pool)
Acknowledging a link between leukemia and exposure to radiation from the nuclear accident, the health ministry has awarded workers' compensation to a former worker at the...
New case of thyroid cancer diagnosed in Fukushima; brings number...
FUKUSHIMA--An investigation into health problems triggered by the 2011 nuclear disaster here turned up a new case of thyroid cancer in a young person who lived near the...
Nuclear watchdog proposes raising maximum radiation dose to 250...
Rows of tanks storing radiation-contaminated water occupy the compound of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on July 28. (Eiji Hori)
Nuclear plant workers in Japan will be allowed to be exposed to more than twice the current level of radiation in emergency situations, according to the Nuclear Regulation...
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...