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EDITORIAL: Approval to restart Takahama reactors based on unmet...
A nuclear fuel assembly is pulled out of a storage pool at the Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture on Dec. 25 in preparation for the restart of the No. 3 reactor. (Pool)
The Fukui District Court recently nullified its earlier injunction against reactivating the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors of the Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture.
Moves to restart Takahama reactors have Fukushima evacuees asking, ...
The No. 3, right, and the No. 4 reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
With the Takahama nuclear power plant getting the green light for a restart, evacuees from Fukushima Prefecture are asking if anything was learned from their plight following...
EDITORIAL: Fukui court ignores all safety lessons from Fukushima...
People rally in Fukui on Dec. 24 to protest the court ruling that allows the restarting of two reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant in the prefecture. (The Asahi Shimbun)
A local court has handed down a ruling on a plan to restart offline nuclear reactors that harks back to the era before the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.
Despite injunction, Fukui governor gives green light to restart...
The No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama nuclear power plant in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture (Masaki Yamamoto)
FUKUI--The Fukui governor on Dec. 22 approved the restarts of two reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant, despite a court injunction that forbids such operations because of the ...
Ikata mayor OKs restart of nuclear reactor in Shikoku
Ikata Mayor Kazuhiko Yamashita, left, meets with Ehime Governor Tokihiro Nakamura on Oct. 22 at the prefectural government office in Matsuyama. (Takayuki Goto)
MATSUYAMA--The mayor of Ikata town approved Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s plan to restart a reactor in the municipality, leaving the final decision on the resumption of...
Ehime nuclear plant likely to restart soon after committee gives...
The No. 3 reactor of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture in the foreground (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Ikata nuclear power plant moved a step closer to restarting after a special committee of the Ehime prefectural assembly gave the go-ahead Oct. 6.
Kyushu Electric eyes Oct. 15 restart of another reactor at Sendai...
Kyushu Electric Power Co. workers check a power generator during a drill at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Oct. 1. (Junichiro Nagasaki)
Kyushu Electric Power Co. plans to restart another nuclear reactor in Kagoshima Prefecture on Oct. 15, which would make it the second reactor to go online in Japan under new...
Kyushu Electric finishes installation of fuel rods at second...
Nuclear fuel assemblies are transferred to the No. 2 reactor of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Sept. 12. (Masaru Komiyaji)
SATSUMA-SENDAI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it has finished installing nuclear fuel rods at the No. 2 reactor of its Sendai power plant in preparation...
Nuclear fuel rods installed in second reactor in Kyushu
Nuclear fuel rods are moved into the No. 2 nuclear reactor at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Sept. 11. (Provided by Kyushu Electric Power Co.)
SATSUMA-SENDAI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Nuclear fuel rods have been installed at a second reactor at the Sendai nuclear power plant in preparation for a planned restart in...
Nuclear reactor resumes business, first in Japan in two years
Activists protest the start of commercial operations at the No. 1 reactor of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Sept. 10. (Shoko Ishizuka)
SATSUMA-SENDAI, Kagoshima Prefecture--For the first time in two years, a nuclear power plant in Japan is officially back in business.
Sendai reactor to resume commercial operations Sept. 10
The No. 1 reactor, right background, at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, is seen on Aug. 11. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
SATSUMA-SENDAI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Aug. 28 it intends to resume full-scale commercial operations at the Sendai nuclear power plant’s No. 1...
Tears, fears, whoops of joy as Sendai reactor restarted
Protesters gather in front of the main entrance of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, as the No. 1 reactor is brought back online at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 11. (Azumi Fukuoka)
SATSUMA-SENDAI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Some residents wept as Kyushu Electric Power Co. started up the Sendai nuclear power plant's No. 1 reactor on Aug. 11, while others...
EDITORIAL: Sendai No. 1 reactor must not become a model case for...
A display in the central control room of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture indicates the status of the control rods that are being pulled out to reactivate the No. 1 reactor on Aug. 11. (Pool)
The No. 1 reactor at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co., was brought back online Aug. 11. It is the first facility to ...
Amid protests, Kyushu Electric restarts Sendai nuclear plant in...
The No. 1 reactor, foreground, of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, is restarted on Aug. 11. (Azumi Fukuoka)
SATSUMA-SENDAI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Kyushu Electric Power Co. activated the No. 1 reactor of the Sendai nuclear power plant here on Aug. 11, the first to be restarted in...
Survey: 52% of medical, care facilities near nuclear plants lack...
The Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, in July (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
More than half of medical and nursing-care facilities within 30 kilometers of nuclear power plants across Japan have not compiled mandatory evacuation plans in the event of an...
Kyushu Electric expects to restart Sendai nuke reactor Aug. 10
The No. 1 reactor, blue hole, far right, is seen inside the reactor building at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, on July 8. (Jun Kaneko)
Kyushu Electric Power Co. will have the No. 1 reactor at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture back online as early as Aug. 10, according to sources.
VOX POPULI: Japan stuck with white elephant as ‘reckless...
The proposed new National Stadium project was approved by a panel of experts in Tokyo on July 7. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
White elephants are considered sacred in Thailand, but the English idiom “white elephant” means a possession unwanted by its owner but difficult to dispose of.
VOX POPULI: Will another nuclear accident occur? Never say 'never'
The crash site of a U.S. military helicopter in June 1988 is only 1.5 kilometers from the Ikata nuclear power plant, seen in the background, in Ehime Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
In June 1988, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crashed into a mountain in Ehime Prefecture, killing all seven marines aboard. The fiery crash left a smoldering gouge in a "mikan" ...
EDITORIAL: Judiciary sends strong warning to nuclear industry
The No. 3 and No. 4 reactors of Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture on April 7 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Fukui District Court on April 14 issued an injunction ordering Kansai Electric Power Co. not to restart the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant in...
Japan court halts restart of two reactors in blow to nuclear sector
The No. 3 and No. 4 reactors of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture on April 7 (Kazunori Takahashi/ The Asahi Shimbun)
FUKUI--A Japanese court on April 14 issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return...