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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...
Kyushu Electric eyes July restart of Sendai nuclear reactor
The No. 1 reactor at Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Kyushu Electric Power Co. on March 19 applied for a final safety check of its Sendai nuclear power plant in hopes of restarting the No. 1 reactor there in July.
EDITORIAL: Kansai Electric out of step with vision of reduced...
Makoto Yagi, president of Kansai Electric Power Co., front left, explains the utility’s plan to hike electricity charges at a meeting in the industry ministry in Tokyo on Jan. 21. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Kansai Electric Power Co. has announced its intention to restart nine of the 11 nuclear reactors it owns in southern Fukui Prefecture.
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...
EDITORIAL: Risks posed by nuclear reactor clusters left unaddressed
People opposing the planned restart of Takahama nuclear power plant demonstrate on Dec. 17 in front of the building that houses the Nuclear Regulation Authority office in Tokyo's Minato Ward. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Simultaneous accidents at multiple nuclear reactors could jeopardize the survival of the nation.
Fukui nuclear reactors move big step toward restarts
The No. 3 and No. 4 reactors of the Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
TAKAHAMA, Fukui Prefecture--Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama plant here became the second nuclear power facility to receive the virtual go-ahead to resume operations...
EDITORIAL: Proper evacuation plans needed before reactor restarts
Hideo Iwakiri, mayor of Satsuma-Sendai in Kagoshima Prefecture, announces his consent to restarting two reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant on Oct. 28 after the municipal assembly voted in favor of the restarts on the same day. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
From Nov. 5 through 7, an extraordinary session of the Kagoshima prefectural assembly will deliberate on whether to agree to restart nuclear reactors at the Sendai power plant...
EDITORIAL: Restarting reactors not an issue for host city alone
Sendai nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The municipal assembly of Satsuma-Sendai in Kagoshima Prefecture on Oct. 28 voted in favor of restarting the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant, which...
ASAHI POLL: 59% oppose planned restart of Kyushu reactors
The Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Nearly 60 percent of citizens are opposed to the planned restart of reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, the first such restart under tougher...
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.
EDITORIAL: Court ruling on Oi nuclear plant should be accepted
Carrying a large banner, a group of plaintiffs opposed to restarting of the Oi nuclear power plant heads to the Fukui District Court in Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, to hear the court’s ruling on May 21. (Masaki Yamamoto)
The Fukui District Court’s ruling May 21 on the Oi nuclear power plant is a sober judgment that fully reflects the lessons learned from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster....