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Coronavirus: Japan scales back triple disaster memorials

Coronavirus: Japan scales back triple disaster memorials

Ninth anniversary of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown came as Japan reported biggest one-day rise in infectionsThe coronavirus outbreak has forced Japan to scale down events marking nine years
'We always get an A': Fukushima strives to prove food safety before Tokyo Games

'We always get an A': Fukushima strives to prove food safety before Tokyo Games

Stringent testing continues in prefecture to counter reputational damage from triple disaster Knives are wielded in silence as chunks of meat are sliced up and placed in containers, the reputation of
Japan lifts evacuation order for town hit by Fukushima disaster

Japan lifts evacuation order for town hit by Fukushima disaster

Futaba to reopen for start of Olympic torch relay after being deserted for nine years Japan has lifted an evacuation order for parts of a town in the shadow of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
What it was like to be in Japan's worst-ever earthquake

What it was like to be in Japan's worst-ever earthquake

The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake was Japan's worst of all time, leading to more than 15,000 deaths and meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. But all the footage I'd seen
Fukushima radioactive water should be released into ocean, say Japan experts

Fukushima radioactive water should be released into ocean, say Japan experts

Build-up of contaminated water from wrecked nuclear plant has been sticking point in clean-up likely to take decadesA panel of experts advising Japan’s government on a disposal method for radioactive
Fukushima's Exclusion Zone Is Being Overtaken by Wild Animals

Fukushima's Exclusion Zone Is Being Overtaken by Wild Animals

The success of wildlife in the Chernobyl exclusion zone has been well documented, most recently in the Netflix series Our Planet. New research shows that wildlife are experiencing a similar
Animals Thrive In Areas Evacuated by Humans After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Animals Thrive In Areas Evacuated by Humans After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

“Our results represent the first evidence that numerous species of wildlife are now abundant throughout the Fukushima Evacuation Zone.”
Fukushima unveils plans to become renewable energy hub

Fukushima unveils plans to become renewable energy hub

Japan aims to power region, scene of 2011 meltdown, with 100% renewable energy by 2040Fukushima is planning to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, almost nine years after it became the scene
Nuclear Radiation Hot Spots Found at Starting Point of Japan's 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

Nuclear Radiation Hot Spots Found at Starting Point of Japan's 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

High levels of radiation have been detected near Japan’s J-Village, a sports facility and the starting point of the upcoming Olympic torch relay, according to Greenpeace. The discovery was made by
Radiation hotspots 'found near Fukushima Olympic site'

Radiation hotspots 'found near Fukushima Olympic site'

Greenpeace calls for fresh monitoring of region where nuclear disaster occurredGreenpeace has said it detected radiation hotspots near the starting point of the upcoming Olympic torch relay in
Japan to Reinvent Fukushima as a Renewable Energy Hub

Japan to Reinvent Fukushima as a Renewable Energy Hub

Plans have been announced to convert abandoned areas in Fukushima to a renewable energy hub, a scheme that will involve the construction of new solar plants, wind farms, and a power transmission grid
Photos Reveal Emotional Look Inside the Abandoned Fukushima Exclusion Zone

Photos Reveal Emotional Look Inside the Abandoned Fukushima Exclusion Zone

In 2011, a disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant forever transformed life in the surrounding area of Japan. Spurred by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, it was the worst nuclear
Former Fukushima Bosses Cleared of Criminal Negligence Over Nuclear Disaster

Former Fukushima Bosses Cleared of Criminal Negligence Over Nuclear Disaster

The Tokyo District Court has acquitted three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives charged with criminal negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Read more...
Japan Just Let the Executives Who Oversaw the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster off the Hook

Japan Just Let the Executives Who Oversaw the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster off the Hook

Years after the disaster, there are ghost towns in the areas surrounding the plant.
Fukushima disaster: Japanese power company chiefs cleared of negligence

Fukushima disaster: Japanese power company chiefs cleared of negligence

Three executives at Tepco acquitted, marking the end of the only criminal action over the disasterThree former executives at the company that runs the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have
Fukushima fishermen concerned for future over release of radioactive water

Fukushima fishermen concerned for future over release of radioactive water

Eight years after the triple disaster, Japan’s local industry faces fresh crisis – the dumping of radioactive water from the power plantOn the afternoon of 11 March 2011, Tetsu Nozaki watched
Tiny Guam is vying to be the world’s next big telecommunications hub

Tiny Guam is vying to be the world’s next big telecommunications hub

The US protectorate is between the US and Asia, where demand for connectivity via online internet cables is growing rapidly.
Fukushima radioactive water will have to be dumped into Pacific, Japan's environment minister says

Fukushima radioactive water will have to be dumped into Pacific, Japan's environment minister says

Japan's environment minister said radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant — crippled in a 2011 tsunami and earthquake — will have to be dumped into the Pacific Ocean as room to store
Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific, minister says

Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific, minister says

More than a million tonnes of contaminated water lies in storage but power company says it will run out of space by 2022The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to
Dead Inside: Fukushima Exclusion Zone Through The Eyes Of Polish Female Photographer

Dead Inside: Fukushima Exclusion Zone Through The Eyes Of Polish Female Photographer

Natalia Sobańska (previously) is a photographer from Poland who traveled to Japan to photograph a deadly Fukushima exclusion zone. According...