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Fukushima Survivors Torn About Whether To Return To 'Hot Zone'

Reuters | Mari Saito | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

TAMURA, Japan, April 1 (Reuters) - People in Japan on Tuesday began their first homecomings in three years to a small area evacuated after the Fukus...

Tokyo 2020: The Whole World Is (Really) Watching Now

Nancy Snow | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Nancy Snow

Tokyo may be celebrating, but there is a deeply concerning global angst about a city hosting the Olympic games about 220 kilometers (137 miles) from the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.

Nuclear Disaster Plant Operators Still Dragging Their Feet

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

TOKYO -- The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant is still stumbling in its handling of the disaster 16 months later, by dragging its feet...

Plant Chief: Japan's Tsunami-Hit Nuclear Power Plant Remains Fragile

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 04.29.2012 | World

OKUMA, Japan — Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima power plant remains fragile nearly a year after it suffered multiple meltdowns, its chief said Tues...

Japan's Prime Minister Declares Tsunami-Devastated Nuclear Power Plant Stable

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 02.14.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan's prime minister announced Friday that the country's tsunami-damaged nuclear plant has achieved a stable state of "cold shutdown,"...

Report From Tokyo: Telling It Like It Is

David Wagner | Posted 09.02.2011 | World
David Wagner

In scathing terms, one of Japan's honest citizens lashed out the other day, claiming that rather than do what is in the best interest of the people, the government is simply making decisions to "prolong its own life."

Japan Plant Clean-Up Suspended Due To Rising Radiation Levels

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

TOKYO, Jun 18 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, said on Saturday it had suspended an operation to clean ...

Report From Tokyo: Who to Believe?

David Wagner | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
David Wagner

Despite Japanese government assurances that contaminated water would disperse in the ocean, the truth is that there is a significant, ongoing discharge from the damaged plant and it is having a damaging effect on marine life.

Operator Of Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Confirms Meltdowns At 2 More Reactors Early In Crisis

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

May 24, 2011 1:25:55 AM TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co , the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disabled ...

President Of Company Behind Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Stepping Down

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

TOKYO — The president of the Japanese utility that runs a tsunami-devastated nuclear plant resigned in disgrace Friday after reporting the bigge...

Worker At Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant Dies

AP | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

TOKYO — A man died on his second day of work at Japan's tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant Saturday, and the plant operator said harmful levels...

Workers Enter Japan Nuclear Reactor Building For First Time Since Explosion

AP | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was rocked ...

Japanese Workers and Children Overexposed to Radiation

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Alexia Parks

While the world news media has shifted its attention elsewhere, tragedy continues to unfold at Tokyo Electric Power's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...

Japan Approves Nearly $50 Billion For Post-Earthquake Rebuilding

Reuters | Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

April 22, 2011 4:37:58 AM By Linda Sieg and Kazunori Takada TOKYO, April 22 (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved on Friday almost $50 billio...

Japan Declares No-Go Zone Around Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan declared a 12-mile (20-kilometer) area evacuated around its radiation-spewing nuclear power plant a no-go zone on Thursday, urging resi...

Japan Considers Restricting Access To Evacuation Zone Around Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Authorities were considering restricting access to the evacuation zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant Wednesday to limit radiation exp...

Japan Orders Nuclear Plant Operator To Pay Evacuees

AP | By SHINO YUASA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's government on Friday ordered the operator of a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant leaking radiation to pay about $12,000 to each household...

Japan Hit By Second Major Aftershock In A Day

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

April 12, 2011 5:18:41 AM TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) - A second major aftershock measuring 6.3 rocked northeast Japan on Tuesday, swaying buildi...

Japan Nuclear Crisis Raised To Highest Severity Level, On Par With Chernobyl

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA and RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan's nuclear regulators raised the severity level of the crisis at a stricken nuclear plant Tuesday to rank it on par with the 1986 C...

Japan To Stop Pumping Radioactive Water Into Sea

Reuters | Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

April 9, 2011 1:28:50 AM By Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) - Japan expects to stop pumping radioactive water i...

Japan Aftershock Kills At Least 2

AP | By JAY ALABASTER and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two people, knocking out power to vast areas Friday and piling misery ...

Body Of Missing American Teacher Found In Japan

Reuters | Yereth Rosen | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

April 6, 2011 7:28:32 PM By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 6 (Reuters) - The body of an Anchorage teacher who went missing in Japan f...

Workers At Japan Nuclear Plant Focus On Preventing More Hydrogen Explosions

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

TOKYO -- After notching a rare victory by stopping highly radioactive water from flowing into the Pacific, workers at Japan's flooded nuclear power co...

Japan Nuclear Plant Stops Radiation-Tainted Water From Leaking Into Ocean

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

April 5, 2011 11:16:04 PM By Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Engineers have stopped highly radioactive water le...

GE CEO Defends Nuclear Industry Safety Record

Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt defended the nuclear industry's safety record on Monday during a trip to Toky...