Japan

Protest Against Mass Rapes in Korea During WW2 Prompts Recall of Japanese Envoy

January 16, 2017

The Japanese government has refused to accept the responsibility of being a former colonizer, says Aisa Kiyosue

Four Years After Fukushima Disaster, Radiation Dangers Remain Unknown

March 11, 2015

Among the many unknown factors include the effects of radiation levels on children’s health, says journalist Chiho Kaneko

Lingering Problems At Fukushima Raise Questions About Nuclear Power Safety At Home

February 28, 2014

Nuclear expert David Lochbaum and award-winning journalist Susan Stranahan discuss the weaknesses in nuclear regulation and whether the United States has the proper safeguards to protect its citizens from a similar disaster

TEPCO Downplays Huge Risks Involved in Removing Fukushima Fuel Rods

November 24, 2013

Arnie Gundersen: Agencies overseeing cleanup like the IAEA are biased towards defending and promoting nuclear power

Radioactive Rainwater Overwhelms Fukishima Nuclear Plant

October 17, 2013

Heavy rains have overwhelmed containment tankers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant

Nuclear Engineer: Japan’s PM “Lying to the Japanese People” About Safety of Fukushima

September 30, 2013

Arnie Gundersen: Japan’s PM claims Fukushima is safe but the nuclear disaster is underfunded and lacks transparency, causing the public to remain in the dark

Japan Grapples with the Rise of Hate Groups

September 9, 2013

Tensions in East Asia are putting stress on Japanese society as rightwing activists begin to target resident Koreans. This has led to some politicians calling for legislative action against “hate speech”

Record Radiation Levels At Fukushima Nuclear Plant

September 4, 2013

Japanese government $500 million ice wall is a precarious, temporary fix, not a permanent solution to the radioactive water leaking from stricken nuclear reactors

Japanese Movement Against TPP Growing

May 7, 2013

Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say it’s an attempt to impose an American system on Japan and would threaten Japanese public healthcare system

Japan Plays Down Fukushima as Questions About Nuclear Energy Remain

March 12, 2012

Masaki Oshikawa: Experts told us that reactors in earthquake zones were safe but computer models can’t reproduce reality

Japanese Public Rejects Nuclear Power

June 15, 2011

EuroNews: Almost three-quarters of Japanese people who voted in a poll would like to see nuclear power phased out of Japan

Japan Nuclear Plant hit by More Problems

May 13, 2011

EuroNews: More problems reported at the Fukushima nuclear plant

Japanese MP: It’s Time to Tell the Truth

May 7, 2011

Kuniko Tanioko: Japan must tell world how it dealt with the nuclear runoff into the ocean

What Is Japan’s Nuclear Worst Case Scenario?

April 2, 2011

Bob Alvarez: Many factors could still cause a "worst case" nuclear event in Japan

US Spent Nuclear Fuel Largest Concentration Of Radioactivity On Planet

March 26, 2011

Bob Alvaraz: US has 71,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel that is not properly protected