Japan disaster

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Fukushima: court upholds acquittals of three Tepco executives over disaster
High court in Japan agreed defendants could not have predicted the massive tsunami that crippled the power plant and triggered a nuclear meltdown

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Jan, 2023 @6:40 AM

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Fukushima water to be released into ocean in next few months, says Japan
Authorities to begin release of a million tonnes of water from stricken nuclear plant after treatment to remove most radioactive material

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Jan, 2023 @5:50 AM

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‘A form of self-destruction’: Japan weighs up plan to expand nuclear power
Japan’s prime minister is pushing for as many as 17 nuclear reactors to be switched back on, more than a decade on from the meltdown at Fukushima

Justin McCurry in Onagawa

30, Nov, 2022 @4:07 AM

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Chateau Fukushima? Japanese winery tries to shake off negative image
Ten years after the nuclear disaster, local agri-businesses are looking to the future

Justin McCurry

11, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Fukushima nuclear disaster: ex-bosses of owner ordered to pay ¥13tn
Firm’s president at time of disaster among four defendants found liable for £80bn in damage by Tokyo court

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Jul, 2022 @11:28 AM

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Rōki Sasaki: the 20-year-old tsunami survivor behind the greatest game ever pitched
The Japanese phenom has become a global star after one of the greatest games ever pitched, and he has survived tragedy along the way

Bryan Armen Graham

14, Apr, 2022 @11:39 AM

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Energy crisis: UK could learn from Fukushima response, MPs told
Japanese measures including turning down the heating and slower trains could ease pressure on British households, say experts

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

08, Mar, 2022 @4:15 PM

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UN to review Japan’s plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific
Taskforce will ‘listen to local people’s concerns’, as government plans to release more than 1m tonnes

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Feb, 2022 @10:43 AM

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Last Fukushima town to reopen welcomes back its first residents
Three people have moved back to Futaba, which aims to attract about 2,000 over the next five years

Justin McCurry in Futaba

16, Feb, 2022 @2:01 PM

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Fukushima: Japan’s new PM won’t delay release of contaminated water into ocean
Fumio Kishida said every effort would be made to reassure local people that disposing of the water in the Pacific was safe

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Oct, 2021 @4:32 AM

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Japan scraps mascot promoting Fukushima wastewater dump
‘Little Mr Tritium’ was meant to help win support for release of contaminated water into sea

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

15, Apr, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Japanese regulator bans restart at nuclear plant over safety breaches
Fukushima plant operator Tepco suffers blow to plans to resume at its only operable atomic facility

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

14, Apr, 2021 @7:42 AM

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