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Until the Fukushima accident, Japan had 55 operating nuclear reactors as well as enrichment and reprocessing plants which had suffered a series of deadly accidents at its nuclear facilities resulting in the deaths of workers and releases of radioactivity into the environment and surrounding communities. Since the Fukushima disaster, there is growing opposition against re-opening those reactors closed for maintenance.

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Tuesday
Feb202018

TEPCO ordered to pay damages for 102-year-old man's suicide

Saturday
Feb172018

Utility eyes NRA screening nod for new nuclear reactor in Shimane

As reported by the Asahi Shimbun.

The vast majority of the Japanese people oppose restarts of old reactors, or start ups of new reactors, in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe.

Wednesday
Feb142018

Foreign lodgers in Fukushima return to pre-disaster level

As reported by HIROSHI ISHIZUKA in the Asahi Shimbun.

While the Fukushima tourism bureau may be declaring victory, it is unclear what information, if any, is being communicated to foreign visitors about radioactivity risks in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe.

This news comes as both metro Tokyo, and Fukushima Prefecture, gear up to host vast numbers of visitors from abroad during the 2020 Summer Olympics. The effort to "normalize radioactivity," despite the risks, is supposedly "justified" in the name of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, several years ago, "won" the Games by lying to the International Olympic Committee. He told the IOC that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe was under control -- when it was far from under control at the time. It is still not under control, truth be told.

Thursday
Feb082018

TEPCO ordered to pay 1.1 billion yen to evacuees in Fukushima

As reported by the Asahi Shimbun.

318 plaintiffs, former residents in Minami-Soma’s Odaka district who became nuclear evacuees because of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe, were awared $30,000 each in compensation by the court.

But they had each requested ten times that amount due to the loss of their hometown. They are considering appealing the ruling for that reason.

Monday
Jan152018

Abe snubs head of Nobel-winning no-nukes group