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Can Nuclear Energy Power South Korea’s Future?
June 25, 2022

Can Nuclear Energy Power South Korea’s Future?

By Eunwoo Lee
President Yoon wants nuclear energy to catapult South Korea to carbon neutrality and international prestige. But a rough road lies ahead.

Japan Top Court: Government Not Responsible for Fukushima Disaster
June 17, 2022

Japan Top Court: Government Not Responsible for Fukushima Disaster

By Mari Yamaguchi
The four-judge bench said the government cannot be held liable because the damage from a massive tsunami that hit the plant could not have been prevented.
Fukushima Disaster’s Impact on Health Will Be Challenged in Court   
February 17, 2022

Fukushima Disaster’s Impact on Health Will Be Challenged in Court   

By Thisanka Siripala
A link between radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and cancer will be the focal point of the civil court case against operator TEPCO.

The Legal Case Against Japan’s Fukushima Wastewater Decision
May 21, 2021

The Legal Case Against Japan’s Fukushima Wastewater Decision

By Xiuxiu Zhang, Jeffrey Thaler, and Danning Zhu
The proposed discharge of wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean would violate Japan’s legal and environmental obligations.

Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Operators Penalized for Sloppy Safeguards at Niigata
April 08, 2021

Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Operators Penalized for Sloppy Safeguards at Niigata

By Thisanka Siripala
A series of safety breaches compounds fears that TEPCO has failed to learn from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in its bid to restart a Niigata nuclear power plant.

Why Japan Might Not Abandon Nuclear Power
March 11, 2021

Why Japan Might Not Abandon Nuclear Power

By Maxime Polleri
10 years after Fukushima, nuclear power is still considered a key factor in issues surrounding energy security, global warming, technological expertise, and international security.

‘Great Walls’ and Geiger Counters: Life After Japan’s Triple Disaster
March 11, 2021

‘Great Walls’ and Geiger Counters: Life After Japan’s Triple Disaster

By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
Ten years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the rebuilding process continues for the few who have returned to the region.
Fukushima Chief: No Need to Extend Decommissioning Target
March 04, 2021

Fukushima Chief: No Need to Extend Decommissioning Target

By Associated Press
Despite recent setbacks, the head of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the goal to fully decommission in 30-40 years is on track.

Japan’s 3/11 Recovery Stalled by Fukushima Decommissioning Delays
March 13, 2020

Japan’s 3/11 Recovery Stalled by Fukushima Decommissioning Delays

By Thisanka Siripala
Delays in dismantling the disaster-stricken nuclear power complex cast doubt on whether recovery goals will move forward according to schedule.

Rethinking Japan’s Energy Security 8 Years After Fukushima
March 21, 2019

Rethinking Japan’s Energy Security 8 Years After Fukushima

By Xie Zhihai
To increase energy self-sufficiency after the 2011 nuclear disaster, renewables are Japan’s only option.

The Truth About Radiation in Fukushima
March 14, 2019

The Truth About Radiation in Fukushima

By Maxime Polleri
Despite government claims, radiation from the 2011 nuclear disaster is not gone.
Taiwan Votes to Maintain Import Ban on Fukushima Food Imports
December 03, 2018

Taiwan Votes to Maintain Import Ban on Fukushima Food Imports

By Thisanka Siripala
While Fukushima suffered a blow, trade ties between Japan and Taiwan avoided any major impact.

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