Menu
Account
3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
March 01, 2016
3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Nearly five years after the Fukushima meltdown, three executives have been indicted for the disaster.
3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
The Long Haul for Fukushima
November 19, 2014
The Long Haul for Fukushima
Costs and complications of the cleanup underscore the magnitude of Japan’s nuclear question.
The Long Haul for Fukushima
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
November 07, 2014
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
Plus Sendai disaster plans and Fukushima reconstruction progress. Weekly Japan nuclear energy links.
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
Waste Storage, Reactor Dismantlement Show Positive Signs For Fukushima
August 26, 2014
Waste Storage, Reactor Dismantlement Show Positive Signs For Fukushima
With new storage facilities, cleanup and dismantlement may become a quicker process.
Waste Storage, Reactor Dismantlement Show Positive Signs For Fukushima
As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
August 17, 2014
As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
TEPCO is running out of space to store contaminated water.
As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground
TEPCO Faces Renewed Pressure Over Responsibility and Cleanup
August 01, 2014
TEPCO Faces Renewed Pressure Over Responsibility and Cleanup
The utility finds itself again facing legal indictments and safety accusations.
TEPCO Faces Renewed Pressure Over Responsibility and Cleanup
Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts
July 30, 2014
Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts
Fukushima’s long-term problems will make public acceptance of a general nuclear restart difficult.
Persistent Nuclear Waste From Fukushima Inhibits Restarts
Japan Sweats Its Energy Grid
July 15, 2014
Japan Sweats Its Energy Grid
A grid built around nuclear power is destined to be perpetually pushed to its limit.
Japan Sweats Its Energy Grid
The Summer of Japan’s Energy Discontent
July 01, 2014
The Summer of Japan’s Energy Discontent
With another energy-saving campaign this summer, Japanese utilities may look for profits abroad.
The Summer of Japan’s Energy Discontent
Abe, Energy Sector Keep Restart On Track
June 19, 2014
Abe, Energy Sector Keep Restart On Track
Amidst public opposition, the government and energy companies feel constrained to resume nuclear power.
Abe, Energy Sector Keep Restart On Track
TEPCO’s Desperate Search for Profit
May 23, 2014
TEPCO’s Desperate Search for Profit
With energy market liberalization looming, TEPCO searches for new markets and customers.
TEPCO’s Desperate Search for Profit
Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup
March 23, 2014
Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup
With few willing to risk exposure to radiation, staffing agencies are exploiting unskilled laborers from across Japan.
Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
February 20, 2014
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
To deal with disasters like Fukushima, Japan needs a more engaged civil society.
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
December 09, 2013
Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
Not as much as many headlines suggest, but the cleanup still needs to deal with a complex water issue.
Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
“281_Antinuke” Risks Death Threats and Arrest in His Fight Against TEPCO, Japanese Government
December 03, 2013
“281_Antinuke” Risks Death Threats and Arrest in His Fight Against TEPCO, Japanese Government
Described by many as the “Japanese Banksy,” 281 spreads his political messages through graffiti.
“281_Antinuke” Risks Death Threats and Arrest in His Fight Against TEPCO, Japanese Government
Japan’s LDP Mulls Tepco Breakup as Fuel Rods OK’d for Risky Removal
October 31, 2013
Japan’s LDP Mulls Tepco Breakup as Fuel Rods OK’d for Risky Removal
Abe panel suggests that utility is unfit to decommission the stricken plant.
Japan’s LDP Mulls Tepco Breakup as Fuel Rods OK’d for Risky Removal
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief