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TEPCO’s Desperate Search for Profit
May 23, 2014

TEPCO’s Desperate Search for Profit

By Clint Richards
With energy market liberalization looming, TEPCO searches for new markets and customers.
Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup
March 23, 2014

Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup

By J.T. Quigley and Zachary Ruzbasan
With few willing to risk exposure to radiation, staffing agencies are exploiting unskilled laborers from across Japan.

Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
February 20, 2014

Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain

By Catharina Maracke
To deal with disasters like Fukushima, Japan needs a more engaged civil society.

Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
December 09, 2013

Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?

By Reid Tanaka and David Roberts
Not as much as many headlines suggest, but the cleanup still needs to deal with a complex water issue.

“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

By J.T. Quigley
Described by many as the “Japanese Banksy,” 281 spreads his political messages through graffiti.
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 Never-Ending Nuclear Nightmare
August 24, 2013

Japan’s Never-Ending Nuclear Nightmare

A new leak of contaminated water underscores just how difficult the 4 decade decommissioning process will be.

Fukushima’s Next Emergency: Radioactive Water Reaches Pacific Ocean
August 07, 2013

Fukushima’s Next Emergency: Radioactive Water Reaches Pacific Ocean

Radiation from the Fukushima plant is flowing into the ocean at a rate of 300 tons per day.

Fukushima Decontamination and Cleanup Will Cost $50 Billion
July 25, 2013

Fukushima Decontamination and Cleanup Will Cost $50 Billion

The latest figure is nearly five times more than the central government has budgeted.

U.S. Shale Gas Revolution Hits Asia
February 13, 2013

U.S. Shale Gas Revolution Hits Asia

America seems awash in cheap natural gas. With prospects high for its export to Asia, how will players like Australia react?

What Japan Must Do Now
March 10, 2012

What Japan Must Do Now

Japan has made extraordinary progress in recovering from last year’s earthquake and tsunami. But will political bickering stop progress in its tracks?

Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
June 13, 2011

Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture

Anti-nuclear demonstrations following the Fukushima crisis are something new, but not quite an embrace of protest.

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