two japanese power companies have announced they will scrap three ageing nuclear reactors. it marks the first moves to permanently shut down nuclear reactors since the fukushima disaster four years ago.
regional authorities in japan have approved the restart of the idle nuclear power plant at sendai, paving the way for a revival of the nuclear industry three years after it was shut down in the wake of the fukushima disaster.
typhoon vongfong has now left japon, leaving two people dead, one missing and nearly 100 injured.
a powerful typhoon has made landfall on japan's southern main island of kyushu. it has left one person missing and 54 others injured. downgraded to a tropical storm, typhoon vongfong has caused considerable disruption in the region and continues to pour heavy rains over large areas of southern japan.
a nuclear plant in southern japan has been granted preliminary approval to restart under new rules introduced after the 2011 fukushima disaster. since then a...
a new exhibition by japanese artist masamichi kagaya attempts to show the normally invisible results of the fukushima disaster as a series of print-outs repr...
three years after the fukushima disaster, thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators have filled the streets of tokyo. they called on the government to pull the plug on nuclear power for good. it was one of a number of protests which were planned across japan on sunday.
the japan atomic energy agency (jaea) laid plans to melt down a nuclear fuel rod in their test reactor in tokai on friday.the fuel rod will be subjected to extreme conditions, overheated and cooled, and the scientists expect it to eventually melt and hopefully give some insight to the situation inside the catastrophically damaged reactors in fukushima.
it is something to smile about in fukushima, more than two and a half years after the worst nuclear accident since chernobyl. authorities have inaugurated the initial phase of construction of a major wind farm project, off the coast of the japanese province. with the first offshore turbine now fully operational, the plan is to add others, eventually producing enough electricity to supply tens of thousands of households.
it is a difficult and dangerous operation that has never been attempted before on this scale, but the removal of over 1,500 nuclear fuel rods from a damaged reactor is a crucial part of the clean-up at japan's crippled fukushima plant.
a japanese politician has caused a stir after handing a letter about the health impact of the fukishima nuclear disaster to the emperor. the emperor has a symbolic role in japan and it's seen as taboo to try and draw him into politics.
tsunami warnings have been lifted in fukushima and the surrounding coastal region after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 320km off the coast of japan. tremors could be felt some 480 kilometres away in tokyo. a predicted one-metre high wave measured just 30cm when it hit land.
six workers at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant have been exposed to leaking radioactive water. plant operators, tepco,, say one of them mistakenly removed a pipe connected to a water treatment system.
as fukushima faces further problems in its complex cleanup, the operator of the stricken plant has been reprimanded by japan's nuclear regulator. naomi hirose, president of the tokyo electric power co., or tepco, apologised for what he called "repeated mishandling misjudgements on site". he had been summoned to appear before the watchdog which did not hold back in its criticism.
another tank holding highly contaminated water is said to be leaking from japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant. some of the liquid may have reached the pacific ocean.
a water treatment system at japan's stricken fukushima nuclear plant is going back online for tests.
fears over radioactive water have prevented any trawlers setting sail in recent weeks but now offshore test-fishing has resumed in japan's nuclear-hit fukushima region. amid ongoing concerns about contamination, there are strict limits on the species that can be caught and only areas more than 50 kilometres out to sea from the stricken power plant can be fished, at a depth of over 150 metres.
a senior official from the company which operates the stricken nuclear power plant at fukushima in japan has admitted that the situation there is "not under control".
increased levels of the radioactive element tritium have been found in groundwater at the wrecked fukushima nuclear plant in japan. readings, taken from samples drawn from a well close to storage tanks holding contaminated water, were more than 50 percent higher on wednesday than a day earlier.
japan is to formally complain about a cartoon that appeared in a french weekly newspaper that pokes fun at tokyo being awarded the 2020 olympics. one of the cartoons in le canard enchaine shows sumo wrestlers with extra limbs in front of the fukushima nuclear plant and linking this to the games. the japanese government says jokes about the disaster are no laughing matter.
south korea has banned the import of sea food products from eight japanese prefectures amid radioactive contamination concerns.
the japanese government has responded to its nuclear regulator. it said on monday that it was thinking about dumping the radioactive cooling water from fukushima into the sea and announced more money to tackle the problem.
the operator of japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant says around 300 tonnes of highly contaminated water has leaked into the pacific ocean. this comes after months of denial by the tokyo electric power company.
beaches near the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant in japan remain open despite growing concerns over the large amount of contaminated water that has leaked from the crippled facility.
a japanese government official said an estimated 300 m3 of contaminated water is leaking into the ocean per day from the crippled fukushima nuclear plant, after prime minister shinzo abe pledged on wednesday to step up government efforts to stem radioactive water leakage.
japan's devastated nuclear plant at fukushima is facing a new emergency due to radioactive water underground that is threatening to rise to the surface. the operator tepco (tokyo electric power company) is struggling to contain water that is seeping into the pacific ocean.
it has been revealed contaminated ground water from the fukushima nuclear power plant in japan had probably been flowing into the sea.
steam has been spotted rising from a damaged building inside japan's crippled nuclear power plant in fukushima. the company responsible, tepco, said it may have been rain reacting with a hot containment vessel to produce the suspicious looking steam. the reactors damaged in a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 led to radiation leaks into the sea and air.
the first phase is complete of a plan to build the world's largest offshore wind farm near the fukushima nuclear plant that was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in march 2011.
tests at japan's fukushima power plant have revealed a 90-fold increase in caesium-134 in groundwater at the site between july 5 and july 7.
a hero of japan's fukushima nuclear crisis has died of cancer aged 58. masao yoshida stayed at his post as manager of the plant when three of its reactors went into meltdown following the 2011 earthquake. he is said to have saved countless lives. tepco the plant's operator denies his illness was connected to his duties.
japonya'da 2011 mart'ındaki tsunami sonrası nükleer felaketin yaşandığı fukushima daichi santralinin eski direktörü yoshida masao, kansere yenik düştü. 58 yaşındaki masao, soğutma sisteminin devre dışı kalması nedeni ile nükleer sızıntının meydana geldiği santrale girerek yeniden kontrolün sağlanmasında görev almıştı. aynı yıl kanser teşhisi konan yoshida masao, görevi bırakmak zorunda kalmıştı.
authorities in japan say an outage at fukushima power station may have been caused by a rat.
greenpeace has criticised the world health organisation's (who) assessment of radioactive risks around japan's fukushima nuclear plant.
a 7.3 earthquake rocks japan on december 7 2012, triggering tsunami warnings in the area. no reports of any injeries yet. on this video there is two news cli...
japan's election campaign is underway ahead of the december 16 vote with the country's energy needs a hot topic post-fukushima.
Fukushima nükleer faciası ceza mahkemesine taşınıyor. Binden fazla kişi ve kuruluştan gelen şikayetleri değerlendiren Fukushima savcılığı,Tokyo Elektrik Şirketi (TEPCO) ve hükümet yetkililerine karşı bir dava açarak felaketin yaşanmasında suçlu olup olmadıklarını araştıracak. Hüküm giymeleri halinde yetkililer ölüm cezasına çarptırılabilir.
with the one year anniversary of the march 11th earthquake quickly approaching, the needs of the japanese are changing. crash has been responding to questions and concerns regarding radiation by bringing in specialists.
at least he won't be able to hear the other rabbits laughing at him.
officials say there was some plutonium found in the soil on the grounds of the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant.