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August-September-October 2013:

1,650 sue government, TEPCO over Fukushima damages

2 more cases of thyroid cancer found in Fukushima youths

2 more thyroid cancer cases identified in Fukushima

Wrecked Fukushima storage tank leaking highly radioactive water

With radiation fears rekindled, researchers seek truth off Fukushima coast

With a Plant’s Tainted Water Still Flowing, No End to Environmental Fears

Why the Fukushima radioactive leak is worse than we thought

Vietnam lifts radiation inspection on Japanese food imports

Wood chips including cesium a large amount left near Lake Biwa

US expert: TEPCO should say more on water leaks

UN atomic agency to visit Fukushima to review progress in clean up

Typhoon flushes out radioactive strontium at Fukushima nuclear plant

Tritium tainted groundwater expands at plant

Toxic water leak at Fukushima plant

Tokyo rally protests moves to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa reactors

Tokyo Olympic bid faces Fukushima concern

The samurai and survivors of Fukushima

The quiet of a nuclear beach

The conversion from power generation to “decommissioning center” the first Fukushima, TEPCO study

Radiation Fears Extend to Other Japanese Products

Test fishing starts off southern Fukushima

TEPCO’s water purification plan faces difficulties

Tepco’s Claim Radiation Leaks Confined to Coast Called ‘Silly’

Tepco: No. 2 reactor key radiation source

Tepco yet to track groundwater paths

TEPCO under-reported cesium measurements

TEPCO struggles with rainwater contamination

TEPCO split proposed to speed up Fukushima reactors’ scrapping

TEPCO sets up task force for water leaks

TEPCO resumes use of Fukushima underground tanks to deal with heavy rain

Tepco refuses to fund outside cleanup

Tepco raises toxic water estimate to 400 tons a day

Tepco radioactive flow raises alarm over seafood safety

TEPCO paid 500 million yen to open Fukushima branch of Russian museum

TEPCO official: Leakage ‘not under control’

Tepco needs public cash to dig deep wall

TEPCO instructed to look for other possible leaks

Tepco hit for failing to foresee menace of radioactive groundwater, tank leaks

U.S. adviser named for Fukushima plant clean-up

TEPCO finds new spot of leaked toxic water

Tepco finds chinks around two bolts in leaky tank

TEPCO executives spared from indictment

Tepco Drains 1,130 Tons of Rainwater at Fukushima After Typhoon

Tepco discharges tainted rainwater from storage tank areas

Tepco dealt another criminal complaint

TEPCO apologizes for contaminated water leak

TEPCO aims to eliminate human error

Tepco Advisers Urge Separate Entity to Decommission Plant

TEPCO admits it deserves blame for Fukushima nuclear meltdown

Taiwan returns radiation-contaminated containers to Japan

Tainted water may be leaking near No.2 reactor

SURVEY: 76% don’t believe Fukushima situation ‘under control’; Abe support rate steady at 56%

Steam seen rising from Fukushima reactor: TEPCO

S.Korea bans marine products from eastern Japan

South Koreans Call for Medical Checkups for Rescue Workers Dispatched to Fukushima

South Korea to keep fish import ban despite lift request from Tokyo

S.Korea to join sea contamination monitoring

Radioactive cesium found in Japanese fish imports

Science Council of Japan calls for increased monitoring of Fukushima produce

Russia, Japan in a tiff over car import contamination concerns

Environment Pollution in Japan on Thursday, 03 October, 2013

Environment Pollution in Japan on Monday, 02 July, 2012

Rice harvested in no-entry zone in Fukushima

Reserve funds may be used on Fukushima plant

‘Worst-case scenario’ at Fukushima

Radioactive water leakage continues

Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nears Pacific

Radioactive cesium levels drop in Fukushima fish, but strontium remains a mystery

Radioactive cesium detected in the urine of children Iwate Prefecture, of more than 40%,

Accusers denounce prosecutors decision

Photos highlight the tragedy that befell livestock, pets after Fukushima

Obama cited bureaucratic barriers in nuclear crisis response

Nuclear regulator urges TEPCO to seek help

Nuclear regulator urges checking all tanks

Nuclear regulator raps TEPCO for lax management of water tanks

Nuclear Operator Raises Alarm on Crisis

Fukushima No. 1 mishandling may foreclose on Tepco reactor restarts: NRA

NRA to Tepco: Get a grip on No. 1 before thinking of restarts

NRA to Tepco: Fix water mess, even add workers

NRA to set up training center

NRA to restudy 2011 N-accident’s plumes

NRA to conduct detailed cesium survey off Fukushima

NRA publicly reprimands TEPCO chief over latest problems at Fukushima

NRA members critical of TEPCO

NRA may raise Fukushima leak severity rating

‘No expertise’ for decommissioning in Fukushima

News Analysis: TEPCO failing to solve Japan’s nuke crisis, but gov’t keeping away on financial concern

New software aims to speed disaster evacuations

New method reduces analysis time of radioactive strontium

New device tests food for radioactive content more efficiently

Motegi: Scrapping 2 reactors helps

Motegi sides with locals calling to scrap Fukushima Daini nuke plant

More Japanese nuclear refugees sue Tepco, government

More Fukushima plant workers show health problems

‘Mismanaged’ leaks to require reserve funds

Loose bolts may cause radioactive water leakage

Leaking tank at Fukushima plant has no water gauge

LDP bigwig pushes Tepco split to speed up Fukushima No. 1 decommissioning

Korea may sue Japan for mishandling leaks

Koizumi’s call for nuclear-free Japan raises speculation about his intent

Nuclear disaster drill uses wind direction data

Kashiwazaki N-plant restart mired

Japan’s NRA to fully disclose tainted water data

Japan’s Chubu Electric to apply for nuclear plant safety approval

Japan’s ambassador of ‘shut up’ remark resigns

Households See Little Pain in Higher Electricity Rates

Japanese fishermen object to planned release of Fukushima water into Pacific Ocean

Japanese authorities ignored US warnings over Fukushima water leaks

Japan’s Trade Ministry Seeks Budget Boost for Fukushima Cleanup

Japan’s Nuclear Refugees, Still Stuck in Limbo

Japan to switch off nuclear power, may be some time before it’s on again

Japan provides Seoul with more records on radioactive water leaks

Japan PM orders Fukushima water leaks fixed by March

Japan Pays Final Tribute to Man Who Led Fukushima Fifty


Japan must get ready torelease Fukushima water intothesea–U.S. adviser

Japan Mulls Plan for One Operator to Run All Reactors: Energy

Japan LDP Considers Draft Bill to Put Government in Control of Fukushima Cleanup

Japan hopes UNESCO listing of food culture to ease radiation concern

Japan government abandons hands-off approach to Fukushima clean-up

Japan considers overhaul of nuclear power industry

Japan calls for decision based on science

Japan balked at steps to control Fukushima water in 2011: memo

JAEA finally tracks contamination in immediate vicinity of Fukushima plant

Japan’s Nuclear Migraine: A Never-Ending Disaster at Fukushima

Insight: Japan ponders Fukushima options, but Tepco too big to fail

Insight: In Fukushima end-game, radiated water has nowhere to go

INSIGHT: Frozen soil wall at Fukushima plant riddled with uncertainties

Insight: After disaster, the deadliest part of Japan’s nuclear clean-up

Inose: Tainted water not necessarily under control

IAEA urges Japan to educate public realistically about decontamination

Hospitals may be forced to hand cancer patient information to state

Hirose: Fukushima leaks under control

Highly toxic water leaked from tank could have flowed into sea

High radioactivity found on 2 tanks

High levels of radiation discovered in new well at Fukushima plant

Guam EPA asks for help to test for radioactivity

Government under fire for slow response to Fukushima leak

Government banking on uncertain technologies to resolve Fukushima water crisis

Fukushima’s financial fallout

Fukushima woes force Japan to defend Olympic bid

FUKUSHIMA WATER CRISIS: Liquidating TEPCO not the answer, says industry minister

Fukushima water crisis threatens TEPCO’s plan to restart reactors in Niigata

Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to become training center

Fukushima town protests Abe’s global promise on crippled plant

This year’s first rice in Fukushima, 120 becquerels cesium exceeding the reference value

Fukushima residents rap Tokyo Olympics bid chief over nuclear crisis

Fukushima monitoring inadequate, regulator says

Fukushima Leaks Prompt Government to ‘Emergency Measures’

Fukushima inspectors ‘careless’, Japan agency says, as nuclear crisis grows

“Exposure causes” cancer four months 55-year-old man of Sapporo workers’ compensation apply at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Fukushima crisis: ‘Ice wall’ test to begin soon

Fukushima and the right to responsible government

Fuel rod removal plan approved

Former Prime Minister Koizumi urges Abe to end nuclear power immediately

For “zombie” Fukushima operator, fresh financing masks long-term woes

For water leak in the tank of the H4 area Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant facility to another (continued report 35)

Rainwater drainage of the product of the ground around the tank without obtaining consent of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Regulatory Agency

Fishing off Fukushima to be suspended

Fishing industry worried about S.Korean import ban

Fishermen demand that there be no further leaks from Fukushima

FDA Says No Need To Worry About Current Leakage From Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Errors Cast Doubt on Japan’s Cleanup of Nuclear Accident Site

Electricity aplenty this winter, METI says

EDITORIAL: Cash-hungry TEPCO mixes up its priorities

Doubt cast on Abe’s assurance to IOC about Fukushima leaks

District’s evacuation order may be lifted

Disaster areas critically short of manpower

Diet debates on Fukushima tank leak asked

Decommissioning Fukushima Daini needs special treatment, says Japanese minister

Cost to insure Tepco’s debt soars on back of bad news

Company TEPCO employees Ibaraki Ryu cable Saki city “commit suicide by jumping off”

Civic group calls for rigorous checks onimported Japanese food| Taiwan

Citizens group reports high radiation levels at possible venues for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Chinese customs seize radioactive scrap metal from Japan

Ban on fisheries import

Ban all fish from Japan to ease fears, says Hong Kong food expert

As Fukushima compensation stalls, TEPCO continues to pay pro-nuclear village

Another group of Fukushima fishermen begin trial operations

ANALYSIS: Contaminated water flowing into ocean despite Abe’s claim

Also more than 10 hours hard labor Fukushima Daiichi workers barely illegal

Japan should stop ‘confusing messages’ on Fukushima: IAEA

Abe’s claims to have Fukushima under control criticized

TEPCO contradicts Abe’s claim that Fukushima situation was “under control”

Abe Says Fukushima Will Be Resolved Before 2020 Olympics

Abe orders 2 Fukushima reactors scrapped; pledges safe Olympics

Abe may have referred to Fukushima without knowing details

Abe at Wall Street vows to keep nuclear energy, pitches deregulation


May-June-July 2013:

TEPCO’s N-plant delays cause for worry

TEPCO’s post-mortem shows No. 2 reactor main source of radiation

Among the WBC inspection Fukushima Prefecture municipalities, infant under the age of 4 are not subject  in 40 municipalities of more than 70%

Alarm disregarded, radiation level unchecked

Alarm as steam seen rising from Fukushima reactor

Airborne radiation rising at Fukushima Daiichi

Agency says fish contamination limited to near Fukushima plant

After Fukushima, Japan beginning to see the light in solar energy

2012 March: Special Features “andplays aroleinreconstruction” | KAJIMA digest

80% think another nuke disaster ‘probable’: poll

60% in Fukushima worry radiation may affect kids

44% of evacuees want to stay inTokyo

10,000 residents claim compensation in Fukushima

4 power companies to apply for reactor screening

“Frozen wall” considered for nuclear plant water

At Tepco, A Woman Takes the Levers of Power

Be shipped to clear the soybean 10 tons shipped all bag inspection of Fukushima Prefecture Date City Sun, the first  in non-rice

British woman trying to save Japan’s nuclear power industry says: ‘Radiation is scary’

Calls for seafood tests due to radiation leak in Japan

Cesium highest in plankton gathered at 25 degrees N. latitude

Cesium hotspots found in seabed east of Fukushima

Cesium levels in Fukushima water 8 times higher than after disaster

Cesium readings further climb in groundwater at Fukushima plant

Contaminated water treatment facilities of the residual first nuclear power plant and radioactive iodine

Cesium readings further climb in groundwater at Fukushima plant

Cooling system shuts down during Fukushima test

County invention to clean-up Fukushima

Cover on Fukushima reactor building to be demolished

CROOKED CLEANUP: Yakuza taking slice of lucrative decontamination work

Damaged reactor building at Fukushima plant fully covered


April 2013: 

#Radioactive Japan_ One of the Most Contaminated Villages and Towns in #Fukushima Lures Children Back with $100 Book Coupons _ EXSKF

1st cherry blossom viewing after nuclear accident -NHK WORLD English-

40% of radiation posts incomplete – The Japan News

Accident investigators say Japan nuclear safety plans too lax for crowded, quake-prone nation – The Washington Post

Another Fukushima storage tank leaking -NHK WORLD English-

Claims against Tepco can run long – The Japan Times Fuel-rod cooling halted by rats at crippled Japan nuclear plant _ Reuters

Fukushima Farmers To Grow Rice First Time Since Nuke Accident

Fukushima gov’t forced to reveal children’s thyroid gland tests-daily jp (Mainichi)

Fukushima Leaks Won’t Seep Beyond Plant for Decades, IAEA Says – Bloomberg

Fukushima N-Plant Suffers New Tainted Water Leakage – JIJI PRESS

Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup may take more than 40 years_ IAEA – The Japan Times

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Is Still Unstable, Japanese Official Says – NYTimes

Fukushima reactor cooling system fails again -NHK WORLD English-

Fukushima tank springs major leak – The Japan Times

Groundwater at Daiichi Japan Times

Health management of nuclear power plant workers, saving labor thickness ..

JAIFpromotingHayano_ENGNEWS01_1366683568P Japan to set frequency limit for serious nuclear accidents _ Kyodo News

Japanese tsunami debris joins towns separated by an ocean – LA Daily News

Japan’s nuclear regulator to give plant operators 5-year hiatus on new safety facilities- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Jp daily water-Questions arise over whether poor workmanship or design led to leak of radioactive (Mainichi)

Lawsuit seeks evacuation of Fukushima children


Mistake halts Fukushima No Motegi halts use of underground Fukushima pools -NHK WORLD English-

New NRA safety standards may impact reactor restarts – The Japan Times

NRA team maintains active fault runs directly beneath Tsuruga nuclear reactor- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Nuclear plant supplier slides – The Japan Times

Nuclear Regulation Authority drafts new safety rules for plants ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Nuclear regulator instructs TEPCO over water leaks -NHK WORLD English-

Nuclear watchdog to answer unresolved questions about Fukushima disaster – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Nuclear watchdog to study impact of 2011 quake on Fukushima plant _ Kyodo News Oi reactors face new NRA safety regimen – The Japan Times


PROMETHEUS TRAP_ ‘Shadow units’ (14)_ SDF commander had to see for himself if order could be carried out – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Questions arise over whether poor workmanship or design led to leak of radioactive water- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Questions in Fukushima crisis -NHK WORLD English-

Radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster could be to blame for the hundreds of malnourished seals washed up in California _ Mail Online

Radiation Levels Rise near Leaky Tank at Fukushima N-Plant – JIJI PRESS

Radioactive water problems at Fukushima nuke plant force rethink _ Kyodo News

Radioactive water set to be shifted to aboveground tanks soon_ TEPCO- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Recovery from meltdowns patchy – The Japan Times

Spent fuel cooling system back up at Fukushima No

TEPCO _ Disconnection of the Silt Fences at Fukushima Daiichi NPS

TEPCO confirms 2nd leak of radioactive water at Fukushima plant _ Kyodo News

TEPCO moves irradiated water to ground tanks -NHK WORLD English-

TEPCO mulling over dumping radioactive water into Pacific Ocean due to leaks – The Japan Daily Press

TEPCO ordered to address radioactive water leaks at Fukushima plant _ Kyodo News

TEPCO paid membership fee to nuclear lobby group after Fukushima disaster – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO reports leak from another water storage tank -NHK WORLD English-

TEPCO suspects water leak at another storage tank at Fukushima plant _ Kyodo News

TEPCO switching to above-ground storage for radioactive Fukushima water ‘soon’ – The Japan Daily Press

TEPCO to remove all radioactive water from troubled tanks by June _ Kyodo News

TEPCO yet to nail down cause of radioactive leaks at Fukushima plant- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Water, rats, outages add to list of Fukushima plant woes ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Work at Fukushima nuclear plant _ Photos _ Kyodo News


February – March 2013:

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant Worker’s Perspective on the Debris Dropping Accident at Reactor 3 SFP_ Normal Project Management System Doesn’t Work on an Abnormal Situation _ EXSKF

#Radioactive Japan_ Decontamination Burned Down a House in #Fukushima City _ EXSKF

(Anything Goes Series 4) #Fukushima City’s Tap Water _Safe and Delicious_, To Be Served at Events in Fukushima to Eradicate Baseless Rumors _ EXSKF

2 more cases of thyroid cancer found in Fukushima youths – The Japan Daily Press

2 more thyroid cancer cases identified in Fukushima _ Kyodo News

120 tons of contaminated water leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Abe purges energy board of antinuclear experts – The Japan Times

Abe should address nuclear power issues – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Abe to comprehensively decide on restart of reactors in Japan _ Kyodo News

Abe’s advisory council calls for early restart of nuclear reactors – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

After Fukushima_ Japan’s new model for farms – CSMonitor

Agency drafts new safeguards for reactors that may delay restarts – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun


Asahi _ TEPCO didn’t submit worker doses 21000

Cesium in incinerator dust across east Japan _ The Japan Times

Court awards Sacramento Municipal Utility District $34

Cities Weigh Taking Over From Private Utilities – NYTimes

Compensation Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, to enact special law ..

Debris removal underway at former no-entry zone -NHK WORLD English-

Displaced Fukushima residents to sue gov’t, TEPCO ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Declining radiation measured near Fukushima plant, some blown elsewhere – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Digital Asahi Shimbun_ If you’re sending electrical isolation _can not have_ primary Denjiren chairman Yagi – Money economy

Domestic violence higher in tsunami zone ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Dry ice vacuum cleaner robot bound for Fukushima ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Exec at Japan’s nuclear watchdog held 30 illicit meetings with power firms _ The Japan Times

Exelon Probed on Nuclear Funding Shortfall, U.S


Evacuees may have to leave private housing used as temporary units- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Feb2013_NRA to set toughest nuclear plant safety rules -NHK WORLD English-

Feb2013_Regulators to change rules to improve organization’s transparency _ Kyodo News

First Solar Takes On Ex-Nuclear Professional – CleanTechnica

French Nuclear Disaster Scenario Was So Bad The Government Kept It Secret – Business Insider

Fukushima deletes radiation data needed for exposure assessment- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Fukushima disaster damages claim form distributed -NHK WORLD English-

Fukushima Disaster_ TEPCO Takes Most Of Blame For Nuclear Meltdown

Fukushima Lawsuit Reveals Price of ‘Abenomics’ – Bloomberg

Fukushima needs help beyond protests in Tokyo_ sociologist _ The Japan Times

Fukushima nuclear plant’s cooling system goes offline for 3 hours – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima workers treated water leaks without dosimeters – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima’s ‘contaminated’ rice still in storage two years on – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Giving the children of Fukushima a place to play is not easy _ The Japan Times

Gov’t panel member urges limited reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel _ Kyodo News

Gov’t presses 2 utilities to lower planned rate hikes ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Govt. rezones Namie Town near Fukushima No

Group wants Fukushima plant preserved for Chernobyl-style tourism – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

High radiation bars decommissioning of Fukushima plant – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

‘Housewives’ educating children on energy linked to TEPCO PR firm- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

‘I am one of the Fukushima fifty’_ One of the men who risked their lives to prevent a catastrophe shares his story – Asia – World – The Independent

IAEA to propose multilateral efforts to retire Fukushima nuclear reactors _ Kyodo News


July Oiigenpatsu to stop_ Tokyo Shimbun society (TOKYO Web)

Japan Atomic Power takes rare step to sell uranium for loan payment _ Kyodo News

Japan purges anti-nuclear members from energy policy review board – Power Engineering

Japan urged to send out global SOS over No


KEPCO-funded NPO seen as nuclear power propaganda tool- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Kyushu Electric made 150 insiders attend public hearing on nuclear policy in 2005- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Life as a Fukushima clean-up worker – radiation, exhaustion, public criticism _ Environment _

Ministry forced to start radioactive waste disposal site plan over – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Ministry ignored call to enhance Fukushima off-site center _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

Mainichi_Yamashita Resigns

New NRA rules impose costly roadblocks to restart idle reactors – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun


No-go zone designation lifted for part of Namie town ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Not Appropriate to Say Japan N-Accident Contained_ Minister – JIJI PRESS

Notice of thyroid test results Marumori town

NRA plans its own probe of Fukushima crisis – The Japan Times

Nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima schools at the crossroads- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Nuclear experts issue interim Fukushima report -NHK WORLD English-

Nuclear scientists discuss new safety rules -NHK WORLD English-

Nuke plant operators put tab on new safety standards at 1 trillion yen – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

New umbrella body gets to work on Fukushima’s postdisaster recovery _ The Japan Times

Nuclear power and press freedom _ The Japan Times

Oi reactors to get early NRA check to stay on – The Japan Times

Panel to look into TEPCO’s alleged falsifications -NHK WORLD English-

Panel views faults at Tohoku Electric nuclear plant as active _ Kyodo News

Power industry boss_ Proposed reform threatens nuclear power generation – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Power industry extends logistics support to volunteer groups- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

PROMETHEUS TRAP (8)_ Burning the midnight oil for a plan to drop water on a reactor – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

PROMETHEUS TRAP (9)_ Politicians pushed for quick SDF water drop on nuclear plant – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

PROMETHEUS TRAP (10)_ SDF crew fought fear in dumping water on Fukushima plant – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

PROMETHEUS TRAP (11)_ We are still alive! – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

PROMETHEUS TRAP (12)_ Inject more water into the reactor – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

PROMETHEUS TRAP (13)_ U.SJapanMeeting

PROMETHEUS TRAP (14)_ Gap grew between Japan, U.S

PROMETHEUS TRAP_ ‘Shadow units’ (13)_ SDF members recruited for Fukushima mission brought emotional baggage – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Photos show workers’ eye views of Fukushima disaster aftermath – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun


PROMETHEUS TRAP (5)_ Tears from an old Japan hand at the State Department – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

PROMETHEUS TRAP (7)_ Gratitude expressed by Japan’s commander in chief – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Prosecutors seize recorded remarks by Fukushima plant’s ex-head _ Kyodo News

Prosecutors seize testimony of former Fukushima nuclear plant chief- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Protesters rail against Abe, reactors _ The Japan Times

Questions raised over testing methods for thyroid gland doses in Fukushima – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Radiation in most seafood products from disaster areas below limit_ agency- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Radiation rumors trigger expanding Fukushima vegetable price collapse- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Radioactive mud in Fukushima school pools tops 100,000 becquerels – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Radioactive tuna from Fukushima_ Scientists eat it up – latimes

Rat found as cause of power problem at Fukushima plant _ Kyodo News

Record radioactivity found in Fukushima fish – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Report_ Fault at nuclear plant may be active -NHK WORLD English-

Reproductive health should be focus of Fukushima nuclear disaster _ Kyodo News

Residents paying back Fukushima compensation – Yahoo!7

Road map for Fukushima evacuees due in summer_ Abe _ The Japan Times

Rumors and Prejudice Plague Fukushima Farmers Two Years Later – Olga Belogolova – The Atlantic

‘Shadow units’ (1)_ Secret rescue mission at the Fukushima plant – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

‘Shadow units’ (2)_ SDF rescuers don heavy protective gear plus diapers – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

‘Shadow units’ (3)_ Keeping the public in the dark – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

‘Shadow units’ (5)_ CRF units aligned against common enemy, the crippled nuclear plant – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

‘Shadow units’ (6)_ SDF members exposed to high radiation levels in reactor explosion – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

‘Shadow units’ (9)_ SDF members told to hold their ground – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

‘Shadow units’ (17)_ SDF ‘suicide mission’ considered for dealing with nuclear accident – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Solar plant domes spring up in Fukushima’s shadow – environment – 11 March 2013 – New Scientist

Stress causing deaths among Fukushima evacuees -NHK WORLD English-

Study_ No radioactive cesium in 99% of Fukushima, Ibaraki residents – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Survey_ No nuclear plants meet new safety standards – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Talks on Japan’s long-term energy plan start with pro-nuclear tone _ Kyodo News

TEPCO fails to submit dose data on 21,000 Fukushima plant workers – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO makes room to store spent nuclear fuel from damaged Fukushima reactor building – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO mulls more spending to ensure safety of Niigata nuclear plant _ Kyodo News

TEPCO plans for storing radioactive water dealt heavy blow – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO rejects ministry’s demand to pay 10

TEPCO releases video of vital Fukushima plant equipment, denies quake damage- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Tepco to boost compensation zone – The Japan Times

TEPCO yet to pay 10

The Most Radioactive Man on Earth Has the Kindest Heart _ Mother Jones

Tohoku Elec Cancels Nuclear Plant

Two years after Fukushima disaster, doubts of food safety linger in Japan _ Marketplace

Two years on, Fukushima evacuees seek justice and a normal life _ The Japan Times

TEPCO _blocked_ nuclear accident investigation_ panel member _ Kyodo News

TEPCO misled Diet panel, averted quake-damage inspection at Fukushima plant – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO president blames one official for misleading Fukushima investigative panel – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO suspected of false account to Diet panel -NHK WORLD English-

TEPCO_ Damaged reactor can withstand quakes -NHK WORLD English-

TEPCO’s post-mortem shows No2 main source of radiation

Thwarted once, inspectors again seek truth about cause of Fukushima disaster – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Up to 230 000 Bq of forest leaf mold contamination survey Fukushima News _ northeastern Hebei Shimpo

US wind energy is now more economic than nuclear power – Bloomberg _ EWEA Blog

Utilities gave money to group led by atomic energy commissioner even after Fukushima disaster- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Welcome to the Malware-Industrial Complex _ MIT Technology Review


January 2013:

Social_ a chunk of adhesive tape high mountains of Tottori, radiation levels YOMIURI ONLINE (Yomiuri Shimbun)

Not even Kimura goals decontamination_ Survey 70% of Iitate villagers_ social Tokyo Shimbun (TOKYO Web)

54% of cities hosting nuclear plants OK restart_ survey ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

70% of towns behind in N-plans _ Municipalities struggling to prepare disaster measures by March deadline _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

1000 yen per diem payment deduction skilled subcontractors rampant decontamination_ Tokyo Newspaper Society (TOKYO Web)

Aashi_US_Japan_Response_PROMETHEUS TRAP (1)_ U.S

As radiation fears dwindle, so do checkups _ The Japan Times Online

Back to the future for Japan_ _ The Japan Times Online

BBC News – Inside silent Fukushima ghost town

Contaminated soil might have been illegally dumped in Fukushima _ Kyodo News

CROOKED CLEANUP (1)_ Radioactive waste dumped into rivers during decontamination work in Fukushima – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

CROOKED CLEANUP (2)_ Some decontamination workers sorry for following orders – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

CROOKED CLEANUP (3)_ Reporters document extent of shoddy decontamination practices – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

CROOKED CLEANUP_ Environment Ministry failed to act on Asahi tip-off – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

CROOKED CLEANUP_ Government mishandled complaints about shoddy cleanup work – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

CROOKED CLEANUP_ Government to investigate Fukushima decontamination – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

CROOKED CLEANUP_ Ministry questions decontamination contractors; workers express hopelessness – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Energy policy post-Fukushima_ Japan needs to show leadership – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Decommissioning Of Fukushima Nuke Plant To Begin This Year

Decontamination companies suspected of illegally dumping radioactive waste in Fukushima _ The Japan Times Online

Decontamination Tape Koto Industrial Co., Ltd

Earthquake rubble in Iwate Prefecture, leaving for Osaka _ NNN News

EDITORIAL_ New Diet probe into Fukushima disaster called for – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Emperor hopes everyone will support Tohoku disaster victims ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Energy policy post-Fukushima_ Japan needs to show leadership – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Environment Ministry seeks ¥11 billion for radiation decontamination study centers in Fukushima _ The Japan Times Online

Evacuees told they’ll need to stay away for a generation – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Faults may void Tepco’s Niigata plant _ The Japan Times

Fear and devastation on the road to Japan’s nuclear disaster zone – Asia – World – The Independent

Fire at Japan nuclear reactor heightens radiation threat _ ReutersMar15_2011

Forever (Message mayor) Futaba town Message _ mayor _ Site extraordinary Futaba Town official website (version disaster)

Former Tepco Chairman Said Questioned in Fukushima Legal Probe – Businessweek

Foundation filled with ‘nuclear village’ officials monopolizes nuclear benefit program – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

French woman who fled Japan after 3_11 sues NHK for unfair dismissal ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Fukushima 50_ ‘We felt like kamikaze pilots ready to sacrifice everything’ _ Environment _

Fukushima decontamination faces severe labor shortages _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

FUKUSHIMA MINPO NEWS _ Residents unable to return home for 5 years_ Tomioka town

Fukushima nuke plant workers not checked for radiation doses to arms, legs- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Fukushima reactor buildings to be cleaned by robots from late July _ Kyodo News

Fukushima residents show distrust over lack of explanation about interim storage facility- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Gist of new safety standards proposed for reactors -NHK WORLD English-

Gov’t sticks to 3-year deadline on reactor restart decision ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Hirosaki University Namie Exposure Testing NHK WORLD English

In future evacuations, pets may come too – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

In praise of … the Fukushima 50 _ Editorial _ Comment is free _ The Guardian

Installment of cover for fuel removal begins at Fukushima plant reactor- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Iodine pill distribution may be delayed _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

JanJanBlog – Fukushima police officers died in acute leukemia

Japan earthquake_ as it happened March 15 – Telegraph

Japan faces nuclear shutdown for second time since Fukushima _ Reuters

Japan Failed to Hand Out Radiation Pills – WSJ

Japan nuclear crisis_ Two workers’ bodies recovered at Fukushima nuclear plant – latimes

Japan Nuclear Fight May Have Turned Corner – WSJ

Japan unveils strict nuclear measures – FT

Japan Solar Farm Donates Profits To Community

Md. woman sees long-term effects of radiation in Fukushima – WTOP

‘Mike, the Murasoi’, the fish so contaminated by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster it is over 2,500 times the legal limit _ Mail Online

Military begins voluntary evacuation of Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan _ Corruptioninsantabarbara’s Blog

Mitsubishi Corp _ Mitsubishi Corporation to Develop Mega Solar Projects in Iwaki, Fukushima _ 4-Traders

Monju operator said it checked key equipment, but it hadn’t – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

More residents refuse nuclear benefits after Fukushima disaster – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Mountains of debris waiting to be disposed of -NHK WORLD English-

NationalArchive11 quake – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

No explosion at No2_Oct2011_Yomiuri NRA has final reactor say-so_ Motegi _ The Japan Times Online

NRA_ fuel reprocessors must meet safety standards -NHK WORLD English-

NRA_ Reactor screening to begin in July or later -NHK WORLD English-

Nuclear disaster leaves historic statues abandoned -NHK WORLD English-

Nuclear evacuation shelters to be set up -NHK WORLD English-

Nuclear fears contaminate sales for Tohoku farmers ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Nuclear plant operators payout amount revealed -NHK WORLD English-

Nuclear power industry’s shady payments since Fukushima crisis – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Nuclear regulator says checking all reactors in 3 yrs difficult _ Kyodo News

Numerical characteristics of radiation monitoring by the public blog volcanic Yukio Hayakawa

Okinawa center offers respite for Fukushima kids _ The Japan Times Online

Operator_ may connect power to Fukushima No Mar2011_reuters

Over 10 nuclear plants in Japan have flawed fire-prevention equipment_ sources- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Professor_ Cesium in wild mushrooms not caused by Fukushima accident – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun


PROMETHEUS TRAP (6)_ SDF poised for dangerous mission into Fukushima – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Proposed Rules for Japan’s Nuclear Industry Called Too Strict – NYTimes

Radiation Found in Plant GroundwaterApril2011 – WSJ

Radioactive materials in fish studied -NHK WORLD English-

Reactors must be terror-proof as well as quake-proof_ regulator ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Resumption of Japan’s boiling water reactors may be delayed _ Kyodo News

Rice grown in Miyagi contains more than double legal limit of radioactive cesium ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion


Study the health effects of exposure to children is minimal published Iwate Prefecture – MSN Sankei News

TEPCO accident causes new problem at Fukushima – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Tepco plans to dump ‘cleaned’ Fukushima No

TEPCO prepares to remove spent fuels -NHK WORLD English-

TEPCO to install filtered vent at nuclear reactor -NHK WORLD English-

TEPCO’s Fukushima headquarters starts operations _ Kyodo News

TEPCO’s post-mortem shows No2MainSourceOfRadiation

Timeline_ Japan’s unfolding nuclear crisis _ ReutersMar15_2011

Tokyo Electric Power Co Incorporated _ (Jan 13,2013)Status of TEPCO’s Nuclear Power Stations after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (Daily Report as of 3_00 PM, January 13) _ 4-Traders

Toshimitsu Motegi parous phase is completed ahead of schedule to visit the Fukushima nuclear power plant decommissioning News _ Northeast Hebei Shimpo, mention

U.S. nuclear special team sent to Japan right after 3

Universities receive ¥1bill_power companies_JapanTimes

Universities receive ¥1JapanTimes

Watchdog to define maximum tsunami heights for nuclear plants – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Will Japan Embrace Geothermal Power to Move Away from Nuclear_

Worker shortages revealed at nuclear plant after disaster _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

Writers pledge to step up calls for nuclear phase-out – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun




December 2012:

#Radioactive Japan_ Former NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko Visits Fukushima, Meets Evacuees _

EXSKF _Active Fault Right Under the Reactor Building in Tsuruga Nuke Plant_,

Japan’s Nucleaer Regulatory Authority Concluded After 2-Day Field Research _EXSKF

8 companies face order to stop illegal labor practice at Fukushima plant – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

23ABC News – San Diego sailor angered over Japan radiation exposure12292012 – Story

26 and 27 year down 45 percent inhibition 200 people College Recruiting Kyuden – MSN Sankei News

Active fault decision could affect all nuclear facilities in Aomori Prefecture – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

AFP_ Fukushima ‘unprecedented challenge’_ new Japan PM

As the new year approaches, Japan still reels from 2011 _ The Japan Times Online

Beware the nuclear village as it readies to rear-end docile Japan again _ The Japan Times Online

Chernobyl factored in the fall of a corrupt regime — Fukushima may too _ The Japan Times Online

Debris removal restarted at tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant – UPI

Evacuation standards toughened _ The Japan Times Online

Flimsy waste tanks cause new delay in Fukushima plant decontamination – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima Daiichi’s Unit 4 Spent-Fuel Pool_ Safe or Not_ – Japan Real Time – WSJ

FUKUSHIMA MINPO NEWS _ Evacuation order for 16 areas in Iitate to be lifted in March 2014

Fukushima plant operator to press LDP government for bailout – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima victims take a stand with human rights declaration – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Google offers online panoramic views inside tsunami-ravaged buildings – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Gross nuclear misrepresentations _ The Japan Times Online

Hamaoka nuke plant tsunami barrier unveiled to media as construction continues- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

High thyroid radiation doses in 178 Fukushima workers – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Hitachi’s robot for Fukushima plant _ Photos _ Kyodo News

IAEA post-Fukushima plan needs funding – Power Engineering

IAEA, Fukushima Prefecture to set up joint decontamination program – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese flee Fukushima nuke disaster to faraway Okinawa, plan class-action against radiation _ Fox News

Japanese nuke agency drops ‘radioactive wife’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Japanese researchers make radioactive cesium glow in dark with new compound- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)


Japan’s incoming pro-nuclear PM _to review Fukushima_ – Channel NewsAsia

LDP likely to restart N-reactors _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)


MHI rolls out nuclear crisis robot _ The Japan Times Online

NancyAsahi Shimbun

Noticeable earthquakes in Japan top 3,000 in 2012 -NHK WORLD English-

NRA to examine method for fault impact forecast on nuke plants- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Opponents of nuclear power vow to continue protests under new government – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Panel agrees to distribute iodine tablets to households in advance _ Kyodo News

Panel set up to monitor new nuclear watchdog _ The Japan Times Online

Quake risk at Japan atomic recycling plant_ experts

Robot with deft arms developed for decommissioning -NHK WORLD English-

Sony Corp_LendsBuildingsJapanTimes

Stripes_Up to the minute

TEPCO sees delay in new water treatment facility at Fukushima plant _ Kyodo News

TEPCO unable to locate source of leak in Fukushima reactor – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Tests show normal rate of thyroid cysts in Fukushima children – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

The Associated Press_ Nowhere to use Japan’s growing plutonium stockpile

The body is the female head from 06 Chiba クワガタ male specimen exhibition – MSN Sankei News

The facts on Fukushima’s fish _ The Japan Times Online

The Yakuza Lobby – By Jake Adelstein _ Foreign Policy

Today’s Japan Earthquake Could Be 2011 Quake Aftershock – Yahoo! News

USS George Washington to return to Yokosuka on Wednesday – Earthquake Disaster in Japan – Stripes

Wakeup call for Japan’s politicians _ The Japan Times Online

Watchdog chief blasts nuclear industry for lax safety precautions – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

WHO downplayed health effects of nuclear crisis on Fukushima residents _ German physician _ The Japan Times Online

Worker wants new government to secure safety at Fukushima plant – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun


November 2012:

Fukushima health survey committee chair apologizes over secret meetings- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Fukushima plant chief defied TEPCO headquarters to protect workers – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima Watch_ Toshiba’s New Nuclear Robot – Japan Real Time – WSJ

Hamaoka reactor likely wrecked in seawater accident – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

High radiation exposure level in Fukushima resident puzzles experts – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Immediately after the accident, 80 milli-sievert exposure GSDF personnel_ Social_ YOMIURI ONLINE (Yomiuri Shimbun)

Japan’s nuclear future_ Rokkasho and a hard place _ The Economist

JapanToday_US Thinktank Demands Japan Stay Nukes For US

Kada urged to look to Merkel for nonnuclear inspiration _ The Japan Times Online

Kyodo News Special general incorporated association – the Great East Japan Earthquake

Most Fukushima nuke plant workers ineligible for free cancer checks – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Not good enough_ UN says Japan is underestimating nuclear fallout risks — RT

SDK to Provide Cultivation Technology to LED-Based Plant Growth Facility of Kawauchi Village in Fukushima

Second mass complaint coming over Fukushima disaster – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Special allowance not reaching workers involved in disaster cleanup – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

SRS suspends portable reactor development _ The Augusta Chronicle

Taking iodine before fallout hits is key_ NRA _ The Japan Times Online

TEPCO adds missing radiation data to online archive – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO admits 4th worker exposed to radiation in early days of disaster – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO failed to respond to dire warning of radioactive water leaks at Fukushima – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant News3.16 radiation NHK

TEPCO’s Teleconference Video from March 16 to April 6, 2011 Shows TEPCO HQ’s Ineptitude, Meddling by the Government (1) _ EXSKF

TEPCO’s Teleconference Video on March 16, 2011_ _Lunch Menu is Biscuits and Canned Saury_ _ EXSKF

The muddy issue of cesium in a lake _ The Japan Times Online

UN inspector Human Rights Issues Asahi Shimbun

Video_ Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary_ the man left behind in Fukushima – Telegraph

Vulnerable people _ wrestling 4 kg, the Futaba Public Welfare Hospital, Hebei Shimpo marginalized primary news

Watchdog inspectors divided on fault activity at Oi nuclear plant site – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

WHO forecasts no significant increase in cancer patients in Fukushima – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Why is the potential turning point of 3_11 being allowed to slip away_ _ The Japan Times Online

Wild mushrooms far from Fukushima show high levels of cesium – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Within 10 km Fukushima Daiichi 10 deaths during the three hospitals, waiting for rescue _ Medical medical site will connect China and Japan

Workers are leaving primary – NHK modern close-up

Worries over highly radioactive fish prompt study – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun



October 2012:

‘! No nukes’ protest in front of business HQ – @ JapanPress_wky

3 City evacuees to sway or move left or restoration housing development (news Fukushima friend people)

2012_10_10 10_13 – DJ_ Toshiba To Buy Shaw’s 20% Stake In Westinghouse For Y125bn

Akahata protests NRA regarding coverage limitation – @JapanPress_wky

Alien plant species invading Fukushima restricted zone _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

All nuclear plants to undergo quake fault assessment_ NRA official- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

ANALYSIS_ Utilities hold on to nuclear reactor plans despite minister’s remark _ Kyodo News

Anti-nuclear rallies pass the 6-month mark – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

AP News_ Japan utility agrees nuclear crisis was avoidable

Ash and sludge containing radioactive material, instead of going on disposal_ Regional_ Saitama YOMIURI ONLINE (Yomiuri Shimbun)

Creating _questioning attitude_ in individuals key to TEPCO reform _ Kyodo News

Department store in Koriyama, Fukushima ..

Despite more water, radiation still high in Fukushima reactor – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Director films lives of evacuees _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

Dose _of Fukushima, publication or artificially low_ independent investigation civic organizations – the Great East Japan Earthquake_ Digital Asahi Shimbun

Farmer plows own antiradiation furrow _ The Japan Times Online

‘Fukushima 50’ recount quiet heroism _ The Japan Times Online

Fukushima communities still crippled as evacuees choose to stay away – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Fukushima medical uni “It’s important to collect medical data before outbreak to come in 4~5 years” _ Fukushima Diary

Fukushima operator admits nuclear disaster avoidable _ Reuters

Fukushima people information _ earthquake _ to medium quality looks ahead to next year future immigration decision to live in the now

Fukushima Prefecture prepared proceedings for nuke radiation meeting- 毎日jp(毎日新聞)

Government OK irrelevant on nuke restarts_ Maehara _ The Japan Times Online

GOVERNMENT PROBE_ Many Fukushima hospital patients died during botched rescue operation – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Gov’t considers distributing iodine tablets to homes near nuclear plants ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

Govt must take responsibility on N-reactor reactivation _ Editorial _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

Group_ Ministry may have manipulated Fukushima radiation readings – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Japan News_ Prime Minister Noda Fukushima hits 50_ spreadnews

Japan should listen to US_ TEPCO’s ex-vice president – @ JapanPress_wky

Japanese nuclear plant operator admits playing down risk – CNN

Japan’s no-nuke pledge is already fraying at the edges – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Maehara says reactors can restart if watchdog gives OK ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

New Cabinet at odds over nation’s future nuclear policy – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

New imaging robot to crawl inside Fukushima buildings – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

New nuclear safety standards to include steps against terrorist acts _ Kyodo News

Nikkei_New Disaster Guidelines Cloud Outlook For Idle Reactors

Noda lauds work to ease reactor 4 fuel threat; fears remain _ The Japan Times Online

Noda vows ‘green revolution’ shift from nuclear energy – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Not capitalize on the evacuation of the province dose data, loss of function in communication (news Fukushima friend people)


Red Cross labels Fukushima evacuations humanitarian crisis – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Rice harvested in no-entry zone being checked for radiation levels – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Robot suit to be used in Fukushima cleanup, controlled by brain waves – The Japan Daily Press

TEPCO admits Fukushima crisis could have been avoided ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion

TEPCO admits to insufficient tsunami measures -NHK WORLD English-

TEPCO_ Water level high enough to cool reactor-1 -NHK WORLD English-


Weighing the melted nuclear fuel, _Preventing diversion weapons budget_ 500 million yen reconstruction_ Tokyo Shimbun society (TOKYO Web)

Western allies concerned about Japan’s no-nuke energy policy – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

With government wary, decision on reactor restarts up in the air – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun



September 2012: 

1 case of thyroid cancer found following Fukushima nuclear crisis _ Kyodo News

2,814 still missing 18 months after March 11 disaster ‹ Japan Today_ Japan News and Discussion


Fukushima sees shortage of nursing care staff to look after elderly _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

Futaba worst hit by Fukushima fallout _ The Japan Times Online

Melted stereotype of the Fukushima nuclear power plant containment, in the hydrogen explosion_ _ Science_ YOMIURI ONLINE (Yomiuri Shimbun)

Minister_ Japan to set energy policy but ‘no stance’ on nuclear – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

NHK news first diagnosis of cancer in thyroid testing children

No summer blackouts_ nuclear scaremongering in Japan proven false _ Greenpeace International

Nuclear power plant worker confesses cover-up of his own radiation doses – @JapanPress_wky

Radiation checks reassure Fukushima residents on food safety – AlertNet TEPCO videos_ Sans equipment, staff, Fukushima crisis spun out of control – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun


The Associated Press_ Japan utility_ No money to develop renewables

To allay Fukushima fears, radiation checks made easy in Tokyo cafes, stores – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo Power Company President Urges Retaining Reactors – NYTimes



December 2011:

Feature_ Fukushima_ Fukushima nuclear accident … 12.6 billion yen damage to hospital_Yomiuri_Dec2011



April 2011:


A Japanese Firefighter on Surviving the Nuclear Reactors and Radiation – The Daily Beast

Contamination spread around hemisphere _ The Japan Times Online

Curbs on produce to be changed _ The Japan Times Online

Curbs on summer power use in offing _ The Japan Times Online

Evacuation turns into chance to help victims _ The Japan Times Online

Fukushima disaster holds lessons for future _ The Japan Times Online

GE chief Immelt says nuclear power plants safe, gas turbines on way _ The Japan Times Online

Lacking facts, U.SplayedsafeAP

Letting radiation leak, but never information _ The Japan Times Online

Mayors near nuke plant torn between threat, jobs _ The Japan Times Online

Nuclear crisis man-made, not ‘an act of god’_ experts _ The Japan Times Online

Safe Fukushima produce get nod _ The Japan Times Online

Seawater radiation shoots far past limit _ The Japan Times Online

Tepco plans to pay partial compensation _ The Japan Times Online

Thailand to require ‘radiation certificates’ be supplied for food from Japan _ The Japan Times Online

Tohoku coastal-area job losses look to top 81,500 _ The Japan Times Online

Toshiba hopes to decommission reactors in 10 years _ The Japan Times Online



March 2011:

3,000 ordered to evacuate near quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant _ The Japan Times Online

3_14_2011TEPCO _ Press Release _ White smoke around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 3

3_15_2011TEPCO _ Press Release _ Damage to the Unit 4 Nuclear Reactor Building at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station

Angry public demands more info _ The Japan Times Online

BBC News – Timeline_ Japan power plant crisis

Capital has no iodine prep plans _ The Japan Times Online Chubu plant generator moved to high ground _ The Japan Times Online

Containment vessel failure unlikely_ Edano _ The Japan Times Online

Copters, trucks try to cool fuel rod pool _ The Japan Times Online

Evacuees served hot meals _ The Japan Times Online

Experts_ Too early to bury reactors _ The Japan Times Online

Fukushima crisis recalls Three Mile Island _ The Japan Times Online

Fukushima nuclear plant alert _ The Japan Times Online

Fukushima reactor cover blows up _ The Japan Times Online

Hospitals stretched to the breaking point _ The Japan Times Online Japan tsunami_ Fukushima Fifty, the first interview – Telegraph

Kaieda sorry for threat to ‘punish’ firefighters who balk at nuke plant _ The Japan Times Online

Kan widens ban on contaminated food _ The Japan Times Online

Keidanren urges ‘command center’ _ The Japan Times Online

Massive quake hits Japan _ The Japan Times Online

Neutron beam observed 13 times _ The Japan Times Online

No signs yet of a Chernobyl-type catastrophe _ The Japan Times Online

Other nations continue moving their people out _ The Japan Times Online

Peace Boat rallies help for victims _ The Japan Times Online

Preparation for nuke crisis woeful _ The Japan Times Online

Radiation fears grow after blasts _ The Japan Times Online

Radiation levels spike in Tokyo; capital still safe, Ishihara says _ The Japan Times Online

Radiation rises in Tokyo water _ The Japan Times Online Radiation-free ‘certificates’ coveted _ The Japan Times Online


SDF chopper can’t drop water _ The Japan Times Online

SDF in full disaster deployment; U.S

Seoul to send boron in bid to cool reactors _ The Japan Times Online

Singapore checks Japanese produce _ The Japan Times Online

Special firetruck hoses down No3 fuel rods

Steps to avoid exposure to fallout _ The Japan Times Online

Stricken milk and vegetables _ The Japan Times Online

Tap water woes hit Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki _ The Japan Times Online

Tepco puts focus on reactivating cooling pumps at reactors 3, 4 _ The Japan Times Online

The mobile-Internet is a lifeline for people in postquake confusion _ The Japan Times Online

Tokyo firms eye moving to Osaka _ The Japan Times Online

Tokyo tap water has trace level of radiation _ The Japan Times Online


Updated details on nation’s unprecedented natural, nuclear disasters _ The Japan Times Online

Water injected into Fukushima reactor _ The Japan Times Online

Workers battle against time _ The Japan Times Online

Authorities jump gun on iodine pills _ Premature distribution risked ill effects on health, depleted emergency supplies _ National _ DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)

“You find some missing Unit 2

Holes in two places to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Unit 4 outer wall fall
Japan safety agency_ roof cracked at Fukushima No 4 reactor _ ReutersMar15_2011

Japan Unit-4 Pool’s Heat Exceeded Three-Times Normal, IAEA Says – BloombergMar15_2011

March16_2011 Design of G.E.’s Mark 1 Nuclear Reactors Shows Weaknesses – NYTimes

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