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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Rise in childhood cancer in Fukushima sparks debate

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:47am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Fukushima Three years after the worst nuclear accident in a generation, the Japanese prefecture is reporting a rise in the number of children showing cancer symptoms When ... in Fukushima on 11 March 2011- the start of the world’s worst nuclear accident for a quarter of a century. “As a parent, of course I worry, but my daughter is taking it in her stride,” said Kamei, who ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan moves closer to nuclear restart, three years after Fukushima

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:16am

    ... on Thursday, moving a step closer to reviving the country’s nuclear industry. The move came two days after the third anniversary of the meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear station, which led ... that provide nuclear power, supplying about a third of Japan’s energy needs before Fukushima. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a strong supporter of nuclear power, finalised a mid-term energy plan last ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Has Japan learnt from Fukushima disaster?

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... civilian reactor meltdown. Its people therefore have good reason to reflect on plans to resume nuclear power generation. What sets the Fukushima nuclear disaster apart, three years ago today, ... Little wonder local officials in Fukushima were relieved when the Abe government took over control of the decontamination process from Tepco last year after scarcely credible blunders like ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Thousands protest in Japan ahead of Fukushima anniversary

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:49pm by Associated Press

    ... power ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Participants at the demonstration, one of several planned across cities in Japan, said they would never forget the March 11, 2011, ... shared an Oscar for The Last Emperor score, and Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which exploded and underwent three core meltdowns, continues to spew ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Reconstruction plans are finally taking shape, but shortages of skilled workers and materials are delaying the work. The triple disasters known in Japan ... later, nearly 270,000 people remain displaced from their homes, including many from Fukushima prefecture who may never be able to return home due to radioactive contamination. During a ceremony ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan set to restart nuclear power plants after 2011 Fukushima disaster

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 12:13am by KRISTINE

    ... earthquake and tsunami struck Fukushima in the northeast of Japan on March 11, 2011, crippling the local nuclear power plant and triggering multiple meltdowns and widespread contamination. It also ...

  7. News - Asia

    Japanese investigator says lessons of Fukushima disaster ignored

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:31pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok in Tokyo kristine.kwok@scmp.com In the first of a two-part report, a Japanese investigator warns that the lessons of the Fukushima atomic disaster have been ignored Whistling ... island by more than two metres and unleashed a tsunami that triggered meltdowns in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The disaster killed more than 15,880 people ...

  8. Infographics

    Three Years On: Stories from Fukushima

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:39pm by KRISTINE KWOK, Robin Fall, Cedric Sam

    ... Kristine Kwok and Robin Fall It was the biggest earthquake to shake Japan. The SCMP tells the stories of people whose lives were changed forever on March 11, 2011. Link to the full-screen multimedia ...

  9. News - Asia - Fukushima

    Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power despite public concerns

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 09:59am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Decision to switch mothballed nuclear power production back on likely to be unpopular as Tepco continues to wrestle with problems at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima plant ... the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But the plan may too little too late for the country’s moribund atomic industry, which is floundering under the weight of estimated losses of almost US$50 billion, ...




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