Fukushima Update #44: Behind the Smiles of Children

The summer is in full swing in Fukushima, but for thousands of evacuated families it marks yet another season away…
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High school girl commits murder

In southwestern Japan, A 16-year-old girl has been arrested for the murder of her classmate. The victim’s partially dismembered body…
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Abe in Trinidad and Tobago

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting Trinidad and Tobago, where he met with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to discuss…
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When water and cinema mix

Moviegoers in southwestern Japan are being treated to a very unique 3D movie experience at the beach. The technology, known…
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Free iodine pills for nuclear plant neighbors

Japan’s government has started distributing iodine tablets to residents living near an idled nuclear plant in southern Japan. Reactor 1…
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Abe sets off for Latin America

Prime Minister Abe embarked for Latin America on Friday, where he’ll visit five countries on an 11-day tour. Abe intends…
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Extreme summer heat takes over Japan

Now that Japan’s rainy season is over, a sweltering summer has officially arrived to replace it. High-pressure systems in the…
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Tokyo governor meets with South Korean president

A rare meeting between the governor of Tokyo and the South Korean president took place in Seoul on Friday, the…
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Behind the Smiles of Children

The summer is in full swing in Fukushima, but for thousands of evacuated families it marks yet another season away…
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TEPCO rapped over tainted water

Regulators have once again admonished Tokyo Electric Power Company for not doing enough to tackle contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi.