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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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.

New report on 3.11 meltdowns

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has released an interim report on the causes of the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiich.

Famous Kyoto festival revives ancient parade tradition

The month-long Gion Festival in Kyoto reached its climax on Thursday with a second parade, which has not been seen…
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Imperial couple checks up on fishing port's post-tsunami recovery

In an area of northeastern Japan decimated by the March 2011 earthquake and resulting tsunami, lies the fishing city of…
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Breakthrough heart surgery on child patient a success

A unique surgery performed at Osaka University Hospital on an 11-year-old girl suffering from an enlarged heart condition known as…
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