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RSF urges Japan to stop pressuring the media on Fukushima-related topics via (Reporters without Borders) Fairewinds Energy Education

March 11, 2020 As Japan commemorates the 9th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the authorities to let journalists freely report on the topic. On Wednesday, March 11th, Japan will commemorate the 9th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Sinking a bold foray into watchdog journalism in Japan via Columbia Journalism Review

IT SEEMED LIKE COMPELLING JOURNALISM: a major investigative story published by The Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s second largest daily newspaper, about workers fleeing the Fukushima nuclear plant against orders. It was the work of a special investigative section that had been … Continue reading

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Japanese Newspaper Retracts Fukushima Disaster Report and Fires Editor via The New York Times

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s second-largest daily newspaper, retracted an influential news report on the Fukushima nuclear disaster on Thursday after weeks of criticism from other news organizations. The move, which included an apology, came a month after … Continue reading

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[Japan’s nuclear disaster] Toxic legacy via The Economist

IN THE pantheon of Fukushima heroes, Masao Yoshida (pictured) is a key figure. As the manager of the crippled Daiichi plant in 2011, Mr Yoshida was the captain of a nuclear Titanic, ready to go down with his ship rather … Continue reading

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Fukushima Workers Who Fled May Have Received Garbled Orders, Reports Say via New York Times

TOKYO — About 650 workers who fled the stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant without permission at the darkest moment of the 2011 nuclear accident may have left because they thought they had been ordered to evacuate and were not knowingly … Continue reading

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