Tag Archives: Katsutaka Idogawa

The Ghost Towns Behind The Gates via NPR

Fukushima was forever changed by one of the world’s biggest nuclear disasters nearly a decade ago. The Japanese government has poured billions of dollars into recovery efforts. But what does recovery really mean? The answer is a combination of resilience, … Continue reading

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Ex-mayor sues state, TEPCO for stress caused by nuclear disaster via The Asahi Shimbun

A former mayor who was exposed to high levels of radiation after the 2011 nuclear disaster is suing the central government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima power plant for stress. Katsutaka Idogawa, the former mayor of Futaba in … Continue reading

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Angry scenes as Japan’s TEPCO shareholders demand end to nuclear via Channel News Asia

Furious shareholders in the company that runs Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power station joined campaigners Thursday to demand the permanent closure of the utility’s atomic plants, as it held its annual meeting. […] There was pushing and shoving between security … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: Long-Running Foodie Manga Touches Nerve via The Wall Street Journal Japan

While Japanese manga aimed at adults are notorious for often having dark, troubling subject matter, a more prosaic food-themed manga has stirred up quite a bit of controversy after one of its main characters was sickened following a visit to … Continue reading

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Manga about work at Fukushima No. 1 stirs locals’ ire via The Japan Times

Cartoon characters who suffered nosebleeds after a visit to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are turning into a headache for manga publisher Shogakukan. Locals are apparently angry about the “misleading” depictions in an episode of the popular manga series … Continue reading

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Fukushima disaster: Tokyo hides truth as children die, become ill from radiation – ex-mayor via RT

The tragedy of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster took place almost three years ago. Since then, radiation has forced thousands out of their homes and led to the deaths of many. It took great effort to prevent the ultimate meltdown … Continue reading

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Futaba town panel works out plan to return to hometown in 30 years via Fukushima Minpo News

A panel on the reconstruction of the town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, held a meeting on Jan. 17 in Kazo, Saitama Prefecture, where the town government has had its office since the outbreak in March 2011 of the nuclear disaster … Continue reading

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【movie review】Nuclear Nation via The Dissolve

[…] The film is mostly set in that high school, as the refugees wait and wait and wait for someone from the government or the power plants to find them new homes, or recompense them, or at least apologize. If … Continue reading

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【movie review】The Disaster Is Over, but the Effects on a Nation Are Not via The New York Times

“Fukushima.” The name of the nuclear power plant that was severely damaged in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated coastal areas of northeastern Japan has become an ominous buzzword. Along with “Chernobyl,” it lurks in the backs of … Continue reading

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