Tag Archives: East Japan Earthquake + Fukushima

U.N. expert says Japan should do more for Fukushima evacuees via Japan Today

By Mari Yamaguchi TOKYO A United Nations human rights expert urged Japan’s government on Friday to provide evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster with more support, including housing, jobs and other needs, regardless of whether they fled forcibly or … Continue reading

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Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant via abc news

A Tokyo court has begun hearings in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid cancerByMari Yamaguchi Associated … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary Commemoration of Hiroshima & Nagasaki via Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (Temple University Japan Campus)

ICAS Webinar (Online) “Managing Nuclear Memory: The Journey from Hiroshima to Fukushima” Date/Time:  August 7  10:00am  Chicago (CT)  |  August 8  12:00am  Tokyo (JST) Webinar access link:   https://temple.zoom.us/j/8166385428M | Meeting ID: 816 638 5428 Moderator:  Kyle Cleveland, ICAS Co-Director Watch video here. For … Continue reading

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This Will Still Be True Tomorrow: “Fukushima Ain’t Got the Time for Olympic Games”: Two Texts on Nuclear Disaster and Pandemic via The Asia-Pacific Journal

Muto RuikoIntroduced and translated by Norma Field Abstract1The fear of being forgotten that haunts the victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster set in quickly in the months following March 11, 2011. The Tokyo Olympics, touted as the “Recovery Olympics,” has served … Continue reading

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Sailors Run Out Of Options At 9th Circ. In Fukushima Suit via Law360

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez Law360 (July 1, 2020, 9:23 PM EDT) — U.S. sailors said Wednesday the Supreme Court is the next stop for their $1 billion lawsuit against General Electric Co. and Tokyo Electric Power Co. over alleged radiation injuries … Continue reading

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GE, Tokyo Power Company Win Appeal Over Fukushima Meltdown via Bloomberg

Japanese law on liability applied to the case Service members should pursue claims in Japan General Electric Co. and Tokyo Electric Power Co. don’t have to face claims filed by U.S. service members over the Fukushima nuclear meltdown because Japanese law … Continue reading

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Ministry to test growing veggies on cleansed soil in Fukushima via The Asahi Shimbun

By MUTSUMI MITOBE Despite strong public opposition to the proposal, the Environment Ministry will soon start a trial demonstration to confirm the safety of growing food crops in soil decontaminated following the 2011 nuclear accident. The ministry received nearly 3,000 public … Continue reading

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COVID19: What Japan Failed to Learn from Fukushima via Tokyo Review

Michael Larson […] However, perhaps the most worrying parallel between these crises is the way political leaders have stumbled into the same communication and policy missteps as their predecessors. Understanding the connection between the mistakes made a decade ago and … Continue reading

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Fukushima mothers record radiation for future generations via Kyodo News

By Yuka Nakao,  KYODO NEWS  A group of more than 10 mothers set up a citizen-led laboratory to monitor radiation levels in Fukushima communities only months after a massive earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at a nuclear power plant in the … Continue reading

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Panic buying: Tokyo after the earthquake via DocumentingIan

Ian Thomas Ash@DocumentingIan · Feb 28The day after schools in Japan ordered closed due to coronavirus concerns, panic buying of toilet paper and tissues ensues. Having flashbacks of the 3.11 triple disasters 9 years ago next month. Hard to believe, … Continue reading

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