Shinzo Abe says Japan `cannot do without` nuclear power

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said Japan "cannot do without" nuclear power, speaking on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating Fukushima disaster.

Japan: Containing Fukushima's radioactive water may be 9-year fight

After battling radioactive water leaks for five years at Japan's crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, the utility that ran it says it will need another four to finish the job.

Interest in nuclear power up despite Fukushima: IAEA chief

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says interest in nuclear power has increased, mainly in Asia, despite the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Japan restarts second nuclear reactor despite opposition

Japan Thursday restarted a second nuclear reactor after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to a cheaper energy source despite widespread public opposition.

Fukushima nuclear accident has left deep mental scar on locals

Fukushima nuclear accident has left deep mental scar on locals

Traumatised locals in Fukushima still spend sleepless nights even as Japan re-started last month one of its fifty nuclear plants that have been shut down after the massive atomic disaster in 2011.

Japan lifts evacuation order for radiation-hit Fukushima town

The Japanese government on Saturday lifted the evacuation order for the first town near the crippled Fukushima reactors, more than four years after ordering mass relocations near the tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant. 

Japan ends nuclear shutdown four years after Fukushima

Japan ends nuclear shutdown four years after Fukushima

 Japan switched on a nuclear reactor Tuesday, ending a two-year shutdown in the energy-hungry country that was sparked by public fears following the 2011 Fukushima crisis, the worst atomic disaster in a generation.

Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe’s view of war

 When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticising the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs.

Japan reactor refuelled for restart, despite opposition

Japan reactor refuelled for restart, despite opposition

 Atomic fuel was being loaded into a reactor in southern Japan on Tuesday as its operator prepared to restart operations despite widespread public opposition to the technology. 

Japan to speed up return of Fukushima area evacuees

Japan to speed up return of Fukushima area evacuees

Japan plans to revoke evacuation orders for most people forced from their homes by the Fukushima nuclear disaster within two years as part of a plan to cut compensation payouts and speed up reconstruction, the government said on Friday.

Fukushima finishes purification process of stored radioactive water

The operator of the disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has finished purifying the 620,000 tonnes of radioactive water stored in tanks at the plant, overcoming the main stumbling block in the process of dismantling it.

Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA

Japanese regulatory authorities and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, failed to implement adequate safeguards at the plant before the 2011 tsunami despite being aware of the risks, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said.

Study Fukushima, Chernobyl before deciding on Jaitapur: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, whose party is fiercely opposed to Jaitapur nuclear power project, on Saturday suggested Maharashtra Government to send its ministers abroad to study ill-effects of atomic disasters in places like Fukushima and Chernobyl.

Drone laced with radiation lands on Japan PM's office in nuclear protest, man arrested

A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister`s office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster.

Bird populations suffer dramatic decline in Fukushima post 2011 nuclear disaster

 A new study has revealed that bird populations are suffering a dramatic decline in Fukushima after the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Japan court halts restart of two reactors in blow to nuclear sector

A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis.

Robot inspects inside of Fukushima reactor in Japan

Japan on Friday deployed a shape-shifting remote-controlled robot to survey a reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to assess for the first time the radiation levels since the 2011 tsunami.

Japan considers evaporation, storage of tritium-laced Fukushima water

 Japan is considering evaporating or storing underground tritium-laced water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant as an alternative to releasing it into the ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Co`s chief decommissioning officer told Reuters on Wednesday.

China approves 1st nuclear power project since 2011

China is reviving growth of its nuclear power industry with approval of its first new project since Japan's 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste storage plan

 Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter Yuna in the March 2011 tsunami.