Japan’s government faces looming crisis over ‘whack-a-mole’ nuclear policies
日本政府、「モグラ叩き」的核政策でのしかかる危機に直面する David McNeill reports from Fukushima City on residents' thoughts on the government's 20 millisievert limit for children.
沖縄よりもう一つの訴え The Okinawa Times adds its voice to the Ryukyu Shimpo appeal to move US bases out of Okinawa.
Save the Children: Radiation Exposure of Fukushima Students
子どもらを守らねばならない−−福島の生徒達の放射線基準 Outrage at the Japanese government's decision to approve 20 millisieverts of radiation exposure for Fukushima school children.
Okinawan Appeal to US Senate
米国上院への沖縄の訴え The Ryukyu Shinpo's English-language appeal to the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee to reduce Okinawa's base burden.
Sato Eisaku's Warning
佐藤栄佐久の警告 David McNeill on how a warning from Fukushima’s ex-governor about Japan’s ‘nuclear absolutism’ was ignored, with tragic and devastating consequences.
R．ターガート・マーフィーの"Assessing the Economic Aftershocks of Japan’s March 11 Earthquake"の日本語訳
3・11と日本−−歴史の一つのかなめ？ R. Taggart Murphy on the consequences of the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami, and atomic crisis.
Japanese Energy Options After Fukushima
福島原発事故後の日本のエネルギー選択肢 A new report by the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability looks at Japan's energy problems and prospects.
Why I love Japan even more since the earthquake
地震後なぜこれまで以上に日本を好きになったか David McNeill on Japan's strengths in the aftermath of disaster.
"Science" and "Nature" on Fukushima
「サイエンス」「ネイチャー」両誌における福島原発事故評価 A summary of the latest assessments of the Fukushima Daiichi crisis from leading journals "Science" and "Nature".
Unease or Untruth? – The Removal of Nakamura Koichiro
不安か不誠実か－－中村幸一郎おろし Shukan Post reports that Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency bureaucrat Nakamura Koichiro was removed from press conferences for his early assertion that the Fukushima Daiichi plant was in meltdown.
ローレンス・ウィットナー[Lawrence Wittner]の"How Japan Learned About "Nuclear Safety": The Politics of Denial"の日本語訳
"TEPCO, Credibility, and the Japanese Crisis"の日本語訳
Fukushima Fallout Monitoring Needed
福島発放射性物質放出監視の必要性 By Arjun Makhijani -- More stringent, coordinated Fukushima fallout monitoring needed to determine radioactive iodine risk to U.S. milk and water
日本の致死的核ルーレットゲーム By Leuren Moret -- We reintroduce a prophetic 2004 article that examined the many dangers of Japan's nuclear power production.
Back from the Brink
危機よりの帰還へ向けて David McNeill reports from Minami-Soma City -- As Japan’s government gets set to expand a nuclear evacuation area, the mayor of a city inside the radioactive zone speaks about his fears.
“Unforgivable” – TEPCO’s Plan to Add Reactors in Fukushima
「許せない」−−東京電力の福島原子炉増設計画 In the midst of one of the most serious nuclear crises in history, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has submitted plans to build two more reactors in Fukushima.
福島における遺体 Radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant has left authorities unable to recover the bodies of up to 1000 quake and tsunami victims.
SOS from Minami Soma City
南相馬市よりSOS The mayor of Minami Soma, one of the cities closest to the Fukushima Daiichi plant, has posted vidoes appealing to the Japanese government and international community for supplies and evacuation assistance.
福島第一原発のタービン建屋の水と照明について Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) head Arjun Makhijani offers suggestions for how to move forward at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Heroes or Victims? - The "Fukushima Fifty"
英雄か犠牲者か−−”福島の五十人” Are the workers at the Fukushima plant sacrificing their health and possibly their lives for company and country? Or are they older contract workers without adequate food or even blankets?
In the Shadow of Japan’s Wounded Nuclear Beast
原子力発電所という手負いの獣の陰で David McNeill reports from Fukushima on the plight of those left behind near the stricken Daiichi plant.
“Long Since Passed the Level of Three Mile Island” – The Fukushima Crisis in Comparative Perspective
「スリーマイル島をはるかに超えるレヴェル」−−比較的観点から見た福島の危機 International scientific organizations sound in on the seriousness of the Fukushima crisis. Latest Update - 3.27 (Japan Time)
Fukushima: The Situation on the Ground 福島ーー現地の状況
A collection of reports on the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. LATEST UPDATE 3.25 (Japan Time)
Lawrence W. Wittner considers the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear power in Japan.
Assessing the Economic Aftershocks of Japan’s March 11 Earthquake 日本の3.11地震の経済的余波を評価する
R. Taggart Murphy considers the global economic repercussions of Japan's earthquake and tsunami damage.
Outpouring of International Support for Japan 日本を支える声、各国よりほとばしる
In the aftermath of the March 11 quake, a dramatic outpouring of international support for Japan. LATEST UPDATE - 3.30 (Japan Time)
Reports from Tohoku: Assessing Death, Dislocation, and Flight of the Victims 東北より−−被害者の死亡、退去、離散の算定
An assessment of the difficulties facing survivors in Japan's earthquake and tsunami hit Tohoku region. LATEST UPDATE 3.30 (Japan Time)
TEPCO, Credibility, and the Japanese Crisis
Criticism of the TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) response to Japan's nuclear crisis recalls a history of misinformation and deception.
Japan's Nuclear Crisis: A Wakeup Call for the World 日本の核機器−−世界への警鐘
After years of warnings about the "North Korean nuclear threat" now suddenly the entire Northeast Asian region is subjected to the "Japan nuclear threat," just as North Korea has been warning for years. Apart from the Fukushima meltdown risk, how safe is Japan's plutonium mountain, accumulating in the waste piles and underground parking places outside reactors up and down the country, 50 odd tons of radioactive sludge, and at the vast repositories at Rokkasho, just up the road from Fukushima, which has a planned reprocessing capacity of 800 tons of spent fuel per year, including eight tons of plutonium?