Fukushima Today and Japan’s Energy Future

    FoE Japan’s “Fukushima Today and Japan’s Energy Future” report looks at the situation facing people affected by the nuclear disaster, provides a compendium of related news stories, and also sheds a light on Japan’s energy policies and citizen-based efforts to move toward a sustainable energy future. (The original data of publication is indicated in each article)

    Voices from Fukushima

    Road from 311

    Special contributions for 2021 Edition


    Fukushima Today

    How I Realized the Importance of Being in Touch With Sunlight, Nature and the Changing Seasons After the Nuclear Disaster

    Written by a Mother of three (former evacuee who has since returned to Fukushima) At the time of the disaster, I was liv...
    Fukushima Today

    10 Years from the Disaster and The Next 10 Years

    Written by Nakate Seiichi (Evacuated from Fukushima to Hokkaido) In this time of the pandemic, what if the leaders in ch...
    Fukushima Today

    Days of Despair, Disappointment, and Hope. Moving Forward

    Written by Muto Ruiko (Resident of Miharu Town) Whenever I see snow fluttering in the wind, I am reminded of the day whe...
    Fukushima Today

    Rokkasho reprocessing plant and the nuclear fuel cycle

    Since 1993, a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant has been under construction in the village of Rokkasho in Aomori Prefectur...
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    Recreation and recuperation for evacuees during the Pandemic

    Following the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, various organizations have been working on "retreats (r...
    Fukushima Today

    The Reality of Nuclear Power Plant Workers

    Katayama Natsuko (Tokyo Shimbun reporter) “GO!” In the summer of 2011, more than four months after the accident, a subco...
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    Government plans to reuse contaminated soil from nuclear accident

    Farm roads where the government plans to use soil from decontamination work In early 2016, the Ministry of the Environme...
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    Deficient nuclear evacuation planning

    In September 2012, the government of Japan replaced the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency and the Nuclear Safety Comm...
    Fukushima Today

    Top News of 2019

    Evacuation orders lifted in three “difficult-to-return” zonesElectricity procurement: Many local governments go back to ...
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    Current conditions for evacuees

    “Right to evacuate” not respected After the nuclear accident, the central government’s Nuclear Emergency Response Headqu...