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Tokyo Faced Evacuation Scenario: Kan
Offbeat  (tags: Tokyo, Japan, TEPCO, Naoto Kan, worst-case scenario, evacuation, nuclear crisis, Fukushima )

Naoko
- 1191 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
In the days immediately after the crisis began at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, the government received a report saying 30 million residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would have to be evacuated in a worst-case scenario.
A-Bomb Survivor in Fukushima Likens Nuclear Plants to Nuclear Bombs
Offbeat  (tags: war, death, Japan, nuclear weapons, hibakusha, atomic bombs, nuclear power plants, look back, reflects, survivor, Fukushima, nuclear crisis, radiation, twice )

Naoko
- 1236 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
"Who would think we would be threatened by radiation twice in our lives? I had never thought nuclear power on Aug.6 until now. This year is different, though. We have to think not only about why atomc bomb was dropped, but why we built nuclear power >>
Fukushima Children Pray For Recovery
Offbeat  (tags: children, prayer, evacuees, Fukushima, nuclear crisis, recovery, hometowns, LEDs )

Naoko
- 1257 days ago - asahi.com
Dozens of young evacuees floated 1,500 light-emitting diodes in the Nihonbashi River in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, on July 14, praying for a quick return to normalty in their hometowns in Fukushima Prefecture.
WW II Uranium Miner Questions Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, nuclear power, nuclear weapons, world war II, uranium, nuclear crisis, question )

Naoko
- 1276 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A former elementary school principal who was once mobilized for uranium mining during World War II for Japan's development of nuclear waepons questions the peaceful use of nuclear power amid the ongoing nuclear crisis.
'You Try Living in Fukushima,' Governor Tells TEPCO President in Verbal Dressing-Down
Offbeat  (tags: Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture, governor, TEPCO, harsh words, nuclear power plant, nuclear crisis, sufferings, distrust )

Naoko
- 1281 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
"You will understand nothing about what's really going on just by visiting for two or three hours," Fukushima Prefectural Govt. Yohei Sato told TEPCO President Masataka Shimizu and his projected successor Toshio Nishizawa during a meeting in the >>
A Victim of TEPCO's Yakuza-Style Extortion
Offbeat  (tags: victim, TEPCO, yakuza, yakuza-style, extortion, nuclear crisis, electricity bill, lie, environment, dishonesty, corruption )

Naoko
- 1286 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
I knew TEPCO was bad, but this is outright extortion.
Local Officials Saying No To Restarting Nuclear Reactors
Offbeat  (tags: nuclear crisis, Fukushima No1. nuclear power plant, nuclear reactors, No, local governments, Japan, fear, safety, safety standards, risks, TEPCO, KEPCO, Yonden, Kyuden, summer, electricity )

Naoko
- 1290 days ago - asahi.com
By the time summer temperatures peak in August across Japan, only 14 of the nation's 54 nuclear reactors will be churning out electricity to cope with demand, due to the effects of the crisis at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.
N-Crisis A Battle For Workers' Wives
Offbeat  (tags: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, danger, health risks, workers, wives, emotions, worry, nuclear crisis, hero, safety )

Naoko
- 1352 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
Desperately worried but determined to support their husbands, the wives of workers at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant struggle with their emotions as they wait for their husbands to return from work that is endangering their lives.
   

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