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Today Japan starts dumping its nuclear waste into the ocean. 

"Japan’s decision to go forward with the release of the treated, radioactively contaminated water is not surprising, but certainly disappointing.  Both Japan and the IAEA can turn a challenging situation…

What happened this last weekend at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima?

by Henry Rogers and Jake Adelstein The 2023 Hiroshima G7 summit ended yesterday against the backdrop of the first-ever city to be destroyed by an atomic bomb. The summit covered…

Freelance journalist vs “Nuclear Mafia”: the good guys win…for now

Minoru Tanaka’s story is the story of one man, one journalist. He was sued over one year and half ago for one story he wrote about a shadowy figure in…

Fucked Up Puppy? No, Fukuppy is just a mascot lost in translation. (He’s not from Fukushima either)

The text above Fukuppy, announces that he was born as a corporate character for Fukushima Industries. He introduces himself as "Fukuppy" and says the Japanese equivalent of pleased to meet…

Won’t Get Burned Again? Japan Nuclear Industry And the Mihama Accident

As Japan gets ready to restart nuclear reactors across the country, perhaps it’s time to take a look back at past nuclear mishaps to see if anything has been learned.…