More from Mari Yamaguchi
Agency Seeks Transparency in Release of Fukushima Water
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency want more detail on the controversial plan.
Sep 7th, 2021
U.S. Climate Envoy in Japan to Push Emissions Cuts
The United States is the second-largest carbon emitter. Japan is fifth.
Aug 31st, 2021
Shipowner Asks Cargo Owners to Share Suez Damage Cost
The ship is being held and won’t be allowed to leave until the settlement is reached.
Apr 30th, 2021
Fukushima Chief: No Need to Extend Decommissioning Target
This is despite uncertainties about melted fuel inside the plant's three reactors.
Mar 3rd, 2021
Water Leaks Indicate New Damage at Fukushima
New damage could further complicate the plant's already difficult decommissioning process, which is expected to take decades.
Feb 19th, 2021
Ship Operator: Human Error Caused Oil Spill
The accident occurred after the ship shifted its course two miles so its crewmembers could get cellphone signals.
Dec 18th, 2020
Protest Outside Japan's Mitsubishi Over Wartime Forced Labor
Japan maintains that all wartime compensation issues were settled by a 1965 treaty.
Oct 30th, 2020
Japan Picks Mitsubishi Heavy to Develop Own Stealth Fighter
The country is upgrading its aging fighter jet fleet to counter growing threats from China and North Korea.
Oct 30th, 2020
Japan to Go Carbon-Free by 2050
It's unclear whether the new prime minister will have the political heft to wean his resource-scarce nation from imported oil and gas.
Oct 26th, 2020
Honda to Withdraw from Formula One
Red Bull Racing said it respected Honda's decision to "re-deploy their resources."
Oct 2nd, 2020
Mauritius Races to Contain Oil Spill, Protect Coastline
An estimated 1 ton of oil from a Japanese ship escaped into the sea.
Aug 10th, 2020
Japan Suspects Missile Data Leak in Mitsubishi Cyberattack
The suspected leak involves sensitive information about a high-speed gliding missile prototype.
May 20th, 2020