Regions / Japan
For the student of contemporary Japan, these are sad times...because of the growing sense that Japan lacks a truly responsible democratic government to address these issues, and because its people deserve better.
It seems to be deja vu with Tepco and Fukushima -- like Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day."
Not only has Tepco failed to turn the corner on wrestling Fukushima into submission, no insurance company will reimburse it for the costs.
As with methyl-mercury a half century ago, Japan is once again threatened by a new persistent toxin accumulating in its food and water.
Both American and Japanese officials typically leave the government for cushy jobs in the nuclear-energy industry.
Tepco's reluctance to vent any radiation led to an explosion at Fukushima.
A State Department official resigned after describing Okinawans as "extortionists" and "lazy." Here's the story behind the story.
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.
Officially, Fukushima is now in the same class of accident as Chernobyl.
The Japanese NGO Peace Boat puts the humanity back into humanitarian relief operations.