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Private firms caused Fukushima nuclear disaster, report finds

10 July 2012
Collusion between Japan’s government, regulators and private nuclear operator Tepco caused last year’s nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant. That’s the conclusion of a six-month parliamentary investigation into the disaster.

Eyewitness from Japan: No more Fukushimas, protesters demand

03 July 2012
More than 150,000 people protested against Japanese prime minister Noda Yoshihiko’s decision to restart the Ohi nuclear power plant last week.

Impact of the Fukushima disaster is still felt today

05 June 2012
It is more than 15 months since the meltdown of four nuclear reactors in Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.

Arms trade: Cameron deals in death

17 April 2012
David Cameron is on tour, touting for trade for his arms dealer chums in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Burma.

Protest against nuclear plant marks Fukushima anniversay

13 March 2012
Hundreds of people protested at Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset last Saturday. The event marked the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Children of the Revolution

02 August 2011
This is the story of Ulrike Meinhof of the German Red Army Faction and Fusako Shigenobu of the Japanese Red Army, as told by their daughters.

Tokyo march to stop nuclear power

14 June 2011
Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Tokyo, Japan, last Saturday demanding that the government abandon nuclear power.

Nuclear power dealt blow by protest power

31 May 2011
The disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in March has led to an unprecedented climb down in one of the world’s biggest economies.

Can nuclear power ever be safe?

12 April 2011
The disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has underlined the danger of nuclear power. Authorities in Japan have now officially ranked the crisis on the same level as the Chernobyl disaster.

Fukushima nuclear crisis creates a spirit of dissent in Japan

05 April 2011
As Japan tries to come to terms with the havoc and devastation wreaked by the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, much has been written about the "stoical character" of the Japanese people. It's true that, for many, the only certainty in this world is disaster—specifically "tensai" (heavenly disaster).

Anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo as Japan's crisis deepens

29 March 2011
The crisis in Japan is deepening as millions grapple with the devastating effect of the recent earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear crisis that followed.

Nuclear power isn't green and it won’t save the planet

22 March 2011
Following the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the nuclear power industry has the almost impossible task of justifying its existence.

Nuclear disasters: it’s not if but when

22 March 2011
The unfolding horror in Japan exposes one very stark truth—the extent to which our rulers are willing to let us die.

Disaster exposes Japan's gap between rich and poor

22 March 2011
Japan is traumatised by the suffering and devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami.

Voices from Japan: 'The government is not trying to protect us'

22 March 2011
More than 20,000 people are confirmed dead or missing in Japan. This is now the biggest disaster here—natural or otherwise—since the Second World War.

Activists call protests in Britain against nuclear power

16 March 2011
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has called a protest against nuclear power in London on Sunday. The move is in response to the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan.

Profit makes the world a dangerous place

15 March 2011
Every plan to build a nuclear plant in every country across the world should be stopped—now. And all existing plants should be shut down. That’s the message we should take from the horrific events in Japan.

Cameron ‘relaxed’ nuclear safety checks

15 March 2011
The British and Japanese governments are making nuclear power more unsafe.

Nuclear plants are never safe: Shut them all down

15 March 2011
Japan is facing nuclear ­meltdown.

Who says?

15 March 2011
‘Do not go outside’Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano’s helpful advice to people who are running out of food and water

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