Japanese Culture Caused Fukushima Disaster

Japan's parliament releases report on the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, says it was 'man-made,' born of Japan's culture.Gabe Kahn, 7/6/2012, 12:16 AM

Japan Returns to Nuclear Power

Japan is returning to nuclear power, with reactivation of the first nuclear plant since all reactors were shut down earlier this year. Chana Ya'ar, 7/1/2012, 10:28 AM

Expected Power Shortages Force Retreat From Nuclear Power Ban

The realities of power shortages have forced Japan to backtrack from abandoning nuclear power.Amiel Ungar, 6/1/2012, 4:06 AM

Last Active Nuclear Reactor in Japan Turned Off

Japan's final active nuclear plant was switched off on Saturday with fanfare, banner-waving and celebration by marchers in Tokyo.Chana Ya'ar, 5/6/2012, 5:43 PM

Report: Fukushima Nuclear Reactor 'Unstable,' at 'Lethal Levels'

Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant is still not under control; in fact, radioactivity in its No. 2 reactor is at a deadly level.Chana Ya'ar, 4/1/2012, 1:44 PM

Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

Japan has taken its second-to-last nuclear reactor off line, and the last will be shut down in May, creating a possible power shortage. Chana Ya'ar, 3/26/2012, 10:42 PM

Evidence of Fission Found at Fukushima No 2 Nuclear Reactor

Evidence of fission has been found in one of the reactors at the tsunami-struck Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan.Chana Ya'ar, 11/2/2011, 4:45 PM

Earthquake Strikes Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

A moderate earthquake has struck northeastern Japan's Fukushima prefecture, home to the Dai-ichi nuclear complex damaged in a March tsunami.Chana Yaár, 10/26/2011, 12:55 PM

Kan's High Disapproval Ratings Menace Destiny

As the crisis recedes in Japan we are back to where we were before it. Pressure on Naoto Kan to resign have resumed.Amiel Ungar, 5/1/2011, 11:18 PM

Ambassador to Japan Not Affected by Radiation

Radioactive iodine has been found in the body of Israel's ambassador to Japan, who remains unconcerned.Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2011, 1:01 PM

Japan's Radiation Leak Plugged But Problems Persist

A radioactive water leak in Japan has been plugged, but problems persist as scientists fight to keep a nuclear plant stable. Chana Ya'ar, 4/6/2011, 2:38 PM

Fukushima Plant Leaking Radiation Into Sea

TEPCO officials say a leak at the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking radiation into the sea.Gabe Kahn., 4/3/2011, 9:30 AM

Japan's Creeping Meltdown: Optimism Evaporates

Initial optimism fades as engineers, scientists at Japan's scuttled Fukushima plant realize they've made no headway in cooling exposed fuel rods.Gabe Kahn., 3/30/2011, 6:23 PM

Japanese Nuclear Fallout Drifting Around the World

Small amounts of radiation from the stricken Japanese nuclear reactors are being detected around the world. Officials say the levels are harmless.Chana Ya'ar, 3/28/2011, 7:48 PM

Shades of Schadenfreude in China's Coverage of Japan Disaster

Frequently pilloried for their neglect of safety and environmental concerns, Chinese authorities are only too happy to highlight Japanese problems.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/22/2011, 3:56 PM

Israeli Medical Team Heads for Japan

A team of doctors left Israel Saturday night, headed for Japan in response to an official request by the Tokyo government for aid from Jerusalem.Chana Ya'ar, 3/20/2011, 10:45 AM

Japanese Leaders Balance between Candor and Appeals for Calm

The Japanese radiation situation is still uncertain with conflicting descriptions. Other nations begin precautionary measures.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/15/2011, 2:24 PM

Three Japanese Reactors 'Likely' Heading for Meltdown

Fuel rods in three reactors at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant are melting, raising the likelihood of at least a partial meltdown. Chana Ya'ar, 3/14/2011, 9:02 PM