Japan


Fukushima: Ten years on

Friends of the Earth Japan shares testimonies from victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Ten years have passed since the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident of 11 March 2011. Yet whilst the impacts of these disasters continue to be felt, efforts are being made to render this invisible. Friends of the Earth Japan has conducted  … Read more

Japanese government plans to release radioactive contaminated water

Friends of the Earth Japan rejects this decision and is gathering signatures for contaminated water to be stored on land

“The Japanese government intends to proceed with its plan for environmental release of radioactive contaminated water that has been accumulating since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2011,” denounced Friends of the Earth Japan in a press release. The environmental organisation has launched an online petition demanding the  … Read more

Nuclear power and coal? No, thanks

Japan freezes toxic energy projects - Friends of the Earth Japan calls on the government to promote the use of renewable energy

Japanese company Hitachi, through its subsidiary Horizon, announced it will suspend the building of a new nuclear reactor on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales (UK), the site of the British oldest nuclear power plant closed in 2015. The project was announced in 2017, but in January 2019, Hitachi officially  … Read more