Articles by The Asahi Shimbun

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Trump, Kim Need to Grasp Reality of Famed Photo’s ‘Fruit of War’
Vox Populi, Vox Dei - The Asahi Shimbun, 8 Jan 2018

5 Jan 2018 – A barefoot boy, probably around 10 years old, waits in line at a crematorium. Strapped to his back is his dead baby brother. Staring straight ahead, the boy utters no words. This photo, titled “The boy standing by the crematory,” was taken in Nagasaki at the end of World War II by U.S. Marine photographer Joe O’Donnell (1922-2007).

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The Fukushima Nuclear Accident as Told by Plant Manager Masao Yoshida
The Asahi Shimbun – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Sep 2014

The document remains the only available official transcript of the testimony by Yoshida, the on-site commander of efforts to bring the situation under control, who died in July 2013 of esophageal cancer without having disclosed much to the media.

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90% of TEPCO Workers Defied Orders, Fled Fukushima Plant in 2011
Hideaki Kimura – The Asahi Shimbun, 1 Sep 2014

Almost all workers, including managers required to deal with accidents, defied orders and fled the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant at a critical juncture when the disaster was unfolding in March 2011, documents showed.

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Abe Taking Pacifist Constitution Away from the People
The Asahi Shimbun, Editorial – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 May 2014

May 3, 2014 – Japan’s Constitution cannot be revised with a simple majority vote in the Diet. Any constitutional amendment must first be initiated through a vote of two-thirds or more of all members of each house in the Diet and then approved by the public with a majority vote in a special referendum.

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Anti-Whaling Activists Stage Season’s 1st Attack against Japanese Fleet
The Asahi Shimbun – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jan 2014

Anti-whaling activists from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society tried to disrupt the operations of Japan’s whaling fleet in Antarctic waters on Jan. 10 [2014], the Fisheries Agency said.

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4 Tons of Contaminated Rainwater Leaks at Fukushima Plant
Reuters - The Asahi Shimbun, 7 Oct 2013

Oct 2, 2013 – Four tons of rainwater contaminated with low levels of radiation leaked at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant during an operation to transfer the water between tank holding areas, the operator said Oct. 1.

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TEPCO Official Denies Abe’s Claim That Nuclear Crisis Is ‘Under Control’
The Asahi Shimbun – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2013

“We regard the current situation as not being under control,” Kazuhiko Yamashita, an executive officer of Tokyo Electric Power Co., told a meeting in Fukushima Prefecture. The comment contradicts the well-publicized assurance that Abe gave at an IOC general meeting in Buenos Aires on Sep. 7, before Tokyo was selected as the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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Extremely High Tritium Level Found in Water in Pit at Fukushima Plant
The Asahi Shimbun – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Aug 2013

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on July 28 [2013] that an extremely high level of radioactive tritium has been detected in a pit in the compound of its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The level was 8.7 million becquerels per liter of water, which was 145 times that of the permissible level stipulated under the law.

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Waterborne Radioactive Levels in Fukushima Plant Pit Unchanged from 2011
The Asahi Shimbun – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2013

Water in a pit on the grounds of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been found to contain high levels of radioactive substances, the plant operator said July 27, 2013. 2.35 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium were detected per liter of water on July 26 in the No. 2 reactor. The breakdown was 750 million becquerels of cesium-134 and 1.6 billion becquerels of cesium-137.

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