February 23, 2019

Japan sacks three top nuclear power officials

Three men in charge of nuclear power safety and policy have been sacked with the ongoing crisis at the tsunami-hit and earthquake hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant showing no signs of abating. Japan's Trade and Industry Minister, Banri Kaieda, said the three senior officials would be held … [Read more...]

Japan’s reconstruction minister quits after one week in job

Japan's new Minister for Reconstruction, Ryu Matsumoto has announced his resignation after just a week in the job following insensitive comments he made to governors' of tsunami affected areas. Matsumoto had been widely criticised for threatening the governors' that the government would not help … [Read more...]

Japan’s Prime Minister to give up salary

Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan has announced that he will give up his salary until the nuclear crisis in Japan is over. The Prime Minister's salary is 1,636,000 yen a month ($20,200), but he will still receive his smaller lawmaker's salary. Kan also took the salary announcement opportunity to … [Read more...]

Third explosion rocks Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan

A third explosion in four days at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has led to fears of an imminent meltdown. Engineers had been working to stablise No.2 reactor following explosions that had seriously damaged two of the other reactors at the plant. One government minister has said it … [Read more...]