“No Nukes” Call Continues

Monday, March 11, 2019

Anti-nuclear-energy activists continue their sit-in protests near Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo on March 8, 2019. The movement against nuclear energy has been going on since March 11, 2011, when the country was hit by a big earthquake and massive tsunami that crippled a Fukushima nuclear plant. The natural disasters caused a meltdown of nuclear fuel in the plant's reactors and forced the operator, TEPCO, to decommission the facility, probably for at least four decades...

Greenpeace Accuses Japan of Misleading UN on Radiation Danger

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Soil cleanup in Fukushima

Tokyo- (PanOrient News)
A report and survey released this month by Greenpeace blames the Japanese government for purposely misleading the U.N. and experts about the danger presented by radiation levels in parts of Fukushima, where cleanup is ongoing after a 2011 nuclear disaster. The report draws special attention to the possible dangers faced by decontamination workers and children.

“In its reporting to the United Nations, the Japanese government deliberately misrepresents the scale, comp...

Greenpeace Opposes Japan’s Proposed Return to Commercial Whaling

Friday, December 21, 2018

Japanese scientists research caudal mink whale fin

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The environmental group Greenpeace condemned Japan’s decision to resume commercial whaling, which Tokyo will likely announce before the end of the year.

“This is a grave mistake which is out of step with the rest of the world,” said Sam Annesley, the executive director of Greenpeace Japan. “Greenpeace urges the government of Japan to reconsider its decision.”

Japan plans to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission for 2019. The IWC is an internat...