Kishida said his government would work to reassure residents nearby the plant about the technical safety of the wastewater disposal project
Japan to start releasing treated radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear plant into Pacific Ocean in 2022
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said this is the "most realistic" option and that disposing the water is unavoidable for the decommissioning of the Fukushima plant, which is expected to take decades
Government officials said they will take 'every measure' to ensure the safety of treated water, and address misinformation.
Social distancing, mask-wearing and limited crowds that are prohibited from loud cheering will be the order when the relay starts from Fukushima prefecture.
Japan marks 10 years of Fukushima disaster; PM Yoshihide Suga says country overcame tragedy 'with courage'
Around 18,500 people were killed or went missing in the disaster, most of them claimed by the towering tsunami triggered by one of the strongest quakes ever recorded
The relay will start 25 March from Fukushima prefecture, the heart of the area that was hit by the disaster.
The Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported that organisers fear crowding at the 25 March event in Fukushima, and will probably bar the 3,000 spectators initially planned.
In a Japanese village ravaged by tsunami and nuclear disaster, two farmers grow indigo to rebuild community and heal
For one of these farmers, growing and dyeing indigo has become a tool for fighting unfounded rumours that products from Fukushima are still contaminated.
Officials acknowledged that multiple seismometers had failed several months ago, and hadn't been repaired since.
There was a drop in water levels in the Unit 1 and 3 reactors indicating that the existing damage to their primary containment chambers was worsened.
Fukushima earthquake: Over 100 injured in 7.1 magnitude tremor; no casualties, says Japan's Yoshihide Suga
No abnormalities were reported at the Fukushima nuclear plant, which melted down in the wake of the March 2011 quake that triggered a towering tsunami and killed more than 18,000
The quake produced powerful tremors along parts of Japan's eastern coast, and was felt strongly in Tokyo, however, no tsunami alert was issued
The exhibition of the Olympic Flame, due to remain on display in Fukushima until the end of the month, will be cancelled over coronavirus concerns, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced on Tuesday.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic flame passed to Fukushima during low-key ceremony, will be on display in city till 30 April
Olympic flame handover took place at a subdued ceremony at the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima, which was originally set to be the starting point of the torch relay.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe, IOC president Thomas Bach to hold talks about rescheduling Games
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a telephonic conversation with IOC president Thomas Bach regarding a possible rescheduling of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at 11:00 GMT (4:30 pm IST) on Tuesday.
The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start on Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture — but with no torch, no torchbearers, no public, and little ceremony
A plane carrying the Olympic torch from Greece arrived on Friday on Japan’s north-western coast ravaged by a 2011 tsunami, but the welcome ceremony will have no spectators, amid worries the Games could be cancelled over the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo Olympics 2020's Flame of Recovery tour scaled back due to COVID-19 concerns
Organisers have been keen to label Tokyo 2020 as the 'Reconstruction Olympics' as a symbol of Japan’s recovery from the disaster.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan opens part of Futaba, the last town that was off-limits since 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
In a symbolic move to show the region's recovery ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Japan opened part of Futaba, the last town that was off-limits since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
Tokyo Olympics 2020: In Fukushima, torch relay faces cool welcome from 2011 nuclear disaster evacuees
In Fukushima, Tokyo Olympics 2020 torch relay faces cool welcome from 2011 nuclear disaster evacuees