Oct 04
Japan’s nuclear regulator has taken a step further in allowing Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, to restart its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast. (NHK)

Oct 02
The stunning natural phenomenon looks more like an otherworldly dragon as it’s filmed slowly retreating up to the sky. (

Oct 02
A Japanese railway company has unveiled a new shinkansen bullet train that it plans to put into service in fiscal 2020. (NHK)

Oct 01
Xiang Xiang, the female giant panda born in June at Japan’s oldest zoo, is growing well and has added 900 grams in 10 days, Ueno Zoo said Sunday. (Japan Times)

Sep 29
Contaminated water may have leaked from the disaster-struck Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant since April, the owner said Thursday. (Japan Times)

Sep 27
The government said Tuesday it will start a new warning system from November to alert residents who could be affected by a magnitude 9-class temblor in the Nankai Trough. (Japan Times)

Sep 26
The Japanese government decided Tuesday to postpone its plan to remove nuclear fuel from spent fuel pools at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant by some three years. (Jiji)

Sep 25
An aquarium in the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa says it has achieved a world first by successfully breeding black sea turtles in captivity. (NHK)

Sep 24
The Japanese government plans to submit a new law to the ordinary session of the 2018 Diet, in an effort to facilitate offshore power generation by setting out standards for operators installing wind turbines and the number of years of permitted operation. (Nikkei)

Sep 22
The number of adults strongly suspected of having diabetes in Japan has been estimated at 10 million, a 2016 survey by the health ministry showed Thursday. (Jiji)