Yoichi Funabashi, one of Japan’s most imminent journalists and author of a new book titled "Meltdown: Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis," told The World that there was a lack of emergency training for that critical scenario faced on March 11, 2011.
Four years ago, the Fukushima state weathered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Today, they're home to a record-breaking wind turbine. But it's only a fraction of what the region's disabled nuclear complex used to produce.
No one expected the Yagisawa Shoten soy sauce company to come back after the 2011 tsunami, in which its inventory was washed away by 55-foot-high waves. But a good deed led to a discovery — and the soy sauce's return.
Three years after the tsunami-induced meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, PBS NewsHour correspondent Miles O'Brien talks about the continuing contamination crisis, and the accident that caused him to lose his arm.
Japanese researchers say they've found a species of algae that could help decontaminate radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. But they say the plant's owners don't seem very interested in the idea.
Two years after the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster, life is still far from normal for survivors. Anxiety over radiation and discrimination is now causing mental health problems and a slew of social problems from divorce to suicide.
Japanese jazz guitarist Yuto Kanazawa was far from his home in Fukushima, Japan when the earthquake and tsunami struck in March 2011. He was inspired to write a song about the disaster. In an exclusive for The World, Kanazawa performs "The Ocean".
People in and around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are settling into the grim realities after the multiple meltdowns of 2011. Host Marco Werman speaks with journalist Emily Taguchi, who's just returned from a reporting trip to the region.
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