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  1. Fukushima Water Release: Japan's Plan Expected Within Weeks

    28 Nov 2020- 06:47 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan The government of Japan is expected to announce plans for the Pacific Ocean release up to 1.2 million metric tons of contaminated water stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power facility withi ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/07/2020 - 09:11

  2. July Floods Prompt Re-think Of Abandoned Dam In Japanese Prefecture

    13 Nov 2020- 10:57 by Local Press Report KUMAMOTO The Mainichi The Kumamoto Prefectural Government is poised to approve construction of a dam which was canceled in 2009 by the then Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) government, after a major river in the pre ...

    Local Press Report - 11/13/2020 - 11:03

  3. Ocean Release Of Fukushima Water Carries Risk Of Damaging Human DNA

    18 Oct 2020- 07:33 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOKYO, Japan This news article was updated 25 October Environmental group Greenpeace has claimed that the 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant-- scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disas ...

    Staff - Water D... - 11/04/2020 - 08:14

  4. Giant Underwater Flood Tank Protects Tokyo From Catastrophic Flooding Events

    12 Oct 2020- 09:14 by Local Press Report TOKYO Macau News Agency It has been called Japan’s underground “Parthenon”, a cavernous complex charged with protecting Tokyo and surrounding areas from catastrophic flooding — a risk experts warn is growing as cli ...

    Local Press Report - 10/12/2020 - 09:32

  5. Discontinued Dam Project Could Have Limited Japan Flood Damage

    31 Aug 2020- 11:24 by Local Press Report KUMAMOTO The Japan Times A scrapped dam project could have limited the damage from the flooding of the Kuma River system in the heavy rains that hit Kumamoto Prefecture in July if the dam had been built, government ...

    Local Press Report - 08/31/2020 - 11:24

  6. MRI Scanning Results In River Water Pollution

    25 May 2020- 10:02 by Local Press Report TOKYO EurekAlert Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have surveyed the amount of gadolinium found in river water in Tokyo. Gadolinium is contained in contrast agents given to patients undergoing medical ...

    Local Press Report - 05/25/2020 - 10:02

  7. Japan: Kariya City Reduces Water Bills To Ease COVID Financial Stress

    29 Apr 2020- 12:26 by Local Press Report KARIYA CITY Sora News 24 Luckily for citizens of Kariya City in Aichi prefecture in west-central Japan, water bills, at least, won’t cause any more stress. In order to relieve some of the financial strain on their ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2020 - 12:26

  8. Bidets For Bums Boom

    6 Apr 2020- 10:22 by Local Press Report TOKYO Arab News As supermarkets in the West struggle to keep rolls of toilet paper on their shelves, Japanese people do not have to worry about disappearing toilet rolls, as they have something superior: the Washlet ...

    Local Press Report - 04/06/2020 - 10:22

  9. South Korea Expresses Concern About New Fukushima Water Release Plan

    30 Mar 2020- 08:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat SEOUL, South Korea South Korea has expressed concern about a new draft plan from Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water from its disabled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The country’s Office f ...

    Staff - Water D... - 04/02/2020 - 10:54

  10. "Black Rain" Causes Concern North Of Tokyo

    10 Mar 2020- 10:36 by Local Press Report HASUDA Sora News 24 Among increasing occurrences of extreme weather around the world, residents of Saitama Prefecture were handed an especially disturbing phenomenon on 2 March when a black tinged rain was found in ...

    Local Press Report - 03/10/2020 - 10:36

  11. Japan Government Fukushima Water Release Plan Has IAEA Support

    3 Mar 2020- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has indicated support for the Japan government’s proposal to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plan ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/03/2020 - 10:39

  12. Japan Cracks Down On US Air Force Water Pollution

    2 Mar 2020- 09:35 by Local Press Report OKINAWA Stars and Stripes Japan plans to join other nations in officially setting its own water quality safety guidelines for banned pollutants that have been found around U.S. military bases near Tokyo and on Okina ...

    Local Press Report - 03/02/2020 - 09:35

  13. Tokyo Olympic Events Threatened By Bacterial Contamination Of Water

    11 Feb 2020- 06:55 by Local Press Report TOKYO NHK World The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has started work to improve water quality at a venue of this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games after higher-than-acceptable levels of E. coli bacteria were d ...

    Local Press Report - 02/11/2020 - 06:55

  14. Fukushima Wastewater Release: Diplomats Briefed

    5 Feb 2020- 09:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOYKO, Japan The government of Japan briefed foreign embassy officials 3 February on an increasingly preferred method of disposal of treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into ...

    Staff - Water D... - 03/03/2020 - 13:51

  15. Radioactive Fukushima Waste Destined For Pacific?

    13 Jan 2020- 09:57 by Staff- Water Diplomat SEOUL, South Korea The government of Japan looks likely to proceed with a controlled ocean-release of radioactive wastewater associated with the Fukushima disaster, a move criticised by environmental groups in n ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:06