'You're Contaminated': The Stigma Against Japan's Fukushima Survivors

A 2011 quake and tsunami led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, killing thousands and displacing more. Two 'nuclear refugees' explain why returning home is more complicated than it seems.


Japanese Taxpayers Are Picking Up the $100B Tab for the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Five years ago today a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan unleashed a powerful tsunami, triggering one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.


This Former Nuclear Industry Executive Claims the Fukushima Cleanup Plan Is Infeasible

We talked to nuclear industry engineer Arnie Gunderson about the ongoing aftermath of the infamous 2011 nuclear disaster.


Radioactive Leaks Remain a Problem on the Fourth Anniversary of Japan's Fukushima Meltdown

Tokyo Electric Power Company is removing radioactive fuel rods and reforming its corporate structure — but Japan's fishing industry says continued radioactive leaks into the ocean threatens their bottom-line.


No One Wants You to Know How Bad Fukushima Might Still Be

The Tokyo Electric Power Company plan to build an ice wall around the Fukushima plant feels like a step backwards.


No One Wants You to Know How Bad Fukushima Might Still Be

The main point of criticism about Japan's largest utility company is rooted in one that countless others have voiced since the beginning: a suspicious disregard for keeping the public informed.


TEPCO Shareholders Fail to Shutdown Japan's Largest Nuclear Power Plant

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, TEPCO shareholders fail to shutdown Japan's largest nuclear power plant, and five armed men kill a prominent human rights activist in Libya.


VICE News Capsule - Friday, June 27

Refugee crisis fuels danger of spreading polio in Pakistan, prominent human rights activist killed in Libya & more.


How a Single Tweet Could Land a Japanese Nuclear Activist in Jail

No officials will be prosecuted for Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. But one activist may be sent to jail for tweeting about it.