Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor

In this Nov. 12, 2011 file photo, workers in protective suits and masks wait to enter the emergency operation center at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Okuma, Japan.

Author Yoichi Funabashi on Fukushima crisis 10 years later: Nuclear energy was and still is 'unforgiving'

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. 

Author Yoichi Funabashi on Fukushima crisis 10 years later: Nuclear energy was and still is 'unforgiving'
Man looks for a missing loved one in Fukushima

Five years after Fukushima, the clean-up has just begun

Five years after Fukushima, the clean-up has just begun
Radiation hotspot in Kashiwa, February 2012

They know: Hiroshima survivors help those in Fukushima overcome fear, discrimination

They know: Hiroshima survivors help those in Fukushima overcome fear, discrimination
Children play near a Geiger counter that monitors radiation at a kindergarten about 30 miles from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The government is increasingly pushing families displaced by the disaster to return to their home

Some of Japan's 'nuclear refugees' can finally go home — but they don't want to

Some of Japan's 'nuclear refugees' can finally go home — but they don't want to
Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 45 from the series Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore), 2012.

These artists remember the Fukushima disaster through their photography

These artists remember the Fukushima disaster through their photography
A man walks between a fallow rice field at Miyakoji area in Tamura, Fukushima prefecture on April 1, 2014. The area was finally opened to residents three years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Riding the bus through Japan's forbidden nuclear zone

Four years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan's contanimated zone is still off limits for residents and visitors. But a new bus route gives former residents at least a glimpse of their old lives in the polluted areas, which may be off limits for decades longer.

Riding the bus through Japan's forbidden nuclear zone
Kiyoko and her husband Yoshishiro Baba ran a fish restaurant in their home in Kawauchi until the Fukushima meltdown.

A couple returns to their 'heaven' near the Fukushima nuclear disaster

How do you decide when it's safe to go home after a nuclear accident? Three and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, the government says the clean-up is mostly completed in one nearby town. But only half the residents have returned.

A couple returns to their 'heaven' near the Fukushima nuclear disaster