After Japan began releasing treated water from the Fukushima plant into the Pacific, China announced a full ban on Japanese seafood. Videos of Chinese individuals making protest calls to unrelated Japanese parties are sparking controversy on social media.
Japan commemorated 12 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake that killed over 15,000 people and displaced 31,000. The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, along with controversial cleanup plans and nuclear energy policy changes, are ongoing concerns.
ノーベル賞受賞者の真鍋さんが好奇心とコミュニケーションの重要性を強調【Nobel laureate Manabe emphasizes importance of curiosity, communication】
Speaking about the research environment in his home country of Japan and how it compares to the US, Syukuro Manabe, one of three winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics, emphasized the importance of curiosity-driven research, and of communication between scientists and the government that shapes policy.
Three more people on the Diamond Princess tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the number of cases aboard to 64. The cruise ship has been quarantined off Japan after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong was diagnosed with the virus.
A record-breaking heatwave in Tokyo has raised questions about the timing of the next Summer Olympics, which are just two years away. Experts warned that the Games in similar conditions could pose health risks to athletes and spectators alike.