First phase of Fukushima water release to end Sept 11

The first phase of releasing treated wastewater from Fukushima that has angered China will end on Sept. 11 as planned, the stricken Japanese nuclear plant's operator said.

TEPCO added that levels of radioactive tritium in tested seawater samples near the plant in north-east Japan were within safe limits, according to a statement late on Sept. 7.

Turkish, Japanese ministers discuss energy cooperation

Türkiye and Japan are planning to organize the Türkiye and Japan Energy Forum aimed at further boosting ties in the field of energy.

Turkish Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar met with Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Nishimura in Istanbul on Sept. 5.

Bayraktar and the Japanese minister discussed potential energy cooperation between Türkiye and Japan.

Japan fishermen seek halt to Fukushima water release

Around 100 fishermen and locals living near Fukushima will file a lawsuit this week seeking to stop the release of wastewater from the stricken Japanese nuclear plant, they said yesterday.

Twelve years after one of the world's worst nuclear accidents, on Aug. 24 Japan began releasing treated cooling water from the facility into the Pacific Ocean.

Mata targets J-League title after joining Vissel Kobe

Former Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata set his sights on winning the J-League title yesterday after joining Andres Iniesta's former Japanese club Vissel Kobe.

Mata, a World Cup winner with Spain in 2010, has joined Kobe after leaving Turkish Süper Lig club Galatasaray over the summer.