In the countryside surrounding Fukushima homes and farms are blanketed in an invisible poison only detectable with beeping Geiger counters. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

In March 2011, housewife Kaori Saito watched the Fukushima nuclear crisis unfold on television from her living room, some 60km away from the Da(...)

Members of a Fukushima prefecture panel, which monitors the safe decommissioning of the nuclear plant.

Like millions of Japanese workers, Kai Watanabe (30) packs a lunch for work every morning. Unlike most, he also carries an electronic radiation counte(...)

Across much of Fukushima’s rolling green countryside they descend on homes like antibodies around a virus, men wielding low-tech tools against a very (...)

A laboratory technician uses a Geiger counter to measure radiation in fish caught close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Photograph: Reuters/Issei Kato

Tokyo Electric Power Co said yesterday it had detected radioactive caesium in groundwater flowing into its wrecked Fukushima Daiichi plant, reversing (...)

The eerily empty streets of Namie, a town deep in the evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, are f(...)

Fukushima 50: Atsufima Yoshizawa. Photograph: Androniki Christodoulou

It was, recalls Atsufumi Yoshizawa, a suicide mission, volunteering to return to a radioactive nuclear power plant on the verge of tipping out (...)