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The Japan Times

Asahi Shinbun Asia & Japan Watch

NHK World Japan's public broadcasting station

Fukushima Edition 1-4, Tsunami Edition 1-5, Earthquake Edition 1-4 in BOSAI (disaster prevention) programs are viewable on-demand.

People of Iwate Profiles of individuals in Tumblr 

Japan- in English

Proper HOLLIS Subject terms are:

  • Nuclear reactors
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Fukushima Disaster
  • Tohoku earthquake and Tsunami

Searching within All English-language Works Published in Japan

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Official sites and documents

Japanese government sites on Great East Japan Earthquake : Many official documents in English are available through these sites.

Reconstruction Agency the principal agency of the Government of Japan tasked with the reconstruction process following the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, which precipitated the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident.

Ministry of the Environment - Countermeasures for Great East Japan Earthquake

Prime Minister's Office - Reconstruction Following the Great East Japan Earthquake

Cabinet Office - "Build back better" case study list

Ministry of Defense - Photos, Video, SDF(Self Defense Force) operations

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) - Policies of MLIT, etc.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestory, and Fisheries (MAFF)

Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - TEPCO information, etc.

Links to other Japanese governmental offices

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

International organizations

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 

International Nuclear Information System (INIS) (1956- ).

INSPEC (1898- ) indexes periodical articles and conference proceedings, and some books, reports, and dissertations.


Annual Report 2017-19, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

CRS reports on Japan's triple disaster Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress 

Online Newspapers and Journals


Japan Times Archives  (1897- ) is the longest running English paper in Japan.

English editions of Japanese dailies; Asahi, Yomiuri, and Mainichi (2003-present) are available online. Enter from links to the Japanese daily newspaper sites.

Nikkei Asian Review (1980-present) Weekly Business newspaper, via Nexis Uni


Japan’s 3.11 Earthquake, Tsunami, Atomic Meltdown Collection of some 100 articles published by The Asia-Pacific Journal.

Japan Focus Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. Including 3.11 Article Index

Japan Forum Official journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies.

Journal of Asian Studies

Positions : East Asia cultures critique

Social Science Japan Journal

Studies in Japanese Literature and Culture

Search tools for Japanese research articles including Open Access contents

CiNii Articles Japanese academic journal search portal with links to digital contents when available.

J-STAGE Operated by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Personal accounts

JDA includes many collections of personal accounts. 

 "FUKUSHIMA TRIOLOGY" Documentary films 

Passing The Baton,   Preview    about a multi-generation sake business in Fukushima, featuring the life story of the Niida-Honke chief sake brewer in Fukushima and the years following the 2011 nuclear power plant and tsunami disasters.

Over The Sky,  Preview  the inspirational story of a music teacher in Fukushima as she and her junior high school band prepare for a concert in the wake of the disasters.

Go Up The Mountain, preview "Yamakiya Taiko" (Taiko drum group in Fukushima Japan) has encountered a difficulty to continue after the Great East Japan Earthquake. However, the difficulty taught the leader of the group something very important in life. They decided to spin the drums that resonate in their hometown with a new feeling.
(21 min)  

3.11 Documentary Film Archive 

60 Minutes, Catastrophe (AKA Japan)  interview by Scott Pelley in 60 Minutes (New York, NY: Columbia Broadcasting System, 2011), 14 mins

Nuclear Nation, documentary film chronicles the aftermath of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant reactor meltdown following the devastating impact of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. 1 hour 36 minutes