Chester Dawson

Wall Street Journal

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Senior correspondent for the Wall Street Journal based in Tokyo, Japan

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A year ago yesterday, Japan experienced multiple disasters: an earthquake, tsunami and the  meltdowns  of three nuclear reactors at the Fukishima-Daichi plant in the Northeastern part…

Japan's March 11 Earthquake and the Future of Nuclear Energy

A year ago yesterday, Japan experienced multiple disasters: an earthquake, tsunami and the meltdowns of three nuclear reactors at the Fukishima-Daichi plant in the Northeastern part…

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One year ago yesterday, Japan experienced a massive earthquake, devastating tsunami and the  meltdown  of the nuclear facility at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor.  Nearly all of its…

Japan's March 11 Earthquake and the Future of Nuclear Energy

One year ago yesterday, Japan experienced a massive earthquake, devastating tsunami and the meltdown of the nuclear facility at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor.  Nearly all of its…

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