Japan allows International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to visit the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant shut down after the recent 2007 Chuetsu offshore earthquake.
- AFP via News Limited
- International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors examine the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
- Japanese media reports claim that the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant will remain closed for at least a year following the 2007 Chuetsu offshore earthquake.
- 2007 Chuetsu offshore earthquake: The Government of Japan orders The Tokyo Electric Power Company to keep its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant closed pending safety checks after the earthquake caused a leak.
- The International Atomic Energy Agency gives its approval to nuclear reactor safety checks made by Japan.
- The International Atomic Energy Agency is sending a team to Japan this month to inspect the crippled Fukushima nuclear plants and will present its preliminary evaluation of the crisis in June.
- Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano is elected Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
- A fire breaks out at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata, Japan, which has been closed since a fire in July.
- A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Japan with a tsunami warning being issued in Niigata Prefecture, Honshu. At least eight people have been killed and over 700 injured. There was a fire in the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant as well as a small leak but not sufficient to damage the environment.
- The death toll from flooding on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu rises to 15, with six others missing.
- Severe flooding on the Japanese island of Kyushu has caused seven deaths with twenty people unaccounted for.