Sunday, February 19, 2012

TEPCO to Allow the Press in to Fukushima I Nuke Plant on February 20, 2012, Net-Based Media Allowed for the First Time

Unlike the last tour by the press invited to Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in November last year, the tour on February 20 (it's already February 20 in Japan) will include independent journalists who are not part of the Press Club.

Initially, TEPCO wanted to have the Press Club members only, but relented after a vigorous protest from the independent journalists including Yasumi Iwakami, who is going in.

I believe he tweeted several days ago that the audio is allowed this time. I don't know if he is going to do the live feed via the net, but the other independent outfit, Nico Nico Live says it will netcast live, here. (CORRECTION: Only the departure scene will be netcast live.)

Iwakami's IWJ and Nico Nico vow to make all the footage available on the net.


IWJ and Nico Nico will make all the footage available on the net in the afternoon of February 20, after the tour.


Anonymous said...

This should be interesting and hopefully informative. Getting an outsider press member to see the inside grounds will be quite enlightening.


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