For those of us that have NHK World on our local TV, they feature regular stories/updates on Fukishima. The big problem these days is all of the radioactive water that is produced in the cooling process, that they are attempting to store onsite. In recent months, several tanks have failed, releasing radioactive water into the soil/water table/ocean.
Essentially they are playing a 'waiting game' of sorts, for the reactors to cool sufficiently where they can get close to them and be able to dismantle them. That may take years/decades...
As for the 'good thing it's over there versus over here' sentiment expressed above, keep in mind that we have several older reactors here in the U.S. of the same design as Fukishima. Fukishima's problem was coolant failure, as they couldn't keep the pumps running. No 'gravity backup' system was in place. We have reactors here that have the same design flaw.
Earthquakes tend to be rather non-discriminate where they strike, and some of these reactors are located near water bodies, so to say 'will never happen here' is just not realistic. It's a matter of when, not if.
But, like Japan, regulators keep 're-approving' use of these older reactors, that realistically should have been retired long ago. Japan is now taking a harder stance, and has taken it one step further - no new reactor construction.
Which is too bad, because the latest reactor designs on the drawing boards address many of the flaws of the older designs, and are considerably more efficient to boot. Myself, I like the 'nuclear waste recycling' technology designed to re-use the old/spent fuel, to reduce the radioactive footprint at the back end. Of course, then comes the question of 'What do we do with the old reactors? I don't want them hauling that thing through my neighborhood' problem...
The U.S. has a few of the newer reactors (not the next gen ones though) going online soon, primarily in the Southeast. Citizens really should push for the decommissioning of the older generation reactors (60s-70s era reactors), and sooner rather than later. Nuclear solves a lot of energy independence issues, but it needs to be done right, and modernized.