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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Panasonic offers pollution premium on top of pay for staff sent to China

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... a deputy minister of environmental protection, underscoring the extent of the problem, which has sparked health concerns. The Panasonic document referred to so-called PM2.5- small particles ... environmental consequences of the country's rapid industrialisation, among them smog, land laden with heavy metals, and rivers contaminated by chemicals. ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Radioactive water leaks at Fukushima after operator underestimates rainfall

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 10:56am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... is a by-product of the fission of uranium and plutonium in nuclear reactors as well as nuclear weapons, the US Environmental Protection Agency says on its website. Tepco said it will prepare some 30 extra ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    New Green party faces an uphill battle in Japanese election

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... ago, academic Yukiko Kada was elected governor of Shiga prefecture on a platform of environmental protection. Now, as Japan struggles with the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, her ... on protecting Shiga's Lake Biwa, the largest body of fresh water in Japan and a critically important source of drinking water for nearby cities. One of her key concerns was the safety ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Radioactive water at Fukushima an ‘emergency’, says Japan nuclear body

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 03:46pm by Reuters and AP

    ... Environmental Protection Agency. Eric Norman, a nuclear engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, said the latest leak was not a concern. "The Pacific Ocean is an enormous ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan watchdog chides Tepco over misleading Fukushima reports

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 06:30pm by AFP

    ... at the Fukushima site are very worrying... but so far the releases to the Pacific Ocean have been much smaller than those seen during the accident Jim Smith, Professor of Environmental Science, University ... do little to a worker wearing even rudimentary protection at a normal distance. Tanaka said the media covering Fukushima needed to pay attention to the impact of what they reported. “You ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... base on Okinawa.  A spokeswoman at Kyushu Electric Power Co said there are no specific plans related to this typhoon but that the company has plans in place throughout this year to protect ... to be downgraded by the time it hit the Japanese mainland. China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center today issued an orange alert for high seas likely to be generated by the storm ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten world’s top online marketer of ivory, whale meat

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... In a report released on Tuesday, the Britain-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International (HSI) called on Japan's biggest online retailer to stop selling ... more than 28,000 advertisements for elephant ivory and 1,200 for whale products. Many of the whale products originated from species that had been protected since 1986 under the moratorium ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Work to start on upgrading US base in Japan despite fierce opposition

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to the aircraft and troops being redeployed to the more remote Camp Schwab, while environmental groups are warning that constructing new runways over a coral reef and the feeding grounds of endangered ... that is offshore and will be partially covered if the runways are built. The third tender is for the provision of equipment to monitor the presence of dugongs, protected sea mammals that local residents ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tuna collapse fears fail to curb Japan’s appetite

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 05:17pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... of a sushi chain- with little context about the species’ falling numbers. The drop follows similar plunges in the other two bluefin species, the Atlantic and the southern, which are now protected ... consumers,” said Masayuki Komatsu, a former senior Fisheries Agency official. Japan faces two choices, he said: Immediately impose catch quotas or “stop eating the bluefin to protect it.” Overfishing ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Radioactive water leak feared at Japan nuke plant

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 05:45pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... an indication of the water leak, Tepco spokesman Masayuki Ono said. The leak is not only an immediate environmental concern, but threatens Tepco’s tightrope water management situation, he said. The tank ... a similar 30-hour outage. The underground tank, several times the size of an Olympic-size swimming pool and similar to an industrial waste dump, is dug directly into the ground and protected by two ...



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