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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Cesium levels in fish off Fukushima not dropping

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Radioactive cesium levels in most kinds of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima haven’t declined in the year following Japan’s nuclear disaster, a signal ... are not declining a year after the March 11, last year disaster. An earthquake and tsunami knocked out the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant’s vital cooling system, causing three reactor cores to melt and spew ...

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    Children in Fukushima fatter as they cut exercise due to radiation fears

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Fukushima kids fatter as radiation fears cut exercise Children in Fukushima are getting fatter as outdoor activities have been cut in the area due ... for their age and height, among the 47 prefectures. Fukushima registered the highest rates in seven of the 13 age groups, the ministry said. In 2010, the prefecture on the north of the main island ...

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    Fukushima an unprecedented challenge, says Abe

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fukushima Daiichi New prime minister tours crippled plant days after taking office in push to put a lid on crisis Fukushima 'an unprecedented challenge' The clean-up at Fukushima after its tsunami-sparked nuclear meltdowns is unlike anything humanity has ever undertaken, Japan's prime minister said yesterday during a tour of the plant. "The ...

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    Japan needs to address Fukushima nuclear fears, says UN

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 04:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan needs to do more to address fears over radiation in the area around Fukushima, a UN health expert said on Monday, urging Tokyo to consult those affected ... with nuclear fears. “Everything should be done with the participation of communities,” he told reporters at the end of a 12-day tour of Japan that included Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. ...

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    Japan PM Noda tours troubled Fukushima nuclear plant

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 04:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda toured Japan’s crippled Fukushima power plant on Sunday to demonstrate his resolve to end the nuclear disaster there, amid ... and demanding environment,” he said at an accommodation facility for workers just outside the 20-kilometre no-go zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi plant. The quake and tsunami knocked out ...

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    Japan candidates hit streets in first vote since Fukushima disaster

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:07pm by Reuters in Fukushima

    ... Reuters in Fukushima Candidates hit the streets on Tuesday at the official start of a campaign for a parliamentary election that is expected to return the opposition Liberal Democrats ... Minister Shinzo Abe, the opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader, and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda kicked off the campaign in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, site of the world’s ...

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    Japan's fish still radioactive from Fukushima nuclear disaster

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by JULIAN RYALL IN TOKYO

    ... radioactive from Fukushima disaster As the sun comes up over Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market, it is business as usual. Cranes are lifting the carcasses of rime-covered tuna from the holds of battered ... that befell the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant on March 11 last year? Those thoughts will have been brought to the fore- but remained unspoken- after a marine chemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic ...

  8. Thyroid growths found on Fukushima children

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter in Tokyo A study on children in Fukushima prefecture has found that nearly 36 per cent have abnormal growths on their thyroids, although doctors say there is no link between the 'cluster' of cases and the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March last year. The Sixth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey, released in April, included ...

  9. Japan Inc shrugs off devastating Fukushima report, and totters on

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... [Tokyo Electric Power Company] Fukushima nuclear power plant accident was the result of collusion between the government, the regulators and Tepco, and the lack of governance by said ... with the programme'; our groupism; and our insularity.' Naoto Kan, prime minister at the time, was criticised, basically for running around like a headless chicken, visiting the Fukushima plant and trying ...

  10. Fukushima tells us to look for safety risks, not learn by trial and error

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Professor Way Kuo made a cogent case for the continued use of nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster ('Beyond the fear and prejudice', March 11). He rightly urged caution in the rush to move away from nuclear energy out of fear. However, his implication that we can simply learn from our mistakes- as in Fukushima- and resolve to do better ...




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