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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Reconstruction plans are finally taking shape, but shortages of skilled workers and materials are delaying the work. The triple disasters known in Japan ... later, nearly 270,000 people remain displaced from their homes, including many from Fukushima prefecture who may never be able to return home due to radioactive contamination. During a ceremony ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan set to restart nuclear power plants after 2011 Fukushima disaster

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 12:13am by KRISTINE

    ... earthquake and tsunami struck Fukushima in the northeast of Japan on March 11, 2011, crippling the local nuclear power plant and triggering multiple meltdowns and widespread contamination. It also ...

  3. News - Asia

    Japanese investigator says lessons of Fukushima disaster ignored

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:31pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok in Tokyo kristine.kwok@scmp.com In the first of a two-part report, a Japanese investigator warns that the lessons of the Fukushima atomic disaster have been ignored Whistling ... island by more than two metres and unleashed a tsunami that triggered meltdowns in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The disaster killed more than 15,880 people ...

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    Three Years On: Stories from Fukushima

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:39pm by KRISTINE KWOK, Robin Fall, Cedric Sam

    ... Kristine Kwok and Robin Fall It was the biggest earthquake to shake Japan. The SCMP tells the stories of people whose lives were changed forever on March 11, 2011. Link to the full-screen multimedia ...

  5. News - Asia - Fukushima

    Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power despite public concerns

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 09:59am by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Decision to switch mothballed nuclear power production back on likely to be unpopular as Tepco continues to wrestle with problems at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima plant ... the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But the plan may too little too late for the country’s moribund atomic industry, which is floundering under the weight of estimated losses of almost US$50 billion, ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    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 ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan announces plans to return residents to the Fukushima region

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo No-go zone near Fukushima plant set to reopen Japan will lift an exclusion order on an area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, allowing some residents to return to live there for the first time since the disaster, officials say. "The formal lifting of the evacuation order will come on April 1, affecting around 300 people" whose ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Post-tsunami deaths outnumber disaster toll in Fukushima

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 05:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo In Fukushima prefecture, 1,656 people have died from illnesses related to the disaster, compared with 1,607 who were killed in the tsunami Health ... living in Fukushima prefecture have died from stress and other illnesses related to the disaster, compared with 1,607 who were killed in the initial calamity. “The biggest problem is the fact ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Of Japan’s 48 nuclear reactors, 17 unlikely to restart Three years after the Fukushima disaster prompted the closure of all Japan’s nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Shinzo ... infusions totalling nearly US$1.5 billion from a state-owned lender. Kyushu Electric shares dropped as much as 7 per cent on Wednesday to an 8-week low. Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Co ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco took months to release record strontium readings at Fukushima, says regulatory official

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 04:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Nuclear regulator unaware of record strontium readings until this month The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant knew about record high measurements ... the utility decided to re-examine the data. Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) taskforce on contaminated water issues at Fukushima, said he had not heard about the record high ...




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