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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan agrees to call off Antarctic whale hunt after UN court judgement

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:07pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of the Indian Ocean, was created in 1979 and is a breeding ground for many types of southern hemisphere cetaceans. The Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, surrounding the continent of Antarctica, was set up ... backed by New Zealand, hauled Japan before the ICJ in 2010 in a bid to end the annual Southern Ocean hunt. Tokyo has used a legal loophole in the 1986 ban on commercial whaling that allowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1463889/japan-agrees-call-antarctic-whale-hunt-after-un-court-judgment
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN court rules Japan’s Antarctic whaling ‘not scientific’, revokes permit

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:07pm by Reuters

    ... Ocean, as well as smaller numbers of fin and humpback whales, citing a 1946 treaty that permits killing the giant mammals for research. Japan was “deeply disappointed” by the ruling, but it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1461792/world-court-rules-japans-whaling-not-scientific-ends-revokes-permits
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan moves closer to nuclear restart, three years after Fukushima

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:16am

    ... Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi station suffered a triple meltdown after an earthquake and tsunami that left at least 15,000 dead, sending a massive radioactive plume into the air and ocean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1447633/japan-moves-closer-nuclear-restart-three-years-after-fukushima
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Rise in childhood cancer in Fukushima sparks debate

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:47am by The Guardian

    ... Fukushima radiation] was blown over the Pacific Ocean, and thyroid doses in the most-affected areas are low compared to Chernobyl. “It is very unlikely there will be a large increase in thyroid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1445087/rise-childhood-cancer-fukushima-sparks-debate
  5. News - World - JAPAN

    Japan’s embrace of Russia under threat with crisis in Ukraine

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:24pm

    ... to Asia via the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline and Putin pushing for more gas sales to reduce Moscow’s reliance on Europe. Japan now consumes a third of global liquefied natural gas (LNG) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440932/japans-embrace-russia-under-threat-crisis-ukraine
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Highly radioactive water leak discovered at Fukushima, Tepco says

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... which is in any case far from the ocean, it is unlikely that the water has made its way into the sea," he said. The tank- one of hundreds used to store water contaminated during the process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1431739/highly-radioactive-water-leak-discovered-fukushima-tepco-says
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... it detected five million becquerels per litre of radioactive strontium-90 in a sample from a groundwater well about 25 metres from the ocean last September. That reading was more than five times ... another isotope that was released in large quantities during the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011. The legal limit for releasing strontium into the ocean is 30 becquerels per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427146/tepco-took-months-release-record-strontium-readings-fukushima-says
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe urges Japanese to take 'pride' in nation in public address

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:57pm by Julian Ryall

    ... was on the Ocean Day national holiday in 2013, when Abe called for measures to protect the nation's territory. The message on yesterday's national holiday similarly reflected his world view, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426255/shinzo-abe-urges-japanese-take-pride-nation-public-address
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan seeks to expand its surveillance to Pacific Ocean

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 07:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Tokyo aims to upgrade is military as part of its defence strategy amid territorial disputes with Beijing Japan seeks to expand its surveillance to Pacific Ocean Japan said yesterday that it needed to expand its surveillance activities to cover the Pacific Ocean off its east coast to protect its interests in a zone rich with resources where Chinese naval ships were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1319310/japans-defence-chief-vows-updated-military
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nuclear-tainted water released into ocean as typhoon hits Japan's Fukushima, killing 3

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 11:29am by Agence France-Presse

    ... leaving three people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean. The powerful typhoon made landfall ... Around 300 tonnes of mildly contaminated groundwater is entering the ocean every day having passed under the reactors, according to TEPCO. Earlier in the day, the meteorological agency issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1310762/nuclear-tainted-water-released-ocean-typhoon-hits-japans-fukushima-killing

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