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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches satellite to monitor damage from natural disasters

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Satellite to monitor disaster damage Japan successfully launched a new mapping satellite yesterday that will be used to survey damage from natural disasters and changes affecting rainforests. The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) will be able to see scars left by catastrophes such as Japan's 2011 tsunami as well as monitor progress made ...

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    Japanese lawmakers push for Russia-Japan natural gas pipeline

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:25pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Lawmakers push for Russia-Japan gas pipeline Japanese lawmakers are renewing the push for a 600 billion yen (HK$45 billion) natural gas pipeline from Russia, which last week signed a supply deal with China, in a bid to cut energy costs after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A group of 33 lawmakers is backing the 1,350km pipeline between Russia's Sakhalin ...

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    Post-tsunami deaths outnumber disaster toll in Fukushima

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

    ... and mental stress of staying at shelters, including through suicide. “This is different from normal, natural disasters. People who live in shelters are forced to live there, away from their home ... 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 ...

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    Japanese issued with anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Wary Japanese get anti-radiation pills Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, reflecting concerns about atomic ...

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    Monkeys show effects of fallout from Fukushima nuclear meltdown, study says

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Monkeys 'show effects of Fukushima fallout' Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked to the radioactive fallout from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, says a scientific study. The Japanese macaques were found to have low white and red blood cell levels and low haemoglobin, which the researchers say could make them ...

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    Mount Fuji at greater risk of eruption due to 2011 quake, scientists warn

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:25pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Scientists say stresses put on the volcano bythe disaster creates a higher risk of eruption Mount Fuji 'under pressure' since 2011 earthquake Scientists ... and Disaster Prevention indicated that the pressure in the magma chamber beneath Mount Fuji could be as much as 1.6 megapascals higher than in 1707. A recent government study warned that as many ...

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    Japan’s nuclear watchdog gives green light to restart two nuclear reactors

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... is simmering in Japan more than three years after the Fukushima power plant was crippled following an earthquake and tsunami in the worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. Following the meltdown ...

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    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... a disaster-management meeting over how to protect against the force of nature. The typhoon is likely to reach areas near the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant by Friday morning. The site’s operator ...

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    Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:04pm by AFP

    ... The 2011 disaster killed more than 18,000 people. Yesterday's quake measured up to 4 on the Japanese scale of 7 in terms of intensity, and Yoshida said there was a possibility aftershocks ... abnormality early yesterday. Sea levels cannot be gauged near the nuclear plant as the tsunami monitoring system was destroyed by the 2011 disaster. "We have not seen any damage or any change ...

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    Abe ally’s governorship loss seen as backlash to military revision

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... after the Fukushima disaster. Shiga is next to Fukui prefecture, home to several nuclear plants. Abe is keen to restart operations at some of the nation's 48 reactors- all of which are now ...




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