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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's cabinet approves U-turn on plan to phase out nuclear plants

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japanese U-turn on plan to ditch nuclear power Japan's cabinet yesterday approved a reversal of the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear ... to spend almost US$90 billion on replacement fossil fuels, and domestic media say they have also spent an estimated 1.6 trillion yen (HK$122 billion) on nuclear plant upgrades to meet new safety ...

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    US sailors sue Fukushima nuclear plant operator for faking radiation data

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Diego US sailors sue over Fukushima 'lies' Nearly 80 US sailors are seeking US$1 billion from the operator of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. They allege the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after the tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis three years ...

  3. 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 Abe is moving to revive nuclear power as a core part of the energy mix, but many of those idled reactors will never come back online. As few as a third, and at most about two-thirds, ...

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    Japan set to restart nuclear power plants after 2011 Fukushima disaster

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

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Nuclear power plants set for restart Japan will take a decisive step towards restarting some of its dormant nuclear reactors, with the cabinet widely expected to pass an action plan this month. The new Basic Energy Plan, put forward by an agency under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry last week, states that nuclear power remains ...

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    Book review: Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Stranahan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by NYT

    ... Michael Hiltzik Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Stranahan New Press 4 stars Michael Hiltzik On March 18, 2011, a team from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) gathered in Tokyo. Seven days earlier, a magnitude-9 quake had rattled a complex of six nuclear power plants known as Fukushima Daiichi. Then came a second, more ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Obama touches down in Japan for first leg of tension-filled Asian tour

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 04:59pm by AFP

    ... soon carry out a new nuclear test. The president touched down a day after nearly 150 lawmakers paid homage at a controversial Tokyo war shrine seen by neighbouring nations as a symbol ... And an ever-unpredictable North Korea – which has denounced the presidential tour as “reactionary and dangerous” – appears to be trying to seize the spotlight with preparations for a fourth nuclear test. Despite ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US sees lax security at Japan’s nuclear sites as terror risk

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Julian Ryall

    ... at nuclear plants US government officials and nuclear experts are privately concerned about security at Japan's atomic plants- in particular the Rokkasho reprocessing facility, which will soon ... official line that it is unworried by the project, and Japan's stockpiles of nuclear fuel. Japan could be building an irresistible terrorist target, experts say THE HEADLINE OF THE CPI REPORT ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan moves closer to nuclear restart, three years after Fukushima

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:16am

    ... on Thursday, moving a step closer to reviving the country’s nuclear industry. The move came two days after the third anniversary of the meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear station, which led to the shutdown of all plants. Japan’s nuclear regulator placed two reactors operated by Kyushu Electric Power on a list for priority screening at a meeting of officials reviewing restart applications. ...

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    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

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

    ... that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis. Japan has struggled to rebuild towns and villages and to clean up radiation from the meltdowns 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 ...

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    North Korea demands Japan allow international ferry services to resume

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:30am by Julian Ryall

    ... direct charter flights between the two nations. It has also asked Tokyo to cancel the sanctions it imposed  after Pyongyang conducted nuclear and missile tests. And it has asked that a court ... in 2006, after North Korea conducted its first nuclear test. Previously, it had taken North Korean residents of Japan and consignments of Japanese goods back to the North. Rumours abounded ...




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