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  1. U-turn on nuclear arms will only lead Japan to ruin

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Russian version: if Japan built nuclear weapons for first-strike capability against an overbearing China, it would be committing national suicide; second-strike, or retaliatory, capacity might ... and some of them want to go all out to build a Japanese nuclear weapon. What are they thinking about? It beggars belief that a country that has suffered so much, first from being- so far- the only ...

  2. Essential quake viewing

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... surrounding the 9.0 magnitude quake, the biggest to strike Japan in 140 years, and the deadly aftermath that crippled the nation. The programme features exclusive footage, first-person accounts and analysis by experts. It will be followed by Emergency in Fukushima, tracing the dramatic struggle to avert a full nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Megaquake premieres ...

  3. New nuclear reality triggers anxiety

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... Brad Glosserman Nuclear strategy has become a core concern in the US-Japan alliance. North Korea is the immediate trigger for Japanese anxiety, but similar uncertainties lie just beneath ... that alliances have the foundation- the common world view- that will allow them to survive and thrive in a new strategic environment. Japan has long nestled under the US nuclear umbrella. Throughout ...

  4. Tokyo 'pouring oil on fire'

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China has joined criticism of Japan for raising the issue of a pre-emptive strike on North Korea, saying Tokyo was 'pouring oil on fire' and warning it could disrupt efforts ... Asia,' Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said. Last week's missile tests have rekindled debate in Japan over whether it should develop the capability for pre-emptive strikes and whether ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Japanese envoy's secret Pyongyang trip more worrying than missile launches

    Posted May 18th 2013, 05:06pm by AGENCIES AND STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Jong-un regime threatening nuclear strikes against the US and moving the medium-range Musudan missiles to North Korea's east coast. The warnings led the United States, South Korea and Japan ... The launch of three missiles yesterday by Pyongyang comes at a time when a small crack seems to have appeared in the international show of unity against North Korea's development of nuclear ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan formally accepts new nuclear safety requirements

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 03:59pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Japan’s nuclear watchdog has formally approved new safety requirements for atomic plants, paving the way for the reopening of facilities shut down since the Fukushima disaster. The new ... measures. The new requirements approved on Wednesday by the Nuclear Regulation Authority will take effect on July 8, when operators will be able to apply for inspections. If plants pass inspection, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Papers go ballistic over Diaoyu dispute with Japan

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Islands in a storm of rhetoric, with one daily suggesting 'serving main course of nuclear missiles' Papers go ballistic over Diaoyu dispute with Japan ... call for nuclear war to settle Beijing's dispute with Japan over the five uninhabited Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Why bother trying to reach a diplomatic settlement with Japan ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Radioactive water leak feared at Japan nuke plant

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 05:45pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant said on Saturday that it is moving tons of highly radioactive water from a temporary storage tank to another after detecting signs of leakage- a blow to the plant struggling with the tight storage space. Tokyo Electric Power Company said an estimated 120 tons of the water are believed to have breached the tank’s ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... coastguard's arrest of the captain of a Chinese fishing boat that allegedly intruded into Japanese territorial waters seems to have cast a shadow over the preparatory meeting. Nuclear watchdog's report focuses on Iranian arms A new report from the UN atomic watchdog this week would provide fresh evidence of Iran's nuclear weapons drive, diplomats said as Israel stoked speculation ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan vows to tighten nuclear safety after accident

    Posted May 28th 2013, 02:52pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan is pledging tighter nuclear safety after an accident at an atomic research facility exposed 33 people to minor excess radiation, though none were injured. ... at the facility in Tokaimura, north of Tokyo. Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority had rated last week’s accident as “Level 1,” or third from the lowest level on a 9-level international scale. Also ...




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