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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's nuclear safety regulator accused of ignoring risk from volcanoes

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... and terrorist attacks. But as Japan's nuclear safety regulator prepares to rule on whether the first of the country's 48 idled reactors is ready to be come back online, the post-Fukushima ... on the last hurdle for restarting nuclear plants- the opinion of local residents- at a time when the costs of keeping reactors shut are mounting. Critics say the NRA safety review overestimates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525461/japans-nuclear-safety-regulator-accused-ignoring-risk-volcanoes
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Safety probe after Japan road tunnel collapse kills 9

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 02:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... kind of weakness in the central supporting pillars suspended from the roof, experts said. Engineers on Monday began inspections at three other tunnels in the region with the same design, as well as at Sasago. And the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport ordered emergency inspections of all 49 highway tunnels nationwide that have the same design. Nexco said safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1096481/safety-probe-after-japan-tunnel-collapse-kills-9
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima nuclear plant diverting groundwater to stem contamination

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... Tepco has been pumping groundwater onto the hillside before it enters the plant site, and storing it in tanks. Yesterday, engineers started releasing that water after it satisfied quality tests ... battling the perception that their catch is not safe to eat because of pollutants from the plant. The bypass got the green light after Tepco pledged it would exceed normal safety standards. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517444/fukushima-nuclear-plant-diverting-groundwater-stem-contamination
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco’s safety chief has no ‘magic wand’ for Fukushima

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Expert brought in to instil culture of safety has found difficult task made worse by recent leaks No 'magic wand' for Fukushima Ten months after she was appointed to institute a new culture of safety at Tokyo Electric Power Company, Barbara Judge now knows the full scale of the task. Shifting attitudes at a company synonymous with the ongoing crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1299595/tepcos-safety-chief-has-no-magic-wand-fukushima
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Toyota recalls nearly 6.4 million faulty cars for a variety of faults

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... and safety has been dented in recent years. No injuries or crashes have been reported as a result of the problems, which affect 29 models. But two fires have been reported related to one of them, a defective engine starter that can keep the motor running. Among the problems are a driver's seat defect, steering column problems and the faulty engine starter, the company said. The vehicles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1472101/toyota-recalls-nearly-64-million-faulty-cars-variety-faults
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese pop group AKB48 cancels fan events after saw-wielding man injures two idols and employee

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... group whose members are dubbed "idols that you can meet" because of their approachable fan services has rattled people in a nation known for its safety levels. The news topped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519734/japanese-pop-group-akb48-cancels-fan-events-after-saw-wielding-man-injures
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan faces season of peak power demand without nuclear plants

    Posted May 19th 2014, 11:07pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to be able to do that, but approval for the plants has to come from the regulators," he said. "And their priority is safety rather than the needs of companies." Despite suggestions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1515881/japan-faces-season-peak-power-demand-without-nuclear-plants
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Cuddly mascots face the chop in Japanese cuteness cull

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... of yuru-kyara ("laid-back characters") have been created all over Japan by police, traffic safety officials, tax offices, libraries and even prisons in to try and press home various messages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1507785/cuddly-mascots-face-chop-japanese-cuteness-cull
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese drug maker Takeda to fight US$6 billion damages over diabetes drug

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... by a US jury following a trial over the safety of its Actos diabetes medicine. The company said it "respectfully disagrees" with the judgment awarded in the southern state of Louisiana ... to cancel development of another diabetes treatment due to safety concerns. The US Food and Drug Administration in 2011 issued a safety alert, warning about the possibility of an increased bladder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1469910/japanese-drug-maker-takeda-fight-us6-billion-damages-over-diabetes-drug
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... 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 ... contribute to national energy policy by utilising nuclear power, based on the fundamental premise of ensuring safety," Yagi said. Japan would do as much as possible to increase renewable energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1477068/japans-cabinet-approves-u-turn-plan-phase-out-nuclear-plants

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