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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US Osprey planes in tsunami drill despite Japanese protests

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:10am by AFP

    ... and Japanese and US troops- took part in the drill designed to test readiness against a massive earthquake and tsunami off the Pacific coast. Twenty-six 26 aircraft were deployed in the operation ...

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    Japan's high-speed Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... in tests. If built, it could reduce the travel time between Tokyo and Osaka to just over one hour. With speed, however, some of the romance is lost. A faster Shinkansen has eliminated its dining ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima still a hazard due to melting ice plug, operator admits

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:31pm by Julian Ryall

    ... of the three initial tests, which were carried out on the seaward side of the plant, failed," said Aileen Mioko-Smith, of Kyoto-based Green Action Japan. "They have moved the construction ...

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    Japanese PM pushes North Korea to resolve abductions issue

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 05:26pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... tightened its sanctions over the North’s missile and nuclear tests. The two countries finally began to make progress again after talks in Stockholm in May, when Pyongyang agreed to set up a special ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Researcher points to Wi-fi snooping dangers at major Japanese airports

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:48pm by AP

    ... like credit card numbers," said Morii. In a test at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Morii sent emails and browsed the web on a PC which he monitored using a second computer running ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US tested weapons to harm rice crop in Japan, report claims

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo US 'tested weapons to harm rice crop in Japan' The US army tested biological weapons that could harm rice cropping on the Japanese island of Okinawa ... to have had China and Southeast Asia in mind in developing such crop-harming agents", the report said. In tests conducted at least a dozen times between 1961 and 1962, rice blast fungus- ...

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    Subsidies for storing nuclear debris from Fukushima plant offered by Tokyo

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:58pm by Julian Ryall

    ... eventually become the final disposal site. Yesterday, Tepco began pumping up groundwater from beneath the Fukushima plant and storing it in tanks. The utility intends to test the radioactivity ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima radiation sperm tests given 'all clear' by study

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Bull sperm not affected by exposure near plant The testes and sperm count of bulls abandoned in the evacuation zone around the battered Fukushima nuclear plant were not affected by chronic exposure to radiation, according to a Japanese academic study. The results came after a team of researchers examined two bulls found in September 2011 ...

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

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

    ... more prone to infectious diseases. But critics of the study say the link between the abnormal blood tests and the radiation exposure of the monkeys remains unproven and that the radiation doses ... she said. "We know that one of the most damaging health effects comes from fear of radiation, not radiation itself." She also noted that people, unlike the wild monkeys tested, could ...

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    Japanese hospital tests powerful breast cancer therapy

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A Japanese cancer specialist said on Wednesday she has started the world’s first clinical trial of a powerful, non-surgical, short-term radiation therapy for breast cancer. The National Institute of Radiological Sciences has ...




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