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Road map for Fukushima evacuees due in summer: Abe

Mar 12, 2013

Road map for Fukushima evacuees due in summer: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he has plans to unveil a road map this summer on promoting infrastructure-building to allow nuclear evacuees in Fukushima Prefecture to return as early as possible. “There is a need to create an environment in which each disaster-affected ...

Mar 12, 2013

Radiation within 80 km of No. 1 plant said down by half

Radiation levels in areas within 80 km of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant fell by nearly half over the 20-month period between April 2011 and last November, a government-affiliated body said. The level is declining more quickly than anticipated thanks to rain ...

More than 9,500 aftershocks logged since mega-quake

Mar 12, 2013

More than 9,500 aftershocks logged since mega-quake

The number of noticeable aftershocks related to the Great East Japan Earthquake that rocked northeast Japan in March 2011 had reached 9,577 as of Monday, the Meteorological Agency said. The tremors are continuing to rattle the country two years on, though with lessening frequency, ...

Mar 12, 2013

Approach trade talks cautiously

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should carefully consider whether Japan's interests will be served in the negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.

Food for thought: eat, drink, protect the brain

Mar 12, 2013

Food for thought: eat, drink, protect the brain

by Vicky Hallett

We love our hearts. But what are our brains — chopped liver? Neal Barnard, an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, says how we eat can improve not just the function of our tickers, ...