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Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

| Aug 31, 2016

Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

Political moves by the governors of Kagoshima and Niigata over the last week, one sudden and one that was mostly expected, are likely to affect plans in both prefectures to restart or continue running nuclear reactors. On Wednesday, Kyodo News reported that Kagoshima Gov. ...

Terror financing laws limited by burden of proof

| Aug 29, 2016

Terror financing laws limited by burden of proof

Last month it was revealed that a Bangladeshi former associate professor at Kyoto’s Ritsumeikan University was wanted by police for his suspected involvement in the Dhaka terrorist attack that killed 20 people in a cafe, including seven Japanese. Mohammad Saifullah Ozaki had been teaching ...