Jun 15, 2015

Ehime revises Ikata nuclear plant evacuation plan

Ehime Prefecture announced Monday revised plans for cooperating with six other prefectures in the event of an accident at its Ikata nuclear plant. The prefecture will share information and cooperate on nuclear disaster drill planning with Tokushima, Kagawa, Kochi and Hiroshima prefectures, which will ...

Osaka's assault on ethnic invective stalls

| Jun 15, 2015

Osaka's assault on ethnic invective stalls

With last week’s decision by the Osaka Municipal Assembly to delay a decision on what would have been Japan’s first city ordinance to combat hate speech and to issue a nonbinding statement instead, local legal efforts to crack down on racist rhetoric have slowed. ...

Sincere climate pledge or 'sleight of hand'?

| Jun 8, 2015

Sincere climate pledge or 'sleight of hand'?

Last week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet announced Japan would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030, based on 2013 levels. The plan will be presented to delegates at a United Nations conference on climate change in Paris this December. The ...

Curtain falls on atomic feud with Kepco

May 24, 2015

Curtain falls on atomic feud with Kepco

They’re nothing but a bunch of overpaid, arrogant jerks who should have been fired long ago for their managerial incompetence, while he’s a just another crude loudmouth who has no idea what he’s talking about. Based on their public comments these past few years, ...