Kobe pauses 20 years after killer quake

Jan 17, 2015

Kobe pauses 20 years after killer quake

A crowd of nearly 14,000 gathered at a park early Saturday to light candles in remembrance of those who died. As incense wafted through the air, the dark, chilly morning was pierced by a moment of silence at exactly 5:46 a.m. “I lost my ...

| Jan 17, 2015

Reflections on the Kobe quake two decades on

This year, thousands of Japanese around the country celebrated Coming-of-Age Day. In Kobe, however, the occasion was especially poignant, as those who will turn 20 this year were just days old or, most likely, born after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of Jan. 17, 1995. ...

Jan 7, 2015

Kepco faces decision on aging Fukui reactors

Kansai Electric Power Co. says it will soon decide the fate of 11 aging reactors, while Japan Atomic Power Co. maintains that the nation’s oldest reactor will not operate beyond 2016 and is likely to be decommissioned. The two utilities conveyed the messages to ...