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Kyoto lobbies to be destination on Hokuriku Shinkansen Line

Oct 27, 2016

Kyoto lobbies to be destination on Hokuriku Shinkansen Line

Kyoto officials pressed their case this week for routing the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line via Maizuru on the Sea of Japan Coast, a decision that would take the train through Kyoto as well as all Fukui Prefecture towns that host nuclear power plants. About 200 ...

| Oct 15, 2016

Fukui poised to benefit from decision to scrap Monju

Big money pull a million stringsBig money hold the prize Big money weave a mighty web Big money draw the flies — Rush, “The Big Money” Last month’s announcement that the Monju experimental fast-breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, would likely be decommissioned was ...