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Two cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

Dec 8, 2016

Two cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown joined his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary — as friends. Nagaoka Mayor Tatsunobu Isoda lay flowers at the main memorial event ...

Flamboyant lawyer Kawai fighting for Fukushima victims

Apr 12, 2016

Flamboyant lawyer Kawai fighting for Fukushima victims

Lawyer Hiroyuki Kawai stands out in Japan, a nation dominated by somber dark suits: When not in a courtroom, he often wears colorful shirts and crystal-covered animal pins. He is a noh dancer, a tenor and, of late, a filmmaker. His ride is a ...

Nov 17, 2015

Fuel reprocessing plant in northern Japan delayed again, to 2018

The operator of the nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, is postponing the plant’s opening to as late as September 2018, citing regulators’ lengthy inspection procedures and time needed for safety upgrades. The plant has raised proliferation concerns because the plutonium it ...