Jun 20, 2013

Strontium in groundwater at No. 1 soars

Groundwater contaminated with highly radioactive substances is detected from a monitoring well just 27 meters from the seashore within the compound of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

LDP policy chief retracts Fukushima comments

Jun 20, 2013

LDP policy chief retracts Fukushima comments

Facing flak from both the opposition — and her own party — Sanae Takaichi, policy chief for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, retracted earlier remarks that no one was killed in the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns and that the government should restart reactors nationwide. Takaichi ...

Jun 19, 2013

Meltdowns haven't killed anyone: LDP bigwig

Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Sanae Takaichi has created a stir by saying the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns didn’t kill anyone and arguing the government should restart reactors nationwide given Japan’s scarce energy resources. Delivering a speech in Kobe on Monday, Takaichi said the crisis ...

Snowden Web manga profile still online

Jun 15, 2013

Snowden Web manga profile still online

Edward Snowden has become the world’s hot-button item since divulging that the U.S. National Security Agency has engaged in a massive spying effort targeting Americans and individuals overseas, touching off one of the country’s most explosive intelligence scandals of recent years. But in 2002 ...

Jun 13, 2013

Suga denies Xi called Senkakus 'core interest'

Tokyo denied Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping termed the Senkaku islets “a core interest” of China in his informal summit with U.S. President Barack Obama last week in California, as Japanese media reported. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga brushed aside the reports during ...

Jun 11, 2013

Japan may announce humanitarian aid for Syrian rebels at G-8 summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could announce Tokyo’s intention to provide humanitarian assistance to Syrian rebels at next week’s Group of Eight summit in Britain, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. Suga said the aid, if realized, would be supplied to the Syrian people ...