Nov 29, 2015

Thirteen prefectures say no to hosting nuclear waste depository

A total of 13 out of the nation’s 47 prefectures say they would refuse to host a final disposal site for highly radioactive nuclear waste, a Kyodo News survey showed Saturday. In the survey conducted between late October and early November, 13 local governments ...

Films focus on dementia and find hope

| Nov 28, 2015

Films focus on dementia and find hope


Last week, a 47-year-old woman was arrested for killing her 81-year-old mother and “assisting” in the suicide of her 74-year-old father. The woman had been found on the banks of the Tone River in Saitama Prefecture, into which she and her parents had driven ...

Nov 28, 2015

Japan eyes greater government role in nuclear fuel recycling

The industry ministry has mapped out revisions for the spent nuclear fuel recycling program that call for stronger government involvement to ensure stable management of the troubled program, it was learned Saturday. According to the outline, a new organization sanctioned and supervised by the ...

Nov 28, 2015

Prince Hitachi turns 80 in good health

Prince Hitachi, the younger brother of Emperor Akihito, turned 80 on Saturday. Due to his advanced age, the prince now carries out his official duties in a wheelchair. To maintain his physical strength, the prince walks along the corridors of his residence in Tokyo’s ...