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Feb 27, 2015

Takahama assembly to vote on restarting nuclear reactors

by Eric Johnston

The town assembly of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, which hosts Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama nuclear power plant, will decide by March 20 whether to approve the restart of the plant’s No. 3 and 4 reactors, which recently cleared central government inspections. The decision by ...

Young 3/11 survivors bound for U.N. disaster summit

Feb 27, 2015

Young 3/11 survivors bound for U.N. disaster summit

by May Masangkay

As survivors of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami cope with the loss of their families, homes and livelihoods, some of the younger generation are focusing their energies on helping people elsewhere in Asia. Haruka Kurosawa, 19, lived through the 2011 calamity and afterward ...

Feb 26, 2015

DPJ chief Okada undergoes second round of retinal surgery

Democratic Party of Japan leader Katsuya Okada underwent retinal detachment surgery again at a Tokyo hospital Thursday and may be absent from Sunday’s party convention, a DPJ source said. Okada left the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon after complaining of blurred vision. He ...

Prince William receives warm welcome to Japan

Feb 26, 2015

Prince William receives warm welcome to Japan

A beaming Prince William was greeted by hundreds of fans as he arrived for his first trip to Japan Thursday, before being whisked off for a nice cup of tea — green tea, that is. Even without his heavily pregnant wife, Kate, the second-in-line ...