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Extraction plan for Fukushima fuel debris planned for September

Jul 25, 2017

Extraction plan for Fukushima fuel debris planned for September

The government hopes to decide around September on a method for extracting fuel debris from reactor 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex based on findings from a recent robot inspection, industry minister Hiroshige Seko said Tuesday. "Valuable information has been obtained from the ...

Flood kills 250,000 honeybees at Fukuoka apiary

Jul 25, 2017

Flood kills 250,000 honeybees at Fukuoka apiary

Heavy rain in the northern part of Kyushu earlier this month killed all 250,000 honeybees kept at an apiary in the city of Asakura, Fukuoka Prefecture. Fujii Bee Farm, founded in 1909, is located in the city's Hishino district near the Chikugo River. Both its ...

Japan's national parks slated to get LAN services

Jul 25, 2017

Japan's national parks slated to get LAN services

The Environment Ministry will set up public wireless LAN services at national parks by the end of fiscal 2017, hoping to draw more overseas tourists. Under a project announced last week by the ministry, free wireless LAN will be available in 63 visitor information centers ...