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Sep 3, 2015

Japan to conduct 'research whaling' off northern Japan

The government will conduct so-called research whaling off Hokkaido in northern Japan from this Saturday through late October, with plans to take up to 51 minke whales, the Fisheries Agency said Wednesday. The coastal whaling — to be conducted off Kushiro, Hokkaido, on the ...

Sep 3, 2015

Tokyo Olympics committee may ease new logo selection rules

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee will consider relaxing the submission requirements for the public competition to select a new logo, officials said Wednesday, a day after the original logo was scrapped amid plagiarism allegations. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics committee will also seek to make ...

Hanaoka uprising memorial park opens in Tianjin

Sep 3, 2015

Hanaoka uprising memorial park opens in Tianjin

A park opened in the Chinese city of Tianjin on Tuesday commemorating victims of the Hanaoka Incident — the 1945 killings of Chinese forced laborers in Akita Prefecture who had rioted over abysmal conditions at a mine. Some 200 people, including survivors, relatives of ...

IEA chief calls Japan's 22% nuclear energy policy 'realistic'

Sep 3, 2015

IEA chief calls Japan's 22% nuclear energy policy 'realistic'

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Fatih Birol, newly installed executive director of the Paris-based International Energy Agency, has said the nation’s energy policy following the Fukushima meltdowns provides a “realistic and balanced outlook,” underscoring the importance of continued use of nuclear power in the country. In its future energy ...