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Jan 19, 2017

Nuclear watchdog calls for pipe checkups at reactors after damage found

The Nuclear Regulation Authority will prioritize air conditioning and ventilation pipe checks at key facilities of nuclear power reactors that have passed safety screenings, including plants already brought back online. The decision Wednesday came after significant corrosion and holes were found in ventilation pipes ...

Jan 19, 2017

Hyogo universities aim to develop disaster experts with new programs

Universities in Hyogo Prefecture, which was hit by a devastating earthquake 22 years ago, are launching new programs to develop experts capable of leading efforts to respond to natural disasters. Drawing on experiences from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, the universities are aiming to ...

Caroline Kennedy bids fond farewell to Japan

Jan 18, 2017

Caroline Kennedy bids fond farewell to Japan

Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. Appointed by President Barack ...

Hiroshima mayor sends letter of thanks to Obama

Jan 18, 2017

Hiroshima mayor sends letter of thanks to Obama

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said Wednesday that he has sent a letter to outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama to thank him for his visit to the atomic-bombed city last year. With the trip on May 27, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to ...