Radiated Fukushima Prefecture soil disposal facility to be nationalized

Jun 6, 2015

Radiated Fukushima Prefecture soil disposal facility to be nationalized

Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki told Fukushima Prefecture leaders Friday that the central government plans to nationalize a private facility intended for the disposal of relatively low radioactive waste in the prefecture. In a meeting with Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori and others, Mochizuki also said ...

 PS4 Godzilla game steers clear of radiation, atomic weapons

Jun 3, 2015

PS4 Godzilla game steers clear of radiation, atomic weapons

by Yuri Kageyama

Godzillas galore, including last year’s Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale globally in mid-July. But don’t expect any references to radiation, the mutant reptile’s trademark affliction. Simply named “Godzilla,” it’s the first video ...

May 22, 2015

Iwate issues certificates of origin for food exports to Taiwan

The Iwate Prefectural Government has begun issuing certificates of origin for farm, fishery and processed food exports to comply with tougher rules adopted by Taiwan last week. Iwate took the action Thursday to prevent local industries from being adversely affected by Taipei’s decision to ...

May 21, 2015

NRA to raise nuclear worker radiation exposure limit for emergencies

The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to raise the maximum radiation exposure limit for nuclear workers in emergencies to 250 millisieverts from the current 100, starting from next April. Following the 2011 disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex, the ...