Feb 10, 2015

Numerical targets eyed for U.N. action plan to reduce disasters

A new action plan to be adopted next month at the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai may contain numerical targets aimed at reducing the number of victims and economic loss during disasters, a U.N. special representative on disasters said. Margareta ...

Jan 5, 2015

U.N. disaster conference scheduled for Sendai in March

Tens of thousands of civil servants and representatives of nongovernmental organizations are to meet in the Tohoku region this spring to examine global approaches to disaster response. The U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held in the city of Sendai from ...

Sendai mom, 31, admits suffocating baby girl, is arrested

Dec 10, 2014

Sendai mom, 31, admits suffocating baby girl, is arrested

Miyagi Prefecture Police said they arrested a 31-year-old woman from Aoba Ward, Sendai, on Tuesday on suspicion of killing her 4-month-old daughter. Police said Yumi Suzuki suffocated her daughter, Ayaka, at their home by covering her mouth and nose with a blanket. Suzuki reportedly ...

Uranium mining stocks jump as Japan clears way to reactors restart

Nov 8, 2014

Uranium mining stocks jump as Japan clears way to reactors restart

Uranium prices and producers’ shares soared after Japan cleared the way for restart of the first of the nuclear reactors shut after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Cameco Corp., Canada’s largest uranium producer, increased 11 percent, the biggest gain since August 2010. Denison ...