Apr 16, 2015

Address nuclear safety concerns

By repeating their faith in the NRA's nuclear safety standard and dismissing any challenge to its validity, the government and power companies appear to be once more embracing the safety myth of nuclear power.

Feb 27, 2015

Takahama assembly to vote on restarting nuclear reactors


The town assembly of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, which hosts Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama nuclear power plant, will decide by March 20 whether to approve the restart of the plant’s No. 3 and 4 reactors, which recently cleared central government inspections. The decision by ...

Jan 7, 2015

Kepco faces decision on aging Fukui reactors


Kansai Electric Power Co. says it will soon decide the fate of 11 aging reactors, while Japan Atomic Power Co. maintains that the nation’s oldest reactor will not operate beyond 2016 and is likely to be decommissioned. The two utilities conveyed the messages to ...

Dec 3, 2014

Fukui man admits burying his mother, sister in his yard

Police on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old man from Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, who is initially suspected of burying the bodies of his mother and sister in the yard of his home. Teruhiko Ikemi, a guitar craftsman, has owned up to the allegations, the police said. ...