Jan 30, 2016

Takahama plant's No. 3 reactor reaches criticality

The No. 3 reactor at the Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture reached criticality Saturday morning following its reactivation the previous afternoon, Kansai Electric Power Co. said. The self-sustained fission reaction started at 6 a.m., according to Kepco, which serves western Japan. The reboot ...

Fukui cafe targets air gun fans

Jan 18, 2016

Fukui cafe targets air gun fans

A cafe in Fukui Prefecture that allows customers to shoot airsoft guns is becoming increasingly popular with women. Out of 2,000 members at Shooting Cafe Rock On, roughly 30 percent are female, with many visitors apparently getting hooked on the toy guns and purchasing ...

Dec 26, 2015

NRA targeted in second lawsuit against Monju reactor experiment

Residents near the experimental Monju fast-breeder reactor in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, are suing the Nuclear Regulation Authority to have the installation permit canceled. On Friday, 106 people in 12 prefectures who live within 250 km of Monju filed suit at the Tokyo District Court, ...

Fukui governor OKs reactor restarts at Takahama plant

Dec 22, 2015

Fukui governor OKs reactor restarts at Takahama plant

Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa gave the go-ahead Tuesday for Kansai Electric Power Co. to restart the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at its Takahama plant on the Sea of Japan coast. The utility is looking to restart unit 3 in late January and ...