Radioactive tunnel collapse renews safety worries

/ May 11, 2017

Radioactive tunnel collapse renews safety worries

The collapse of a tunnel containing radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear weapons complex in the state of Washington has underscored what critics have long been saying: that the toxic remnants of the Cold War are being stored in haphazard conditions, and time is ...

Government ordered not to open Isahaya dike gates

Apr 18, 2017

Government ordered not to open Isahaya dike gates

The Nagasaki District Court ordered the government on Monday to keep the gates of the Isahaya Bay dike in Nagasaki Prefecture closed — a judgment in direct contradiction with a 2010 high court ruling to open the gates for the sake of local fishermen.In ...

Japan to ask UNESCO to list remote islands, Christian sites

Jan 19, 2017

Japan to ask UNESCO to list remote islands, Christian sites

The government said Thursday it will submit a proposal to add a number of islands and several places linked to the history of Japan’s persecuted Christians to UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural World Heritage sites.The natural sites are Kagoshima Prefecture’s Amami-Oshima Island and ...

Japan's Prince Hisahito visits Nagasaki atomic bomb sites

Dec 6, 2016

Japan's Prince Hisahito visits Nagasaki atomic bomb sites

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko took their 10-year-old son Prince Hisahito, third in line to the Chrysanthemum throne, to see relics of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Tuesday.On his first visit to Nagasaki during a private trip, Prince Hisahito offered flowers ...