Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

Mar 5, 2016

Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials ...

Feb 18, 2016

Japan's LNG imports fall on warm weather and atomic restarts

The world’s biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas said imports fell the most in more than six years as nuclear reactors restarted and warm weather cut demand. Shipments of the super-cooled fuel to Japan fell 14.1 percent in January, the biggest drop since May ...

Dec 24, 2015

Japan argued against declaring region nuke-free at 1975 U.N. forum

Japan argued against declaring Northeast Asia a nuclear-weapons-free zone at a United Nations conference in 1975 because such a restriction might interfere with the movements of American warships, according to diplomatic records declassified Thursday. The Japanese government documents portray the dilemma Tokyo faced then ...

Evacuation rules revised for nuclear vessel accidents

Nov 20, 2015

Evacuation rules revised for nuclear vessel accidents

The government on Friday lowered the threshold for evacuating residents during accidents on nuclear vessels, bringing it in line with accidents at atomic power plants. Under the new rules, residents will begin evacuating when radiation exceeds 5 microsieverts per hour in areas near nuclear-powered ...