Nov 15, 2016

A questionable nuclear deal

The Diet must scrutinize whether Abe's nuclear deal with India contradicts Japan's efforts to promote nonproliferation and the abolition of nuclear arms.

Could nuclear advocacy be Abe's undoing?

| Oct 29, 2016

Could nuclear advocacy be Abe's undoing?

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Voters have elected anti-nuclear governors in Kagoshima and Niigata prefectures in recent months. These elections can be considered referenda on nuclear power because that issue was the main focus of debate in both campaigns. The results have put Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — and ...

Evacuation drill for Genkai nuclear plant accident draws 2,500 locals

Oct 10, 2016

Evacuation drill for Genkai nuclear plant accident draws 2,500 locals

About 2,500 residents in Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures took part in a joint evacuation drill Monday, practicing for a serious accident at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Genkai nuclear plant. Some municipalities, including the plant’s host town of Genkai, Saga Prefecture, conducted exercises for ...