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National Sep 30, 2014

Volcanoes may be next obstacle for Japan's atomic power industry

The deadly volcanic eruption of Mount Ontake over the weekend may strengthen the argument of activists campaigning to keep the country's 48 reactors shut. Japan's atomic plants are offline for safety checks as a result of the earthquake and tsunami that caused the meltdown of ...

Tokyo combats flood threats with second mammoth reservoir

Environment Aug 17, 2014

Tokyo combats flood threats with second mammoth reservoir

Below the condos and boutiques of Tokyo's upscale Minato Ward — which includes Roppongi Hills, home to Goldman Sachs Group's Japan headquarters — a boring machine has carved out the city's newest defense against floods. "There are many buildings, there's a freeway," said Satoshi Yamamoto, ...

Industrial heartland faces possible energy crunch

Business May 30, 2014

Industrial heartland faces possible energy crunch

The industrial heartland in western Japan is facing the prospect of electricity shortages over the summer in the absence of nuclear power. Electric Power Development Co., better known as J-Power, said Thursday it won't be able to fully restore a 1,000-megawatt coal-burning generator in Nagasaki ...

National Mar 11, 2014

Tokyo radiation less than the level in Paris

Data from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health show atmospheric radiation levels in the capital are at the same level as before the Fukushima nuclear disaster and are below those in Paris and London.

Business / Economy Sep 17, 2013

Japan warned U.S. of blackout risk

The U.S. Department of Energy was informed by Japanese officials that the world's third-largest economy risked a catastrophic power failure as it prepared to close its last operating nuclear reactor last year. Those warnings, detailed in redacted documents released to Bloomberg by the U.S. Energy ...