Jun 30, 2016

Ikata looks to fire up MOX-fueled Ehime reactor around Aug. 25

Shikoku Electric Power Co. is considering launching commercial operations of its reactor 3 at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture around Aug. 25, later than mid-August as initially planned, sources told Jiji Press on Wednesday. The company reviewed the schedule to provide ...

Jun 29, 2016

JICA completes development plan for Philippines' Bangsamoro region

A development plan for the proposed Bangsamoro region in the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao has been completed despite a setback in the government’s peace process with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the Japan International Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. JICA’s Philippine office said ...

Jun 29, 2016

U.S., South Korea, Japan hold first anti-North Korea missile drill

Japan, South Korea and the United States held an unprecedented trilateral missile defense exercise Tuesday, aimed at countering the growing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea, which denounced it as a “military provocation.” The drill in waters off Hawaii came less than a week after ...

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Jun 29, 2016

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Two people are in comas following heavy rain in Kyushu on Tuesday and Wednesday, which triggered landslides in Kagoshima and Nagasaki prefectures. According to the Meteorological Agency, 61.5 mm of rain per hour was reported in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Wednesday morning, following 263 ...