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Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

| Aug 31, 2016

Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

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Political moves by the governors of Kagoshima and Niigata over the last week, one sudden and one that was mostly expected, are likely to affect plans in both prefectures to restart or continue running nuclear reactors. On Wednesday, Kyodo News reported that Kagoshima Gov. ...

Aug 31, 2016

Foreign Ministry wants to chip in for aid workers' security costs

The government should contribute to the cost of protecting aid workers involved in Tokyo-backed development projects in light of the deadly terrorist attack in Bangladesh last month that left seven Japanese dead, the Foreign Ministry says. The measure, presented Tuesday, was among proposals included ...

Japan high school teachers walk fine line in teaching politics

Aug 31, 2016

Japan high school teachers walk fine line in teaching politics

Japanese high school teachers are stumbling to find ways to teach popular sovereignty following a legal revision that lowered the voting age to 18. In a notice issued to local boards of education and other concerns last October, the education ministry said schools, while ...