Apr 10, 2018

South Korea appeals WTO ruling against import ban on Japanese seafood

South Korea has appealed a World Trade Organization ruling against its restrictions on the import of seafood from eight Japanese prefectures following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The government had earlier vowed to fight the ruling to safeguard public health and safety while keeping the ...

Apr 10, 2018

Japan pushes renewables, keeps nuclear in energy plan through 2050

Renewable energy development will accelerate and Japan will keep its current policy of lowering its dependence on nuclear power as it aims for a low-carbon society, a government panel report on the energy plan through 2050 showed Tuesday. The long-term policy comes as Japan lags ...

Loading of fuel assemblies begins at Oi plant's No. 4 reactor

Apr 8, 2018

Loading of fuel assemblies begins at Oi plant's No. 4 reactor

Kansai Electric Power Co. has started work to load nuclear fuel into reactor 4 at its Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture. The operation, which started Sunday, to place 193 uranium fuel assemblies in the reactor is to be completed by Wednesday. Kansai Electric aims ...

Apr 5, 2018

Japan looks to use drones for disaster mitigation

Municipalities and private firms are hoping robots and drones will be able to help with future disaster recovery efforts — an initiative that incorporates lessons learned from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake — by sending out warnings, gauging damage and accessing places were ...

Mar 27, 2018

Russia lifts ban on Japan seafood adopted after Fukushima crisis

Russia has lifted its ban on Japanese seafood imports adopted in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Moscow's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance on Friday approved seafood imports from six prefectures in northeastern and eastern Japan — Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Ibaraki, Chiba ...