Tag - chugoku



The Shimane Nuclear Power Plant in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
May 1, 2024
Chugoku Electric delays restart of nuclear reactor at Shimane plant
The No. 2 unit will be the first boiling-water reactor to be restarted in Japan since the 2011 accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
A Chugoku Electric Power office in Kaminoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Apr 24, 2024
Drilling survey starts in Yamaguchi town for nuclear facility
The survey, to continue for six months, is scheduled to be conducted at a depth of 100-300 meters underground.
Koichi Kondo plays the harmonica. Playing harmonica was like life itself for members of the Bluebird Band, according to his words.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Mar 4, 2024
Harmonica melodies of Hansen's disease patients live on
A band featuring the instrument was founded in 1953, at a time when prejudice against the disease was still strong
Toyota dealer Hiroshima Toyopet has installed air conditioners at all 30 of its maintenance facilities in Hiroshima Prefecture to ensure mechanics can work comfortably during the summer.
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Dec 25, 2023
Hiroshima car dealers seek ways to attract mechanics
Since many people use their cars as a daily means of transportation, it is essential to secure a stable pool of mechanics.
Communicating over the phone, a necessity for businesspeople, is a headache for many young people.
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Nov 27, 2023
Many young people in Japan scared of telephone calls
For some, their heart skips a beat when they hear phones ringing and they hesitate to make calls, fearing they might be considered a nuisance.
The No. 2 reactor of Chugoku Electric Power's Shimane nuclear plant in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, in September 2021
Sep 11, 2023
Chugoku Electric plans to restart Shimane reactor next August
The move comes as Japan aims to reboot more reactors to help diversify its electricity mix.
Tesuo Nishi, mayor of Kaminoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is surrounded by people protesting against the construction of an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in the town in front of the town office on Friday.
Aug 18, 2023
Japan town OKs survey to build nuclear fuel storage facility
It will be the second such storage facility in Japan, following one already built in Aomori Prefecture.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2023
Four Japanese utilities and sales units slapped with business improvement orders
The industry ministry monitoring committee on gas and electricity businesses concluded that their actions hinder liberalization of the electricity market and the development of the sector.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Jun 26, 2023
Hiroshima parents attending matchmaking events on behalf of their children
Adult offspring are putting up little resistance to their parents efforts to see them paired off.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2023
Three Japan utilities face record-high antitrust fines over alleged cartel
The penalty — a total of ¥101 billion — is the highest ever imposed by the Fair Trade Commission for a violation of the anti-monopoly law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Jan 30, 2023
Metaverse increasingly being used for education in Hiroshima
To cope with the increase of students being absent from school, the board of education of Hiroshima Prefecture has introduced metaverse-related activities as a learning option.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2022
Japanese power utilities to face record antitrust fines
The figure dwarfs current record fine of u00a539.9 billion handed to eight major Japanese road-paving companies in 2019 for fixing asphalt mixture prices.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Nov 14, 2022
Newly found papers show lives of German prisoners of war in Hiroshima
Researchers say the records — rediscovered a century after the facility closed — are first-class materials that depict the character of the POWs and how they interacted with Japanese people.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Oct 3, 2022
Calls made for COVID victims' families to be allowed a final farewell
Families of those who died of COVID-19 are still banned from attending cremations in nine municipalities in Hiroshima, and many hospitals prevent relatives from seeing patients after death.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Aug 1, 2022
After 40 years, Kaminoseki nuclear power project faces bleak future
The residents of the host town have been divided over the nuclear power project, creating tensions among neighbors and families.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
May 9, 2022
Japan's unprofitable local rail lines face threat of cuts amid pandemic
Falling passenger numbers are imperiling the future of unprofitable lines, with some not being reopened after natural disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Apr 18, 2022
Businesses in Chugoku region making moves toward decarbonization
Despite its higher cost, some businesses are adopting LPG as fuel for their operations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Apr 4, 2022
As the pandemic drags on, more in Japan find solace in 'oshikatsu' devotion
Made more accessible through new technology, styles of fandom long monopolized by those obsessed with pop culture, anime and manga are, for many, becoming a vital part of lockdown life.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Mar 7, 2022
Municipal assemblies in Japan face shortage of candidates
Younger generations are seen to be shunning local assemblies because of members' precarity and low remuneration.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Dec 28, 2021
Hiroshima groups press for ordinance banning hate speech
Some experts are cautious about the legal restrictions because of potential conflict with the right to freedom of expression as stipulated in the Constitution.


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