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JAPAN
Oct 3, 2021
Nuclear power nonprofit in Japan struggling to retain English newsletter
The Citizens' Nuclear Information Center based in Tokyo has published the free bimonthly Nuke Info Tokyo newsletter since 1987.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Sep 27, 2021
Fukushima towns see hope in resumption of suspended train services
The opening of the Tadami Line 50 years ago was crucial to improving the region's connectivity, and now residents hope resumed operations will help draw in tourists.
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BUSINESS
Sep 23, 2021
Taiwan cites 'risk' to its Trans-Pacific trade pact application if China joins first
The original 12-member agreement was seen as an important economic counterweight to China's growing influence.
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JAPAN
Aug 24, 2021
Tepco to build undersea tunnel to release Fukushima water offshore
The tunnel will stretch 1 km east from the plant out to sea, releasing the tainted water into an area of the ocean where no fishing rights are in place.
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JAPAN
Aug 24, 2021
Japan's government plans to buy seafood if Fukushima water release affects sales
Authorities are also working with Tepco, the plant's operator, to establish a framework for compensation in case fishermen suffer losses despite government measures.
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JAPAN / History / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Aug 16, 2021
Japanese soldier recalls lucky survival on Burma front in World War II
Shoichi Sato, 98, survived malaria, bombings and a siege, but many of his comrades weren't so fortunate.
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CULTURE / Art
Aug 12, 2021
Fukushima craftsman hopes Games can give daruma dolls a global boost
Fukushima's daruma dolls were selected as a traditional craftwork for the Games, but sales have been slow so far.
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JAPAN
Aug 3, 2021
Japan reassures South Korea over Fukushima food safety at Olympics
Tokyo had conveyed to Seoul its concerns over the establishment of South Korea's own food service to athletes, saying it causes further reputational damage to Fukushima products.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Aug 2, 2021
Learning from disaster: Across Tohoku, a race is on to preserve vital records
Volumes of archived materials outline the ordeal communities have been through over the past decade. Soon they could be lost.
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BUSINESS
Jul 30, 2021
BOJ against 'unstoppable' direct finance after 2011 quake, minutes show
Masaaki Shirakawa, then-BOJ governor, warned that the central bank directly financing government spending would risk a sharp rise in inflation and undermine fiscal discipline.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jul 26, 2021
Fukushima's chance to reap the benefits of the Olympics look bleak
While food from the prefecture is being served in the athletes village, the opportunity to welcome tourists and spectators has disappeared.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 22, 2021
Elegy for a heartbroken Japanese Olympic medalist
Despite earning a bronze in the marathon at the Tokyo Games in 1964, Kokichi Tsuburaya was plunged into a downward spiral until his tragic end.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2021
Home win in first event may console those promised 'Recovery Olympics'
The underlying theme of the Games — to showcase the Tohoku region's recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake — has been largely overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2021
The 'Recovery Olympics' take a back seat amid COVID-19 concerns
The Games were supposed to showcase Japan's recovery efforts following the devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Such efforts have been thwarted by the pandemic.
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JAPAN
Jul 14, 2021
IOC's Bach says Tokyo Olympic cancellation not option despite COVID-19
The head of the International Olympic Committee said going ahead with the games this summer was decided in the interest of athletes preparing for the games for many years.
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JAPAN
Jul 10, 2021
Fukushima, in reversal, bars spectators from Olympic events
The governor announced the decision Saturday, reversing a position announced two days earlier by organizers.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 23, 2021
As Japan reboots 44-year-old nuclear reactor, experts sound alarm
Kansai Electric Power Co. restarted the No. 3 reactor at its Mihama station in Fukui Prefecture on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2021
Fukui nuclear unit becomes Japan's first to operate beyond 40-year limit
The reactor had stopped operations after the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Jun 21, 2021
The truth is out there: UFO research site set to open in Fukushima
The research facility will analyze witness reports, plan events to lure UFOs to Fukushima Prefecture and create a network of researchers at home and abroad.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 19, 2021
Fukushima farmers bet on French chefs' prestige
A recent tour of Fukushima Prefecture farms by two top Japan-based French chefs has raised hopes that they will help the prefecture find new markets for its agricultural produce.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on