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KAGOSHIMA

JAPAN
Jul 15, 2014
Sendai nuclear plant to clear safety hurdle
The Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture is to clear an initial safety hurdle Wednesday, a key step in what is likely to be the gradual restart of an industry idled by the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2014
Japanese nuclear regulators to delay interim report on restart of Kyushu plant
The Nuclear Regulation Authority will delay unveiling an interim report on restarting two reactors at a plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, sources say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2014
Evacuation plans stir fresh doubts over Japan nuclear restarts
Keen to restart nuclear power plants three years after the Fukushima disaster, authorities may face an additional hurdle in securing approval — coming up with a cogent evacuation plan in the event of new accidents.
JAPAN
Jun 24, 2014
Kyushu Electric submits reactor safety papers
Kyushu Electric Power Co. submitted on Tuesday additional documents required for safety reviews of two reactors that are considered the closest to being allowed to restart among the country's 48 offline commercial reactors, a nuclear regulatory official said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jun 4, 2014
Atop Pacific 'Ring of Fire,' debate flares over volcanic risk to Japan's nuclear plants
In the three years since the Fukushima disaster, Japan's utilities have pledged $15 billion to harden their nuclear plants against earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and terrorist attacks.
JAPAN
May 30, 2014
Sendai nuclear plant evacuation plan may take 29 hours, Kagoshima says
The Kagoshima Prefectural Government estimates it will take about 29 hours for most people living within 30 km of the Sendai nuclear power plant to flee by vehicle in case of a serious nuclear accident.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 2, 2014
NRA raps Sendai plant for lack of safety info
Nuclear regulators said Friday that Kyushu Electric Power Co. has not provided enough information in a document outlining safety measures for two reactors the utility wants to restart.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 28, 2014
LDP candidate secures Tokuda's seat in Kagoshima
Former Kagoshima Prefectural Assembly chief Masuo Kaneko won a seat in the House of Representatives in Sunday’s by-election, defeating independent Akashi Uchikoshi, who was backed by the Democratic Party of Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2014
LDP's Kaneko heads for victory in Kagoshima by-election
Projections show former assembly chief Masuo Kaneko of the Liberal Democratic Party is assured of winning the Lower House by-election in Kagoshima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 25, 2014
Economy, campaign scandal focus of by-election in Kagoshima
A House of Representatives by-election, the first national-level contest since the April 1 tax hike, will be held in Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday to fill a seat formerly held by a ruling party lawmaker who resigned in February over illegal election campaigning.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2014
Kyushu farmers on alert after bird flu resurfaces
Poultry farmers in Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures are on high alert following an outbreak of avian flu at two farms in the neighboring town of Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, over the weekend that forced the prefecture to cull 112,000 birds.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 14, 2014
In test of post-Fukushima policy, town rallies for restart of reactors
For residents of Satsumasendai, their old nuclear plant jobs take priority over a quake they never felt and an atomic disaster they never had to deal with.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2014
Sendai reactors at front of safety review line
Nuclear regulators decided Thursday to prioritize safety reviews for two reactors at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, which could mean they are the closest in the nation to restarting.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2014
M6.6 quake hits southwestern Japan
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 jolted southwestern parts of Japan early Monday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2014
Kagoshima and Hokkaido cities marry their foods
No shotgun necessary. In a friendly "arranged marriage," two cities — Makurazaki in Kagoshima Prefecture and Wakkanai in Hokkaido — united their local delicacies in a Shinto-style wedding ceremony at Izumo Shrine in Shimane Prefecture Wednesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Feb 8, 2014
Kamikazes live on at their Chiran base
As a child growing up in California in the 1980s, I learned my share of Japanese words. Sushi, which my family would get for a treat on birthdays. Mochi (chewy rice cake), ramen and karaoke — all encountered at the Japanese shopping arcade downtown.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2014
JAXA-NASA observatory to improve ability to analyze global precipitation
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Friday revealed the details of a global precipitation observatory that will be put into orbit next month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Jan 4, 2014
Kagoshima volcano erupts, warplanes fly over Tokyo, exhibit shows Okamoto's bold side, Emperor dies
A terrible eruption on Sakurajima, an island in Kagoshima Bay having an active volcano, occurred yesterday at 10 a.m. Up to that time, since the night of the 10th, more than 70 earthquakes had been experienced in Kagoshima. With thundering sounds, the eruption was visible from all sides of Kagoshima.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2013
Panasonic to sell three chip plants to Israel's TowerJazz in revamp
Panasonic Corp. said Friday it will effectively sell off three domestic semiconductor plants to Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz Semiconductor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2013
Kagoshima 'shochu' makers seek growth via H.K. fair
Nine makers of "shochu" distilled liquor in Kagoshima Prefecture are pitching their products to a wider range of consumers in Asia, with their focus on the international liquor fair now under way in Hong Kong.

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