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NRA

The Shika nuclear plant in Ishikawa Prefecture on Jan. 4, three days after a major earthquake struck the area.
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2024
Nuclear emergency guidelines to be reviewed after Noto quake
Of the 11 national or prefectural roads in Ishikawa that would be used as evacuation routes in the area, seven suffered significant damage.
According to Hokuriku Electric Power, the quake measured an upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale at the basement of the No. 1 reactor building of its Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 11, 2024
Japan's NRA orders probe on quake damage at Shika nuclear power plant
Data from its operator, Hokuriku Electric Power, showed that ground movements at the reactors were stronger than expected for the facilities.
The No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture in April 2021
JAPAN / Society
Dec 27, 2023
NRA lifts ban on operations at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant
When the plant will be reactivated remains uncertain as Tepco, the operator, needs to gain consent from local governments as well.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2023
Fukushima water release nears after OK from nuclear watchdog
The Nuclear Regulation Authority gave its stamp of approval to safety processes at Tepco"s treated water release facilities, while Seoul also backed the safety of the water release.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2023
Tepco's treated water release operation plan formally approved
The plan includes standards for the levels of radioactive materials contained in the water when it is released.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2023
Regulator votes for longer operating life for nuclear reactors
The government aims to allow units to operate effectively beyond the 60-year limit, by excluding periods when they are suspended for safety inspections or some other reasons.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2023
Japan NRA delays decision on nuclear reactor operating life
Under the current nuclear regulation, the maximum operating period for nuclear reactors is set at 40 years in principle and 60 years if approved by the regulator.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2022
Watchdog OKs new rules to allow Japan's nuclear plants to operate beyond 60 years
The move comes as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pushes continued use of older nuclear plants in the years ahead to meet national carbon reduction goals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2022
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority marks 10 years since launch
The NRA has been criticized by those seeking to end the country's reliance on nuclear energy for power generation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 30, 2022
America may be broken beyond repair
It will be impossible to do anything about guns in the country as long as Democrats depend on the cooperation of a party that holds in reserve the possibility of insurrection.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 28, 2022
Protests at NRA convention in Texas, but speakers reject new U.S. gun laws
"The existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law abiding citizens," former U.S. President Donald Trump told the audience to cheers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2021
Three aging reactors in Fukui Prefecture given OK for restart
The prefecture's decision could set a precedent that leads to more aging reactors getting restarted instead of being scrapped.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Apr 15, 2021
Tepco lapse a wake-up call for Japan's nuclear security protocols, expert says
The incident in Niigata is u201cof particular concernu201d because the potential security breaches lasted for months, a top expert in the field said.
JAPAN
Nov 4, 2020
Japanese nuclear regulator's website hit by possible cyberattack
The incident comes a week after the regulatory body's intranet detected unauthorized access from outside.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 29, 2020
Japan's troubled Rokkasho nuclear fuel reprocessing plant clears safety screening
Many questions remain about the future of the plan, which has been plagued by problems for decades.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2020
NRA's probe into Fukushima meltdowns delayed but might resume in fall
If the nuclear watchdog's crews ended up infecting the 4,000 workers decommissioning the plant, the probe could have come to a halt.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2020
Troubled Rokkasho nuclear fuel processing plant approved by regulators
Passing safety checks brings the facility a step closer to beginning operations after more than two decades in limbo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2020
Japan Atomic accused of altering data about fault under Tsuruga reactor
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Friday accused Japan Atomic Power Co. of modifying the original geological data used to determine whether a fault under the Tsuruga power plant's controversial No. 2 reactor is active or not.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 18, 2020
Japan's nuclear regulator head calls on Tepco to beef up staff in wake of Fukushima decommissioning errors
The head of the nuclear regulator has called on the top executive of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings to beef up staff at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in the wake of a string of human errors in decommissioning work.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 15, 2019
The National Rifle Association versus America's youth
U.S. children and teenagers experience much higher rates of gun deaths and injuries than in any other industrialized country.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves