Tag - nuclear-plant

 
 

NUCLEAR PLANT

Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2014
Tepco to curb toxic water leaks with tanks
Tokyo Electric Power Co. starts pumping groundwater into tanks before it passes through the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and gets highly contaminated.
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2014
Hakodate assembly OKs lawsuit against nuclear plant
The municipal assembly of Hakodate, Hokkaido, approves a plan to sue the central government and an electric utility to stop construction of a nuclear plant in neighboring Aomori Prefecture.
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2014
142 workers' radiation exposure higher than reported by Tepco
The internal radiation exposure of 142 workers involved in emergency operations at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was higher than reported by Tokyo Electric Power Co.
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.
EDITORIALS
Mar 10, 2014
Rebuilding shattered lives
Three years on, life is still nowhere near back to normal for many of the people in the Tohoku coastal areas devastated by the massive earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear power plant disaster.
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2014
Chubu Electric applies to restart risk-laden Hamaoka nuclear plant
Chubu Electric Power Co. applies for a safety assessment for one of the three reactors at its Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka Prefecture despite the tsunami risk that forced its shutdown in 2011 at the request of Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 11, 2013
Nuclear disaster drill aims for more realism
The government on Friday kicked off a two-day nuclear evacuation drill — its first since the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 power plant disaster — with the aim of making the exercise more realistic than its usual scripted rehearsals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2013
Monju must remain idled, NRA to order
The Nuclear Regulation Authority will officially prohibit the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor from resuming operations, dashing the operator's hopes of restarting the facility by the end of next March.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2013
Terrorist drill held for Fukushima nuclear plant
Police and the Japan Coast Guard conducted a joint drill Saturday to prepare for a possible terrorist attack on the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2013
Oi reactors to get early NRA check to stay on
To keep the only nuclear plant now online from shutting down, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Tuesday it will inspect Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi atomic facility in Fukui Prefecture according to new safety standards prior to their official July debut.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2013
Chubu Electric simulates tsunami for drill at Shizuoka nuclear plant
About 700 employees of Chubu Electric Power Co. participated in a drill Friday simulating complete loss of electricity at its Hamaoka nuclear plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture.

Longform

The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan