Tag - nuclear-power-plants



Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 3, 2019
Pro-nuclear incumbent Shingo Mimura wins fifth term in Aomori gubernatorial election
Shingo Mimura, a pro-nuclear incumbent, won his fifth term in the Aomori gubernatorial election on Sunday, stressing his past achievements and focusing away from the area's involvement in the country's nuclear fuel recycling policy during campaigning.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 16, 2018
Hitachi may freeze British nuclear project due to swelling costs
Hitachi Ltd. is considering freezing its plan to build nuclear reactors in Wales after facing difficulties in finding investors to finance the project's ballooning costs, sources close to the matter said Sunday.
Mar 18, 2018
Time to rethink the nation's post-3/11 energy policy
even years on, the government should revisit the lessons of the Tepco plant accident and reconsider whether it should continue to promote nuclear power despite the increased social and economic costs,
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2018
Shimane Prefecture group delivers petition to Gov. Zenbei Mizoguchi opposing restart of Matsue reactor
A Shimane Prefecture-based citizens group delivered a petition signed by nearly 48,000 people opposed to the restart of a local nuclear reactor to Gov. Zenbei Mizoguchi on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2017
Nine reactors in Japan use products manufactured by steel maker that admitted faking quality data
Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan, including some currently in operation, have used products manufactured by the Kobe Steel Ltd. group which has admitted fabricating product quality data, it has been learned.
Japan Times
Oct 13, 2017
Japan's quiet payouts to cities near nuclear plants fuels speculation of political ploy
In an apparent bid to win support for the restart of nuclear power plants, the state has quietly expanded the scope of subsidies for host cities to include local governments within 30 kilometers of the facilities, a charge the government denied Friday.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2017
Two-day nuclear disaster drill kicks off at Genkai plant in Saga
The government begins a two-day disaster drill based on a hypothetical nuclear accident at Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Genkai power station in Saga Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Jun 17, 2017
Kansai takes measured view on missile drills
Over the past two months, hardly a week has passed without news of another North Korean missile launch. It's become routine: An early morning South Korean media report, based on government sources, says that "an object has been launched," forcing politicians, bureaucrats, and journalists in Tokyo out...
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2017
Toshiba unveils submersible video robot to probe reactor 3 at Fukushima No. 1 plant
Toshiba Corp. unveiled on Thursday a submersible robot to take live video of reactor 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant to confirm whether fuel debris is sitting at the bottom of a pool of radioactive water inside.
Japan Times
Apr 13, 2017
Aspiring Tsuruga's tourism drive hindered by nuclear image
Officials in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, attempting to promote their city as a tourist destination, received a rude shock recently when a survey showed its image was less one of natural beauty and fresh seafood and more one of being a center for nuclear power.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 13, 2017
Toshiba's nuclear reactor mess winds back to a Louisiana swamp
If you want to understand why Toshiba is about to report a multi-billion dollar writedown on its nuclear reactor business, the story begins and ends with a onetime pipe manufacturer with roots in the swamp country of Louisiana.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2017
Crane falls on building with spent nuclear fuel at Takahama plant
A crane collapsed Friday at the Takahama nuclear power station in Fukui Prefecture, damaging a building housing spent fuel.
Nov 7, 2016
Vietnam looks to delay Japan-, Russia-backed nuclear plants amid funds crunch
Vietnam's ruling Communist Party in October instructed government authorities to revise plans to build nuclear power plants with Russian and Japanese assistance with a view to delaying them due to the government's tight finances, it was learned Sunday from party and government sources.
Oct 19, 2016
Niigata gubernatorial election
Niigata's gubernatorial election result on Sunday shows the public is still wary of restarting idled nuclear power plants.
Sep 7, 2016
Japan to start background checks of nuclear workers in anti-terrorism effort
The nation's nuclear watchdog decides to require background checks for workers at nuclear power plants and other facilities.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2016
Kyushu quakes kick off fault-finding search in western Japan
The recent, and continuing, earthquakes in Kyushu once again have many people consulting maps to determine just where Japan's fault lines are situated, and whether where they live is more, or less, likely to see a large temblor anytime soon.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 22, 2016
Toshiba faces ¥300 billion loss over Westinghouse
Toshiba Corp. plans to book an impairment loss of around ¥300 billion for fiscal 2015 linked to its U.S. nuclear power subsidiary Westinghouse Electric Co., sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The loss would be larger than anticipated.
Apr 19, 2016
NRA to issue nuclear plant info every day amid quake concerns
The Nuclear Regulation Authority will begin providing information every day on the safety of four nuclear plants located around the region recently rocked by earthquakes.
Feb 23, 2016
Reactor coolant leak caused by weak bolt tension, Kansai Electric says
A radioactive coolant water leak at one of the idled reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture was caused by insufficient tension of a bolt in a valve installed in a pipe, according to Kansai Electric Power Co.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2015
Nuclear power plants feared vulnerable to terrorist groups
Security at France's 58 nuclear power plants was purportedly raised to its highest level last month as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris, stoking concern over the safety of Japan's nuclear facilities.


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