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NUCLEAR POWER

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 11, 2015
The U.S.-India nuclear breakthrough that wasn't
Nuclear power faces an uncertain future, with few new reactors under construction in the West. Yet India has continued to place the nuclear deal at the hub of its relationship with America.
WORLD
Jan 31, 2015
Global nuclear safety push to be softened by U.S. objections
The United States looks set to succeed in watering down a proposal for tougher legal standards aimed at boosting global nuclear safety, according to senior diplomats.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 25, 2015
Modi, Obama announce nuclear breakthrough after New Delhi talks
In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OUR PLANET EARTH
Jan 24, 2015
Words from the wise on our energy future
Another year has dawned, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been at the helm for more than two years and nearly four years have passed since the Fukushima disaster brought Japan to its knees. And still we wait for a realistic blueprint from the government for clean and safe energy independence, a plan offering...
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2015
Government mulls 15%-20% target for nuclear power output by 2030
Japan is mulling setting the proportion of electricity to be generated by nuclear power at around 15 to 20 percent in 2030, lower than the 28.6 percent in fiscal 2010 before the Fukushima nuclear disaster, government officials said Thursday.
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JAPAN
Jan 20, 2015
Japan brings life to nuclear accident fund
An international pact on nuclear disaster compensation will enter into force April 15 after Japan signed on to the treaty last week, and a fund will be created to help victims of accidents like the one at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant in 2011.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 16, 2015
Fukushima meltdowns pervade Korean debate on extending reactor life
South Korea's nuclear regulator may decide as soon as today whether to extend the operating license for the Wolsong No. 1 nuclear reactor, the first to come up for renewal since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in neighboring Japan.
JAPAN
Dec 25, 2014
METI may seek to replace aging reactors despite Abe pledge
As the Abe administration strives to revive the nuclear power sector, stalled since the March 2011 Fukushima crisis, an interim report by an industry ministry committee on energy policy has suggested that the construction of new reactors to replace units that are too old to be restarted should be considered...
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Dec 22, 2014
Real costs of nuclear power
Until now, Japan's power industry and the government have emphasized the lower energy costs from having nuclear plants generate the nation's electricity. And until now, consumers and business circles have bought into that myth.
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WORLD
Dec 22, 2014
India tables nuclear power insurance plan, hoping to attract U.S. firms
India is offering to set up an insurance pool to indemnify global nuclear suppliers against liability in the case of a nuclear accident, in a bid to unblock billions of dollars in trade held up by concerns over exposure to risk.
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JAPAN
Dec 20, 2014
All spent fuel removed from reactor 4 pool at Fukushima No. 1, Tepco says
The operator of the shattered Fukushima No. 1 plant finishes extracting fuel from the pool of reactor 4, in a rare piece of positive news from the decommissioning process.
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LIFE
Dec 20, 2014
Public protest in Japan: Power to the people?
"Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press and all other forms of expression are guaranteed." — Article 21, Constitution of Japan
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JAPAN
Dec 15, 2014
With election over, Abe ready to boost reactor restarts
With the Liberal Democratic Party's sweeping election victory Sunday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to increase his efforts to revive nuclear power despite persistent public opposition.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Dec 12, 2014
Japan's coal binge stirs international climate fears
Once at the forefront of the global warming battle, Japan is being pressured to set fresh emissions targets as it burns dirty coal energy to replace nuclear.
EDITORIALS
Dec 3, 2014
Debating nuclear energy
Lawmakers and parties need to lay out energy plans that include measures to reduce emissions that don't rely on nuclear power.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2014
Dec 3, 2014
Fukushima voters voice anxiety amid leaders' reconstruction pledges
The leaders of the country's major political parties have called for renewed efforts to speed up reconstruction in disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture, as election campaigning got underway in earnest.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Nov 25, 2014
A losing bet on green energy
A decision by power utilities to not buy electricity generated by renewable energy sources has caused huge problems for companies that invested heavily in the solar power business.
WORLD
Nov 21, 2014
Iran nuclear talks stuck, deadline may be extended: officials
A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be extended from Monday until March because of sharp disagreements between Tehran and world powers, officials close to the talks said on Thursday.
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2014
Fault beneath Tsuruga nuclear reactor is active, watchdog panel reaffirms
A reactor at the Tsuruga nuclear station is sitting right above an active fault, a panel of experts under Japan's nuclear regulator has reaffirmed — a move that could force the operator to shut the unit for good.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 17, 2014
Tokihiro Nakamura wins second term as Ehime governor
Tokihiro Nakamura was re-elected governor of Ehime Prefecture on Sunday, defeating a challenger backed by the Japanese Communist Party to secure a second four-year term.

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