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NUCLEAR POWER

Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2014
Nuclear foes rally in U.S. cities on 3/11 anniversary
Roughly 50 protesters rallied Tuesday in front of the Consulate General of Japan in New York to oppose the government's embrace of nuclear power, as people around the world marked the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2014
Fukushima crisis led 16 countries to strengthen nuclear rules: U.S. report
In response to the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, 16 countries have taken steps to strengthen safety regulations pertaining to atomic power generation, according to a report released by the U.S. government Tuesday.
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2014
Tokyo radiation less than the level in Paris
Data from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health show atmospheric radiation levels in the capital are at the same level as before the Fukushima nuclear disaster and are below those in Paris and London.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2014
Survivors still overwhelmed by 3/11 losses
The staggering loss of life and property still overwhelms people who were caught up in the historic magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast coast three years ago, and for many of the survivors, rebuilding their lives has been a slow process.
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2014
Local Japanese green power advocates to forge national association
A group of 38 local green power advocacy groups plan to set up a national association by June in an effort to break away from nuclear power generation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 11, 2014
Reactors still feared despite new rules
The cost of restarting Japan's nuclear power plants: ¥1.3 trillion and counting.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2014
NRA adds 384 staff from defunct agency
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Monday held an initiation ceremony for 384 staff joining from the now-defunct Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization who will bring their technical expertise to the body.
JAPAN
Mar 2, 2014
Only 20% of municipalities will OK reactor restarts: poll
Only about a fifth of the 156 local governments situated within 30 km of a nuclear power plant would give the nod to reactor restarts if regulators declared them safe, a survey says.
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2014
Fukushima's Unit 4 pool cooling falters
The cooling system for the reactor 4 spent fuel pool at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant temporarily halted Tuesday morning after an alert over electrical equipment was issued, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
JAPAN
Feb 12, 2014
No reactor safety reviews to be completed by end of March: NRA chief
The head of the Nuclear Regulation Authority says regulators are unlikely to complete safety checks on any of Japan's reactors by the end of March, a key process toward reactivating the facilities.
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2014
Many foreigners in Fukushima fled after crisis, news reporting questioned
A nonprofit group says more than two-thirds of the foreign nationals who were living in Fukushima Prefecture when the nuclear crisis started in March 2011 left for their home countries or relocated elsewhere in Japan, at least temporarily.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Feb 10, 2014
Nuke foes' loss lets Abe push for restarts
The defeat of two anti-nuclear candidates in the Tokyo gubernatorial election gives the central government more confidence to pursue its pro-nuclear energy policy.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 10, 2014
Hosokawa, Koizumi to continue campaigning against nuclear energy
Morihiro Hosokawa and fellow former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi say they will keep pushing for the termination of nuclear power in Japan despite Sunday's setback.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Feb 10, 2014
Tokyo model community melds fashion and compassion
Male model Dean Newcombe runs what surely must be the most photogenic all-volunteer organization around. And although some of the volunteers are indeed fashion models, the 'model' in Intrepid Model Adventures refers to role models as well as the catwalk variety.
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2014
People living near nuclear plants voice hope, caution over Masuzoe
Residents of communities that host nuclear power plants were both hopeful and wary about former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe winning the Tokyo gubernatorial election Sunday.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 7, 2014
Lessons for fixing Fukushima
In March 2011 all of Japan was united by the terrible experience of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Three years later this unity is increasingly fracturing as a more uneven reality emerges.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Feb 5, 2014
Do you think the nuclear issue should be the focus of the Tokyo election?
Tokyoites go to the polls Sunday to elect a governor to replace Naoki Inose, who quit his post in December amid a political funding scandal. So who will — or would — they vote for?
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2014
'Nuclear power' cited the most in Tokyo governor election tweets
“Nuclear power” far eclipsed other phrases such as “the Olympics” and “welfare and aging issues” in Twitter messages about Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial poll, a research firm's data show.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2014
Fukushima village's young stay away
Two years have passed since Yuko Endo, mayor of the village of Kawauchi, made a widely publicized plea calling on residents to return home after being forced to evacuate because of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 3, 2014
National or not, nuclear issue ranks high with Tokyo voters
Nuclear power is one of the top three issues in the Tokyo gubernatorial election and experts say the winner will be able to indirectly influence national energy policy.

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