Tag - nuclear-power



Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Feb 1, 2014
Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'
The man in the black-and-white photograph wore a dark jacket with wide lapels. His hair was cut short and parted to one side. His eyes were directed toward the camera as if he were looking directly at me. I recognized him immediately: Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese vice-consul in Lithuania who helped...
Jan 30, 2014
Scholar quits NHK over nuclear power hush-up
A noted professor who regularly provides commentary on an NHK AM radio show resigns from the program to protest the broadcaster's demand that nuclear power not be discussed until after the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial poll.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2014
Governors address Tokyo nuke debate
As Tokyo prepares for its Feb. 9 gubernatorial election, governors of prefectures with nuclear power plants are split over whether they believe the nation's reliance on atomic energy should be a campaign issue.
Jan 27, 2014
Abe's dangerous path
Efforts must be made to stop Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to drag the nation down a dangerous path in the fields of foreign policy and energy policy.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 26, 2014
Over half oppose Japan engaging in collective self-defense: survey
More than half of the public opposes Japan exercising the right to collective self-defense, the latest survey says.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2014
'Abe-genda': nuclear export superpower
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now in New Delhi to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Indian Republic. His presence speaks volumes about closer diplomatic, security and economic ties and, at least from Tokyo's perspective, a common agenda on responding to the rise of China. India remains...
Jan 24, 2014
Energy plan revision eyed to avoid nuclear reliance 'misunderstandings'
The Abe administration will consider revising a draft energy policy so it doesn't stir "misunderstandings" that the nation will rely heavily on nuclear power in the medium to long term, industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Friday.
Jan 23, 2014
Can't bury the nuclear issue
The Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election will not only decide the leader of the nation's capital but also indicate whether Japan will rely on nuclear power.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2014
NRA to re-examine fault situation at Tsuruga plant
The Nuclear Regulation Authority team began a two-day re-examination Monday of Japan Atomic Power Co.'s Tsuruga plant in Fukui Prefecture to follow up on its discovery last May that reactor 2 is sitting on an active fault.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 18, 2014
Hosokawa eyes no nukes by 2020
Former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa will pledge in his campaign for the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election to set out a road map for Japan to break with nuclear power generation by 2020, according to a close aide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 17, 2014
Ditch reactors, don't focus on Olympics: Hosokawa quote
Japan should have declined the 2020 Olympics because the country has to focus on what to do about nuclear power, ex-Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa, who is set to run for Tokyo governor, says in a recently published book.
Jan 16, 2014
Election spotlight on nuclear power
Expect the question of whether Japan should rely on nuclear power generation in the future to be a main theme of the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election after former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa announced his candidacy.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2014
Tepco business plan, including July reactor restart, gets official OK
The government approved Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s revised 10-year business plan Wednesday that includes its hope to restart reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture this summer.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2014
Citizens seek nuclear-free Shimane
Shimane Prefecture citizens seeking to enact a local ordinance that would phase out nuclear power and develop renewable energy sources have collected more than 92,000 signatures of support from registered voters, well over the minimum needed to force the governor to introduce the ordinance to the prefectural...
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2014
Drawing out the demons and dreams of Fukushima
Artist Geoff Read is currently focused on helping Fukushima's children articulate their hopes and fears. As he explains, 'In my Strong Children Japan Project, the most important thing the pictures can do is to help these children have a safer childhood.'
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2013
Energy rivals to face eased demand
Even as new renewable energy projects come online and changes in the law designed to increase competition and use power generated from all sources more efficiently start to come into effect this year, predictions for the nation's energy landscape show total energy consumption slightly down.
Dec 31, 2013
Newsletter preserves bonds of Fukushima district's refugees
Noritada Nakazato has been publishing a newsletter to deepen bonds among former residents of a district in Fukushima Prefecture who had to evacuate their homes shortly after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered the nuclear disaster.
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2013
Top billings of 2013
Although all Japan's 50 reactors have been shut down since September, cleaning up in the wake of the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is making very slow progress and tens of thousands of people still live in temporary accommodation or are internally displaced. In addition,...
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2013
Radioactive waste: a now and forever threat?
In recent months, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has rekindled the public debate on atomic power, drawing attention to perhaps the most critical question about its future: Is there a safe place and way to dispose of high-level radioactive waste?
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Dec 14, 2013
State secrets bill shows Abe's tin ear for local politics
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, one of America's most influential politicians of the late 20th century, had some sage advice for those who thought about national or international politics. "All politics," O'Neill warned, "is local."


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