Tag - nuclear-power



Dec 13, 2013
Energy plan revised for nuclear emphasis
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has redrafted the nation's national long-term energy plan by adding words that place more emphasis on nuclear power, it was learned Friday.
Dec 6, 2013
Japan to say nuclear power is 'important' in draft energy plan
The Abe administration plans to say in a draft of the national medium-term energy plan that nuclear power should continue to be "important" in supplying electricity despite the Fukushima nuclear crisis, sources said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2013
Hitachi gets green for U.K. reactors
Hitachi Ltd. has gained access to a U.K. loan guarantee to build two nuclear reactors in Wales as the British government promotes a new generation of atomic power projects.
Nov 30, 2013
Imagining post-nuclear Japan
Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has sent shock waves through the political establishment by calling for the end of nuclear power generation in Japan. "There is nothing more costly than nuclear power," Koizumi was quoted as saying during an interview with Tokyo Shimbun — something Japanese...
Japan Times
Nov 25, 2013
Israel, Gulf states and many U.S. lawmakers share deep unease about Iran nuclear deal
The signing of a short-term nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers Sunday left ardent critics of the Islamic republic — most vocally the Israeli government and many U.S. lawmakers — deeply worried that the Obama administration and its partners were making a historic mistake.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2013
Secrets bill raises fears among nuclear foes
In late 2005, U.S. government officials, invited by Japan, observed a counterterrorism drill at the Mihama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture and came away worried about the security situation at the complex.
Nov 21, 2013
NRA weighs safety of idled Niigata reactors
Nuclear regulators begin assessing the safety of two reactors at Tepco's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, nearly two months after the utility filed an application to restart them.
Nov 19, 2013
Cut emissions without nuclear power
Japan must develop ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions without depending on nuclear power.
Nov 8, 2013
Nuclear power: India shouldn't buy what Japan is trying to sell
Despite the Fukushima disaster, Japan remains at the center of the global nuclear-industrial complex, ready to sell demonstrably dangerous technology to wannabe nuclear powers.
Nov 1, 2013
A lesson in energy diversification
Nearly three years after the Fukushima meltdowns shattered four decades of increasing reliance on nuclear power, Japan has yet to set a course to determine what energy sources it will tap.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 28, 2013
Abe heads for Turkey to sell nuke technology
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Monday for a three-day trip to Turkey, where he is expected to affirm closer bilateral economic cooperation, including on exports of Japanese nuclear reactors, with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Oct 28, 2013
Two tasks for the opposition
The Diet must thoroughly scrutinize the Abe administration's rationale for pushing to restart some of Japan's 50 nuclear reactors that have been offline for more than two years.
Japan Times
Oct 22, 2013
Ehime holds evacuation drill based on Ikata plant fallout
Preparing for the worst-case scenario of a meltdown at the Ikau00adta nuclear plant, Ehime Prefecture holds its first emergency drill for a massive leak of radioactive materials.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2013
Norma Field, champion of Japan's leftist literature, retires — but not from anti-nuclear activism
A colleague once told me he didn't want to be attached to lost causes,' says academic Norma Field. 'I've never understood thinking like that. The bright spots in human history are so few. We should embrace and magnify them.
Oct 17, 2013
Abe may visit India in January to meet Singh
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting India early next year, possibly on Jan. 25 and 26, for talks with Indian leader Manmohan Singh on boosting bilateral economic and security ties, a government source said Thursday.
Oct 1, 2013
Motegi: Scrap Fukushima No. 2 plant
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi has suggested he supports local calls to scrap the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, located near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 complex.
Sep 26, 2013
Chubu Electric to seek safety check for Hamaoka reactor
Chubu Electric Power Co. plans to request a safety inspection of the No. 4 reactor at the Hamaoka power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture as soon as possible so it can restart the idled unit.
Japan Times
Sep 25, 2013
Niigata puts Tepco's reactor inspection request on hold
Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said Wednesday that his decision on whether to let Tokyo Electric Power Co. request safety tests for two idled reactors in Niigata Prefecture won't be made for some time.
Sep 21, 2013
Murakami, Tokai crisis mayor, officially retires
Tokai Mayor Tatsuya Murakami, known for his strident opposition to nuclear power, has retired after 16 years leading the Ibaraki Prefecture village, which hosts multiple atomic energy facilities and the uranium plant where a deadly criticality accident occurred in 1999.
Sep 17, 2013
Change Japan's energy policy
The Abe administration should heed public opinion and set a clear timeline for ending Japan's reliance on nuclear power.


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