Tag - nuclear-power



Japan Times
Sep 15, 2013
Renewable energy push blunted as ad-hoc rules stymie private upstarts
An oversight in the 'feed-in tariff system' for promoting renewable energy is allowing major power companies to shut out independent upstarts eager to sell electricity.
Aug 31, 2013
Japan's nuclear comedy just goes on and on
What has been will be again,
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 30, 2013
Japan, Brazil eye meeting of leaders at G-20 summit in Russia
Japan and Brazil are working to arrange a meeting between their leaders on the fringes of the summit of the Group of 20 major economies in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sept. 5, a Japanese government source said Friday.
Aug 29, 2013
Government must take over Fukushima nuclear cleanup
It is literally a matter of national security that the decommissiong of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant be taken over by the government with the assistance of an international task force of experts.
Japan Times
Aug 25, 2013
Kishida visits Chernobyl for insights into bungled Fukushima cleanup
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday paid a visit to Chernobyl, site of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine, to tour the wrecked nuclear power plant and areas around it.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 23, 2013
No. 1 plant leak clouds Abe nuke spiel
Radiation spreading from the Fukushima No. 1 plant threatens to derail Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to revive nuclear power and deliver the lower energy prices needed to power his economic reforms.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2013
NRA looks to raise leak severity level
The Nuclear Regulation Authority proposes raising the severity status of the recent radioactive water leak from a tank at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to level 3 from 1 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES).
Aug 21, 2013
Renewables energy capacity surges
Renewable energy facilities that newly started operating in fiscal 2012 totaled 2.08 million kw in capacity, equivalent to two nuclear reactors, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday.
Aug 13, 2013
Oi reactor halt Sept. 15 to see all plants idled
The only two reactors currently operating in Japan will be taken offline for routine checks Sept. 15, the first time the nation will be without electricity generated by nuclear power in more than a year.
Aug 7, 2013
'No more hibakusha' takes on new meaning after 3/11
A Japanese scholar writes of his outrage in 2011 over the realization that the Fukushima nuclear plant accidents would produce a new generation of hibakusha.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2013
Beware your heroes and heed the lesson of stargazer Galileo Galilei
A scene from "The Life of Galilei" seems to encapsulate the dilemma Japan faces as it gropes for new leadership.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2013
Pro-nuke LDP's candidate quiet on Ehime reactor restart bid
On the far western edge of Shikoku, Ehime's Sada Misaki Peninsula juts out into the Seto Inland Sea. It's a long sliver of land home to several species of hawk and several varieties of the prefecture's famous "mikan" oranges.
Jul 6, 2013
Japan, Uzbekistan to conduct joint uranium exploration
Japan and Uzbekistan will conduct joint exploration for uranium in the Central Asian country in the hope of securing stable supplies with an eye to restarting Japan's nuclear power plants, industry ministry officials announced.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2013
Nuclear safety rules put onus on utilities
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on July 8 will begin enforcing new safety standards at atomic power stations, more than two years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 plant experienced three reactor core meltdowns.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2013
NRA makes new reactor safety regimen official
The Nuclear Regulation Authority officially approves new safety requirements for reactors aimed at preventing disasters like the catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2013
Kepco's MOX load to arrive June 27
The first batch of controversial MOX fuel to be sent to Japan since the Fukushima disaster is set to arrive in Fukui Prefecture on June 27.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 18, 2013
Kan hits Abe's nuclear salesmanship
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan calls Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 'inhumane' and an aggressive 'salesman for Japan's nuclear village' for peddling Japan's nuclear technology overseas.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2013
Nuclear advocacy lands Abe in hot water with wife
Prime Minister Abe may be pushing to sell Japan's atomic plants abroad, but his wife, Akie, says her 'heart aches' to see him being pronuclear.
Jun 11, 2013
Cease promoting nuclear power
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to move forward with the development of nuclear power technology represents his cynical disregard for the victims of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Jun 1, 2013
Problematic pact with India
A pact allowing Japanese firms to export nuclear power generation equipment to India would be problematic since India has not joined the nonproliferation treaty.


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