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Japan Times
May 21, 2013
Fukushima No. 1 can't keep its head above tainted water
More than two years into the triple-meltdown crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, workers continue to wage a desperate battle to keep the stricken reactors cool while trying to contain the 400 tons of radioactive water produced by the process each day.
May 14, 2013
Abe eyes nuclear push in Europe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit Poland in June to promote Japan's nuclear power technology in Eastern Europe, a government source said Monday.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2013
Kepco mulls Takahama plant restart
Kansai Electric hopes to apply for government permission in July to restart reactors 3 and 4 at its Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.
Apr 10, 2013
New NRA safety standards may impact reactor restarts
The nuclear watchdog's planned new safety standards to deal with serious atomic crises in the event of natural disasters may affect the restart of idled reactors.
Mar 28, 2013
Tohoku Electric axes planned Fukushima nuclear plant
Tohoku Electric Power drops its plan to build a new nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture.
Mar 26, 2013
Abe ties nuke plant restarts to rebuilding
Stressing the difficulty of rebuilding the nation without nuclear power, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during a visit to Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Sunday that he will decide whether to restart reactors after assessing their safety.
Mar 24, 2013
Accident highlights nuclear peril
The daylong power outage last week at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant suggests that Tokyo Electric Power Co. is still skewing its priorities.
Mar 19, 2013
No. 1 plant outage fuels worries in Fukushima
Fukushima Prefecture residents expressed anxiety Monday after a power outage left three fuel storage pools without fresh cooling water for hours at the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 16, 2013
Abe purges energy board of antinuclear experts
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe removes most antinuclear researchers from a revamped post-Fukushima energy policy board that advises his government.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2013
Japan urged to send out global SOS over No. 1 plant
Two years after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, the herculean task of decommissioning the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is the subject of growing international involvement.
Mar 13, 2013
Kowtowing to the power companies
The Abe administration's apparent refusal to heed the lessons of the Fukushima nuclear disaster suggests it is just kowtowing to the power industry.
Japan Times
Mar 12, 2013
Kan cites 'God's help' in containing nuclear crisis
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said in a videotaped message shown Monday at a symposium in New York that the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was "one step away from the worst situation" and that catastrophe was avoided with "God's help."
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2013
Providing lessons on nuclear policy
FALLOUT FROM FUKUSHIMA, by Richard Broinowski. Scribe Publications, 2012, 273 pp., A$27.95 (paperback)
Mar 4, 2013
Japan's nuclear plants unlikely to restart operations this year: survey
Japan's atomic power plants are unlikely to be restarted by the end of the year because of the time it will take to complete safety checks under new the regulatory framework, a survey shows.
Feb 19, 2013
Faults may be active under Aomori plant
Significant portions of major geological faults running under Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Higashidori nuclear plant in Aomori Prefecture are probably active, a Nuclear Regulation Authority panel says.
Feb 19, 2013
Living with a nuclear N. Korea
Just as it is unwise to corner a dangerous animal, it is unwise to alienate a burgeoning nuclear power. We need to try a different approach with North Korea — one that recognizes reality, however unpleasant that reality might be.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2013
Nuclear dispute shapes fight over future of fading town
This superbly told tale about the waxing and waning fortunes of Kaminoseki town over the past four centuries presents some interesting local counterpoints to the more familiar national narrative.
Feb 5, 2013
Don't gut nuclear safety standards
New emergency safety standards planned for nuclear power plants from July are meeting resistance from a power industry worried about the costs.
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2013
Active fault to scuttle Tsuruga plant
The NRA's draft report on the Tsuruga atomic power plant states that the fault under reactor 2 is probably active, effectively condemning the complex to the scrap heap.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2013
Robot facility aims to aid nation in nuclear crisis
Japan Atomic Power Co. on Wednesday opened a facility in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, that will station remote-controlled robots and dispatch them in the event of a crisis at the nation's nuclear power plants.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores