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NUCLEAR POWER

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 17, 2018
Japan and U.S. extend nuclear pact as Tokyo looks to reduce plutonium stockpile
Japan and the United States extended a bilateral nuclear agreement Tuesday that has served as the basis for Tokyo's push for policies emphasizing the recycling of nuclear fuel.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 16, 2018
Plotting Japan's energy future
Renewable energy sources have been designated as a 'main source of power generation' for the first time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 6, 2018
Trump plan to save coal-related jobs, power plants will up pollution death toll: study
The Trump administration's plan to keep money-losing power plants open would save coal mining jobs but at the same time unleash more pollution that would cost lives, according to a new analysis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2018
Japan plans shift toward renewable energy, planning for first time to cut plutonium stockpile
The increased focus on renewables under the 2015 Paris climate accord underscores the nation's daunting challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically in the years ahead.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 24, 2018
Rediscovering the promise of nuclear power
Fears about radiation are vastly exaggerated, and the potential of nuclear power is unmatched by other renewables.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 16, 2018
Reactor at trouble-hit Genkai nuclear facility in Saga Prefecture comes back online
Residents protest the reactivation of the No. 4 unit after the restart of the No. 3 reactor rekindled safety concerns earlier this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 10, 2018
Victory of LDP-backed candidate in Niigata gubernatorial race likely to give boost to Abe and key ally
A ruling-party supported candidate wins the Niigata gubernatorial election, providing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and one of his key Liberal Democratic Party allies with a big morale boost in the midst of ongoing Diet scandals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2018
Hong Kong mulls partial relaxation of post-Fukushima food import ban
The Hong Kong government has proposed a relaxation of its ban on food imports from four of the five Japanese prefectures on which it was imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to a legislative paper released Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 5, 2018
British government, Hitachi to begin full negotiations on nuclear plant in Wales
The British government and Hitachi Ltd. have agreed to begin full-scale negotiations on the Japanese firm potentially constructing a nuclear power plant in Wales.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 24, 2018
Nuclear policy in focus as campaign begins in Niigata governor race
The Niigata governor's race kicked off Thursday with the future of the prefecture's nuclear power plants taking center stage ahead of the June 10 election. The vote is also seen as a test for how voters view the various scandals surrounding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 23, 2018
Air duct corrosion and holes found at seven nuclear plants
Corrosion and holes have been found in ventilation ducts in 12 reactors across the country, raising concerns workers could be exposed to radiation in an accident.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 23, 2018
Ceremony held to mark start of construction of new station for Fukushima's J-Village soccer center
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new railway station that is to be constructed adjacent to the J-Village national soccer center in Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 21, 2018
Fukushima, seven years on
Great progress has been made in the prefecture's reconstruction, but challenges must still be overcome.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 17, 2018
U.K. offers Hitachi ¥2 trillion loan to prop up costly nuclear power project in Wales
The firm has signaled that it may withdraw from the project should talks over the government funding proposal prove difficult.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 25, 2018
Japan's Itochu withdraws from nuclear power plant project in Turkey
Major trading house Itochu Corp. is backing away from a nuclear power plant project in Turkey because of a surge in safety-related costs, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2018
Another reactor at Genkai plant in Saga heads for restart in late May
The operator of the Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture plans to restart another reactor at the complex in late May, according to a plan recently submitted to the government.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 22, 2018
As U.S. and North Korea plan to meet, Iran warns Trump against any changes to nuke deal
A U.S. push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a "very dangerous message" that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister warned as U.S. and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearization talks.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 19, 2018
Will resignation of key governor weaken Japan's anti-nuclear movement?
As an important figure in a position to influence the fate of reactors Yoneyama is likely to be missed, but his successor may continue the anti-restart policy in the prefecture.
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2018
Tepco apologizes to family of 102-year-old man who committed suicide amid Fukushima nuclear crisis
Officials of the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant apologized Thursday to the family of a 102-year-old man who killed himself in the face of an evacuation order amid the 2011 nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 2, 2018
Hole found in steam system vent pipe in reactivated Genkai No. 3 reactor
Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Sunday it found a 1-cm hole in a pipe believed to have caused a small steam leak at one of the reactors at the recently restarted Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture.

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