Tag - nuclear-power



Japan Times
Mar 26, 2018
Nuclear power plant construction in Britain: A bottomless swamp
Hitachi Ltd. and other Japanese firms are making risky bets on nuclear power plant construction in Britain.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2018
Reactor at Saga's Genkai nuclear plant back online after seven-year hiatus
A nuclear reactor at the Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture resumed operation Friday for the first time in over seven years, despite lingering concerns from residents about evacuation plans from nearby islets in the event of a serious accident.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2018
Japan's nuclear regulator to hire more legal staff to respond to Fukushima-related lawsuits
Japan's nuclear regulator will increase its number of legal staff from this spring to deal with lawsuits related to the Fukushima crisis, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2018
Saga District Court rejects bid to suspend restart of nuclear reactors at Genkai plant
The plaintiffs had questioned the plant's safety standards and cited the risk of a volcanic eruption in the region.
Mar 18, 2018
Time to rethink the nation's post-3/11 energy policy
even years on, the government should revisit the lessons of the Tepco plant accident and reconsider whether it should continue to promote nuclear power despite the increased social and economic costs,
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 17, 2018
Europeans propose new Iran sanctions to save nuclear accord in face of U.S. ultimatum
Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, which was signed by world powers and curbs Tehran's ability to develop...
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 16, 2018
Tepco and other utilities eye joint nuclear plant project in Aomori Prefecture
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and other major utilities will start talks this spring on jointly building and operating a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, sources close to the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2018
New top U.S. diplomat's hawkish views on Iran put North Korea detente in question
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2018
Fukushima looks to ease blanket radiation checks on rice starting in 2020
The lack of tainted rice in recent years is raising hopes the labor-intensive procedure can be reduced to random inspections, at least outside the 12 hot zones.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 19, 2018
For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal
The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return for President Donald Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing U.S. sanctions relief in May.
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2018
Shimane Prefecture group delivers petition to Gov. Zenbei Mizoguchi opposing restart of Matsue reactor
A Shimane Prefecture-based citizens group delivered a petition signed by nearly 48,000 people opposed to the restart of a local nuclear reactor to Gov. Zenbei Mizoguchi on Tuesday.
Jan 27, 2018
JAEA to begin defueling troubled Monju reactor in July
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency says it will start removing nuclear fuel from the troubled experimental reactor as the first phase in its decades-long decommissioning.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2018
How energy neglect holds Japan back
Tokyo's game plan underplays the biggest industry of tomorrow: inventing clean ways to grow rapidly without choking.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 17, 2018
Taro Kono's clean energy critique in UAE speech fuels talk of Abe succession
Criticism by a Cabinet minister of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's energy policies may say more about his own political prospects than it does about the country's debate over clean power.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2018
Japan spends scant energy on renewables
Dec. 11, 2017, marked the 20th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty signed by 84 countries who committed to limit the release of greenhouse gases, which are considered the cause of global warming. Japan, of course, was one of the signatories, and a Dec. 14 feature in the Asahi Shimbun reviewed...
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 1, 2018
China proposes talks aimed at easing Fukushima-linked food import ban
China has proposed talks with Japan on whether to ease or lift an import ban on food from 10 prefectures imposed after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan-China diplomatic sources said Sunday.
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2017
Two Niigata nuclear reactors run by Tepco clear new safety standards, a first for the company since the Fukushima crisis
Two Tepco reactors are cleared for restarts by the nuclear watchdog agency, becoming the first run by the operator of the crippled Fukushima power plant to pass stricter safety standards.
Dec 20, 2017
Injunction reflects hurdles nuclear power plants face
The high court decision should trigger more discussions on active volcanoes, which number more than 100 in Japan, and nuclear power plant sites.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2017
Hiroshima High Court orders suspension of Ikata nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture, revoking district court ruling
The Hiroshima High Court revokes a lower court decision and orders the suspension of a nuclear reactor at Shikoku Electric Power Co.'s Ikata power plant in Ehime Prefecture.
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2017
Fukui governor OKs restart of two reactors at Oi plant
Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa on Monday gave the go-ahead for Kansai Electric Power Co. to restart two reactors at its Oi power plant.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan