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NUCLEAR POWER

Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2017
Nine reactors in Japan use products manufactured by steel maker that admitted faking quality data
Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan, including some currently in operation, have used products manufactured by the Kobe Steel Ltd. group which has admitted fabricating product quality data, it has been learned.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 14, 2017
Some Trump assertions on Iran questioned by experts
In Friday's speech laying out his strategy toward Iran and his decision not to certify it is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump made a series of statements that analysts questioned.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 13, 2017
Japan's quiet payouts to cities near nuclear plants fuels speculation of political ploy
In an apparent bid to win support for the restart of nuclear power plants, the state has quietly expanded the scope of subsidies for host cities to include local governments within 30 kilometers of the facilities, a charge the government denied Friday.
EDITORIALS
Oct 8, 2017
NRA's nod for a Tepco nuclear plant restart
Given its scathing criticism of Tepco as late as June, the NRA's recent green light for the restart of two idled Tepco reactors in Niigata raises questions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2017
Watchdog's safety clearance for Tepco reactors irks Fukushima victims
Two nuclear reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. cleared the safety review of Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, drawing fierce criticism from residents who remain displaced more than six years after the nuclear crisis at the utility's Fukushima complex.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2017
Tepco secures first reactor safety certifications since Fukushima disaster
Boiling-water units at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture are the same type as those in 3/11 meltdowns.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 22, 2017
Tepco again ordered to pay damages over nuclear disaster but claims against state dismissed
Tokyo Electric loses its second lawsuit over the Fukushima disaster but plaintiffs' demands for government redress are dismissed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 12, 2017
Kyushu Electric eyes restarting Genkai nuclear reactors next year
Kyushu Electric Power Co. is planning to restart two nuclear reactors at its Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture next year, the utility's president said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 8, 2017
Former Niigata Gov. Izumida to run on LDP ticket in Lower House by-election
Former Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said Friday he intends to run with Liberal Democratic Party backing in next month's by-election to represent the Niigata No. 5 district in the Lower House.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2017
Two-day nuclear disaster drill kicks off at Genkai plant in Saga
The government begins a two-day disaster drill based on a hypothetical nuclear accident at Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Genkai power station in Saga Prefecture.
BUSINESS
Aug 30, 2017
South Texas Project nuke plant running at full capacity despite calls to halt over Harvey flood threat
The two nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project plant 90 miles from Houston are operating at full capacity despite calls from watchdog groups for the facility to shut due to Tropical Storm Harvey, a spokesman for the plant said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2017
Ibaraki Gov. Hashimoto denied seventh term after losing to ruling coalition-backed rookie
In a tight race Sunday, former businessman and trade bureaucrat Kazuhiko Oigawa won the Ibaraki gubernatorial election, giving a lift to the struggling Liberal Democratic Party and denying Gov. Masaru Hashimoto a record seventh consecutive term.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 18, 2017
A greener grid for East Asia
Currently 22 percent of South Korea's energy needs, and 14 percent of Taiwan's, are met by nuclear — those ratios are now set to drop dramatically.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Aug 12, 2017
METI seeks to pass nuclear buck with release of waste disposal map
Taro Kono's appointment as the new foreign minister is raising eyebrows. Though he hasn't shown any indication that he will buck Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's agenda, Kono is considered a leftish maverick within the Liberal Democratic Party, especially with regard to its nuclear energy policy, which he...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2017
Second court rejects plea to halt Ikata reactor in Shikoku
A court on Friday rejected a plea from residents to halt a reactor operating at the Ikata nuclear power plant in western Japan, amid concerns about the robustness of an evacuation plan in the event of an accident.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 13, 2017
Learning from South Korea's energy breakthrough
Events in South Korea demonstrate how public pressure can play a key role in changing a country's energy policy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2017
Nuclear Regulation Authority chief draws flak for saying North Korea should attack Tokyo instead of a reactor
The head of the Nuclear Regulation Authority drew fire Friday for a comment he made Thursday saying it would be "far better" for North Korea to launch a missile at Tokyo than at a small nuclear reactor.
EDITORIALS
Jul 4, 2017
Trial of former Tepco executives over 2011 disaster
The court and the prosecution should do their utmost to clarify the responsibility of the Tepco executives for the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 29, 2017
Despite weak spots in steel, nuclear experts say EDF's Flamanville reactor safe to start: sources
Utility EDF's Flamanville 3 nuclear reactor in northwest France has been cleared by a group of experts for start-up despite weak spots in its steel, confirming the findings of the ASN nuclear regulator, a source close to the situation told Reuters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Jun 17, 2017
Kansai takes measured view on missile drills
Over the past two months, hardly a week has passed without news of another North Korean missile launch. It's become routine: An early morning South Korean media report, based on government sources, says that "an object has been launched," forcing politicians, bureaucrats, and journalists in Tokyo out...

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