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NUCLEAR POWER

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 15, 2017
Toshiba unveils submersible video robot to probe reactor 3 at Fukushima No. 1 plant
Toshiba Corp. unveiled on Thursday a submersible robot to take live video of reactor 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant to confirm whether fuel debris is sitting at the bottom of a pool of radioactive water inside.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 14, 2017
Nuclear-free New Zealand turns 30
The 1987 nuclear-free act was a milestone in New Zealand's development as a nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2017
Court dismisses request to halt restart of Saga reactors
A district court on Tuesday dismissed a request from about 230 local residents for an injunction to stop the restart of two reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture over safety concerns.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2017
Diet endorses pact to export civil nuclear technology to India
The Diet on Wednesday endorsed the controversial Japan-India civil nuclear cooperation agreement that will allow the nation's firms to export nuclear materials and technology to India for nonmilitary use.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 5, 2017
Abe's clean energy opportunity
By supporting new generations of renewable-energy startups Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could create the millions of high-paying jobs that have eluded his Abenomics push.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2017
Nuclear storage crisis grows as reactor restarts continue
More than six years after the March 11, 2011, Tohoku quake, tsunami, and triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Japan is accelerating efforts to restart as many reactors as it possibly can. Four have been revived so far, and Kansai Electric Power Co. plans to restart the Takahama No. 3 unit soon.
EDITORIALS
May 19, 2017
Japan-India civil nuclear pact
The civil nuclear cooperation pact between Japan and India does not carry a provision to limit the use of Japanese nuclear plant technology to nonmilitary areas.
JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2017
Japan-India nuclear pact clears Lower House despite opposition concerns
A civilian nuclear cooperation pact between Japan and India cleared the Lower House on Tuesday, paving the way for Tokyo to export nuclear power equipment and technology to the fast-growing economy not part of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2017
Group creates film and story series based on interviews with Fukushima evacuees
Six years ago in March, a firefighter in the town of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture couldn't save tsunami victims in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, because he himself had to evacuate due to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2017
Saga governor green-lights restart of Genkai nuclear reactors
Yoshinori Yamaguchi approves the restart of two reactors that could be brought online as early as this summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 22, 2017
Documentary renews debate over renewable energy
Earlier this month, Kyodo News surveyed 44 companies that started selling electricity to consumers after the energy market was liberalized in April 2016.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 13, 2017
Aspiring Tsuruga's tourism drive hindered by nuclear image
Officials in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, attempting to promote their city as a tourist destination, received a rude shock recently when a survey showed its image was less one of natural beauty and fresh seafood and more one of being a center for nuclear power.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2017
Hitachi makes bid to build nuclear plants in Britain
Hitachi Ltd. said it has applied for a site license to construct and operate nuclear power plants in Britain, aiming to start operations from the first half of the 2020s.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 30, 2017
Government, Tepco appeal negligence ruling in 3/11 nuclear crisis
The central government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have appealed a court ruling that found them negligent for taking insufficient measures to deal with March 2011 quake and tsunami.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 22, 2017
Shinobu Yaguchi can make sparks fly, even off the grid
When I met Shinobu Yaguchi at a Chicago sushi restaurant on March 1, I made my usual mistake with well-known directors: mention that I had interviewed him before. He, understandably, blanked, since the interview was 20 years ago for his 1997 indie comedy "My Secret Cache" ("Himitsu no Hanazono")
EDITORIALS
Mar 22, 2017
Take nuclear disaster ruling seriously
The government and the power industry must reconsider whether they are sufficiently assessing the risks of a nuclear power plant disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Mar 19, 2017
Shareholders, former employees watch as Toshiba's fortunes fall
Shareholders, former workers brace for impact as ailing 142-year-old electronics conglomerate appears bound for crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Mar 19, 2017
Toshiba turnaround hopes, planned sale of Westinghouse find skeptics
Toshiba Corp. has been forced to sell off a number of its businesses as it continues to lose money since its accounting scandal broke in 2015, and is now burdened with its troubled U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 14, 2017
Toshiba's troubled Westinghouse may be strategic fit for China or South Korea
If Toshiba Corp. parts ways with its embattled U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse Electric Co., the likely buyer may be a regional neighbor with global ambitions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2017
Former Prime Minister Koizumi reiterates call for Japan's complete exit from nuclear power
Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Saturday reiterated his call for Japan's complete exit from nuclear energy as the country marked the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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