Tag - nuclear-power



Nov 15, 2016
A questionable nuclear deal
The Diet must scrutinize whether Abe's nuclear deal with India contradicts Japan's efforts to promote nonproliferation and the abolition of nuclear arms.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2016
Two-day nuclear accident simulation wraps up at Hokkaido plant
The government holds a two-day disaster drill at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido, simulating a severe accident triggered by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2016
Japan regulator clears more reactors for restart amid opposition
The watchdog clears another pair of reactors in Kyushu for restart despite growing objections to any resumption of nuclear operations.
Nov 7, 2016
Vietnam looks to delay Japan-, Russia-backed nuclear plants amid funds crunch
Vietnam's ruling Communist Party in October instructed government authorities to revise plans to build nuclear power plants with Russian and Japanese assistance with a view to delaying them due to the government's tight finances, it was learned Sunday from party and government sources.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2016
Could nuclear advocacy be Abe's undoing?
Voters have elected anti-nuclear governors in Kagoshima and Niigata prefectures in recent months. These elections can be considered referenda on nuclear power because that issue was the main focus of debate in both campaigns. The results have put Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — and his plans to rev...
Oct 23, 2016
Can Tesla recharge Panasonic's batteries?
Japan Inc. should take inspiration from Elon Musk's ambitions to shake up the future of energy and transportation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 22, 2016
LDP may lose next election if nuclear exit becomes main issue: ex-PM Koizumi
Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said the pro-nuclear ruling party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could lose the next Lower House election if nuclear power becomes the main election issue.
Oct 19, 2016
Niigata gubernatorial election
Niigata's gubernatorial election result on Sunday shows the public is still wary of restarting idled nuclear power plants.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 17, 2016
Nuclear foe Ryuichi Yoneyama elected Niigata governor, threatening Tepco reactor restarts
An anti-nuclear candidate was elected governor of Niigata on Sunday, dealing a potential blow to Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s attempts to restart the world's biggest nuclear power station.
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Oct 15, 2016
Fukui poised to benefit from decision to scrap Monju
Big money pull a million stringsBig money hold the prizeBig money weave a mighty web
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2016
NRA grants aging Mihama reactor 20-year extension
The Nuclear Regulation Authority greenlights extending the life of Kepco's 40-year-old reactor in Mihama, Fukui Prefecture.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2016
Tepco keeps thousands on the clock at idled Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, hoping for restart
More than 6,000 workers cycle through the world's biggest nuclear plant every day to operate and maintain a facility that hasn't sold a kilowatt of electricity in more than four years.
Sep 14, 2016
Japanese steel in French nuclear facilities found to have high impurity level
Steel supplied by Kitakyushu manufacturer Japan Casting & Forging Corp. to nuclear facilities in France has been named in an investigation that found it had a high level of impurity, the nuclear watchdog said.
Sep 13, 2016
Iran welcomes Japanese reactors if 'lucrative commercial support' is included: Tehran nuke chief
Iran is ready to buy nuclear reactors from Japan if any proposed sales are accompanied by "lucrative commercial support," according to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Sep 9, 2016
Chugoku Electric accused of using SLAPP tactics to intimidate protesters
A settlement between Chugoku Electric and anti-nuclear protesters has raised the ire of activists and legal experts who claim the legal maneuver constitutes what's known as a SLAPP, or a strategic lawsuit against public participation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 7, 2016
Despite dwindling momentum, Koizumi pursues anti-nuclear goals
While Japan's once-charged anti-nuclear movement struggles to retain its momentum five years after the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi remains doggedly determined to attain his goal of ending the country's reliance on atomic energy.
Sep 7, 2016
Japan to start background checks of nuclear workers in anti-terrorism effort
The nation's nuclear watchdog decides to require background checks for workers at nuclear power plants and other facilities.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2016
Kyushu Electric rejects Kagoshima governor's call to suspend reactors
Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Monday rejected a request by Kagoshima Gov. Satoshi Mitazono to immediately suspend operations of two reactors at its Sendai nuclear plant.
Sep 4, 2016
Unintended consequences of energy and climate policy
Governments everywhere are finding that moves toward energy reliability, energy affordability and cleaner energy are having the opposite results from those intended.
Aug 26, 2016
Anti-nuclear Kagoshima governor asks Kyushu Electric to halt Sendai reactors
The newly elected governor of Kagoshima Prefecture requests Kyushu Electric Power Co. temporarily suspend the operations of two reactors at its Sendai nuclear plant.


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