Tag - nuclear



North Korea conducts a test launch of a "Pyoljji-1-2" new-type anti-aircraft missile in this photo released Saturday.
Apr 20, 2024
North Korea tests new 'super-large warhead' and anti-ship missile
Pyongyang's “strategic cruise missiles," which the warhead is designed for, are intended to carry nuclear bombs.
Iran is now enriching uranium to up to 60% purity and has enough material enriched to that level, if enriched further, for two nuclear weapons, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency's theoretical definition.
Apr 19, 2024
As the 2015 nuclear deal crumbles, how close is Iran to weaponization?
With the possibility of Israel retaliating, a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander said the nation might review its "nuclear doctrine."
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield poses for a photo with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi and the families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s, on Thursday at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 18, 2024
U.S. envoy to U.N. uses Japan visit to bolster U.N. Security Council
“The Security Council of 70 years ago does not reflect the realities of today,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield said.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Wednesday evening.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 17, 2024
Kishida agrees to further deepen ties with South Korea's Yoon
The prime minister informed the South Korean leader about his summit earlier this month with U.S. President Joe Biden.
Members of the town assembly of Genkai, Saga Prefecture, discuss on Wednesday whether to accept a survey to examine the town's suitability for hosting a final disposal site for high-level radioactive waste.
Apr 17, 2024
Saga town begins discussions on nuclear waste disposal site survey
If approved by the special committee and the full assembly, the town mayor will need to make the final decision on whether or not to accept the survey.
A direct military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities by the U.S. and its allies would likely only delay its program while risking regional war and increasing the likelihood of Tehran acquiring nuclear weapons in the long run.
Apr 16, 2024
Iran hawks want to strike now. They're wrong.
One thing Iran hawks get right, starting with the contention that by attacking Israel directly on Saturday night, Iran changed rules of engagement.
Former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (left) visits the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Monday.
Apr 16, 2024
Ex-PM Suga inspects Fukushima nuclear plant
Suga may have partly intended to demonstrate his presence ahead of three by-elections for the House of Representatives later this month, observers said.
The No. 6 and 7 reactors of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture
Apr 15, 2024
Tepco given OK to move fuel into Niigata reactor
Tepco is set to move fuel into the world's largest nuclear power plant, which has been idle since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Israeli Air Force F-15 Eagle is pictured at an air base, said to be following an interception mission of an Iranian drone and missile attack on Israel, in this handout image released Sunday.
Apr 14, 2024
Iran warns Israel not to respond militarily to retaliation
After direct and unprecedented attacks on Israeli, Iran advocates for restraint, hinting at severe consequences if ignored.
This video grab from AFPTV taken on Sunday shows explosions lighting up the Jerusalem sky during Iranian attack on Israel.
Apr 14, 2024
Iran launches unprecedented attack on Israel with drones and missiles
Israel's military spokesperson said Iran launched dozens of ground-to-ground missiles at Israel, most of them intercepted outside Israeli borders.
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with members of the National Security team regarding the missile attacks on Israel from Iran, in the White House Situation Room on Saturday.
Apr 14, 2024
Biden pledges G7 response and U.S. support for Israel after Iran attacks
Iran launched explosive drones and fired missiles at Israel late on Saturday in its first direct attack on Israeli territory.
An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles toward Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel, on Sunday.
Apr 14, 2024
Multiphase Iran attack tests U.S.-backed Israeli air defenses
Early indications suggest Israel's air defenses effectively handled Iran's missile and drone attack, aimed at overwhelming systems with its complexity.
Japan will need new nuclear power plants to meet its 2050 net zero goal.
Apr 9, 2024
Japan needs new nuclear to hit green goals, power sector says
New reactors are needed to help reduce dependence on costly fossil fuel imports and to help boost economic competitiveness.
Electricity pylons next to the Sizewell B nuclear power station, in Sizewell, U.K.
Apr 9, 2024
European nuclear plants put out of work by green power surge
The drive to promote renewable energy is turning the screws on Europe’s nuclear industry.
A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission sign is pictured at the headquarters building in Rockville, Maryland.
Apr 7, 2024
U.S. nuclear industry upbeat on small reactors, despite setback
While China and Russia already have operational small reactors, the United States is ahead of Europe in this area of nuclear power.
Climate change, with its natural disasters, is putting nuclear facilities and weapons complexes at risk.
Apr 4, 2024
Climate change and nuclear waste are a toxic stew
Nuclear power could be a crucial part of a clean-energy transition, but not if it comes with a high risk of multiple Fukushima-like catastrophes.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on as he guides a training of the fire division in this picture released on March 19. Pyongyang has spent decades stockpiling millions of rounds of artillery and thousands of rockets in the terrain north of the demilitarized zone, which sits some 40 kilometers away from Seoul.
Apr 3, 2024
Kim Jong Un faces annihilation in nearly all Korea war scenarios
Although North Korea has a manpower advantage, the bulk of its forces rely on "increasingly obsolete equipment” dating back to Soviet era.
A woman walks past a TV showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at the main railway station in Seoul on March 18.
Apr 2, 2024
North Korea launches intermediate-range missile as elections loom for South
The Defense Ministry said the weapon had traveled some 650 kilometers before splashing down in waters outside Japan's exclusive economic zone.
Blue pipelines to transport seawater, part of the facility for releasing treated radioactive water to sea from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, are seen during a treated water dilution and discharge facility tour for media, in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, last August.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 31, 2024
Experts from Japan and China discuss Fukushima water release
The two Asian powerhouses have spared over the issue since Japan began releasing the water into the Pacific Ocean last August.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a meeting at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's far eastern Amur region last September.
Mar 31, 2024
What does Russia's veto on North Korea sanctions monitoring mean?
Ending the U.N.'s monitoring will provide North Korea's Kim Jong Un with a major win, experts say.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on