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A U.S Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands as U.S. soldiers wait during the Freedom Shield joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States, at a training field near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea, on March 19, 2023.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 4, 2024
South Korea and U.S. kick off annual drills focused on North's nuclear threats
The Freedom Shield joint exercise, which features twice as many field training drills as last year, will run through March 14.
Six months have passed since Japan started releasing treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 4, 2024
Fukushima water release still vexing China-Japan ties
China-bound exports of Japanese fishery products in 2023 plunged by some 30% from the previous year in value terms.
Solar panels on display at PV Expo in Tokyo on Wednesday. Japan's "transition bonds" will cover cutting-edge solar cells, as well as more controversial projects.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy / OUR PLANET
Mar 3, 2024
Japan wants cash for its green transition. But what are investors actually backing?
"Transition bonds" are intended to fund a wide variety of net-zero projects, but it's not clear all of them will actually help with decarbonization.
A U.S. B-52 bomber conducts joint training with Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter jets on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 2, 2024
Japanese fighter jets and U.S. bombers train over Sea of Japan and East China Sea
The joint exercises over the two waterways were seen as a show of deterrence to both Beijing and Pyongyang.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual state of the nation address in Moscow on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 1, 2024
NATO risks nuclear war if troops are sent to Ukraine, Putin warns
The Russian leader has reiterated that his country remains committed to the goals of its February 2022 invasion.
Tanks containing treated radioactive water on the grounds of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
Feb 28, 2024
Release of fourth batch of Fukushima treated radioactive water begins
Discharge of 7,800 metric tons of treated water over about 17 days will be the last for the fiscal year ending March.
A melted wristwatch that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. The hands stopped at 8:15 a.m., the exact time the bomb decimated the city.
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2024
Watch that survived Hiroshima atomic bombing sells for over $31,000
The hands of the watch, which was recovered from the ruins of the city, are frozen at the moment of detonation at 8:15 a.m.
Boats are docked at Matsukawaura Fishing Port in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Friday.
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2024
Most Japan fishing groups hit by China import ban in Fukushima row
The survey found that 29 out of 36 respondents "had felt" or "had somewhat felt" negative effects, including financial damage due to the water release.
A woman works at a fishing port in Soma, about 45 kilometers away from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, in Fukushima Prefecture, last August.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Japan and China held talks over Fukushima treated water release
At the online meeting, there was no major progress in their discussions, as China keeps in place the import ban on all seafood products from Japan.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said last month that Japan's discharge of treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the sea was consistent with international safety standards.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 23, 2024
Indonesian activists sue Japan over release of treated water
They want Tokyo to stop releasing wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Takeshi Ebisawa poses with a rocket launcher during a meeting with an informant and two undercover Danish police officers at a warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark on Feb. 3, 2021.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 22, 2024
U.S. charges criminal group leader over conspiring to sell nuclear material
Prosecutors allege that Takeshi Ebisawa "brazenly" moved material containing uranium and weapons-grade plutonium from Myanmar.
Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Feb 21, 2024
How to reinvent yourself at 50: An IEA guide
It would be an understatement to say that the energy industry has gone through a lot of change.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
Russia may launch nuclear weapon into space this year, U.S. tells allies
Moscow is said to be developing a space-based capability to knock out satellites using a nuclear warhead, in violation of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.
Demonstrators hold Iranian flags and a huge inflated figure representing Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei holding a nuclear bomb as they protest against the Iranian regime on Friday in Munich.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 20, 2024
Iran's nuclear enrichment exceeds commercial needs, says IAEA chief
The IAEA warned at the end of 2023 that Tehran already had enough material to make three nuclear bombs if it enriches material now at 60% to beyond 60%.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has in recent months repeatedly touted his openness to “unconditional” talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calling for “a bold step to change the status quo.”
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Feb 19, 2024
North Korea eyes well-worn playbook with Japan summit hints
Pyongyang's offer of repairing ties with Japan may be concealing what may be a more likely motivation — to drive a wedge between Tokyo and its partners.
Whether or not Russia deploys a nuclear weapon in space, what’s clear is that the U.S. and its two main adversaries, Russia and China, have developed increasingly advanced programs to wage conflict against assets in orbit.
WORLD
Feb 18, 2024
Russia’s bid for orbiting nuclear weapon highlights new space race
Researchers have spent years tracking and testing for the possible effects of a nuclear blast in space.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits an aerospace company in Korolyov, outside Moscow, in October last year.
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Feb 16, 2024
Russia seen as highly unlikely to put a nuclear warhead in space
A space threat identified by the U.S. could potentially be used for electromagnetic pulses to fry satellites' electronics.
The war in Ukraine has pitted the United States and its allies against Russian President Vladimir Putin (center).
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2024
Russia’s advances on space-based nuclear weapon alarm the U.S.
A satellite-killing weapon, if deployed, could destroy civilian communications, surveillance from space and military command-and-control operations.
The village of Kamoenai in Hokkaido
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Hokkaido areas named for second-stage survey on nuclear waste disposal
The town of Suttsu and the area off its coast will be surveyed, as well as the area within the village of Kamoenai excluding a zone around a volcano.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a speech at the Defense Ministry in Pyongyang on Feb. 8, the 76th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
North Korea fires several cruise missiles in fifth barrage of 2024
The South Korean military said that an undetermined number of cruise missiles had been spotted over waters off the North's northeastern coast around 9 a.m.

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