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JAPAN / Politics
Feb 10, 2014
Hosokawa, Koizumi to continue campaigning against nuclear energy
Morihiro Hosokawa and fellow former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi say they will keep pushing for the termination of nuclear power in Japan despite Sunday's setback.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Feb 10, 2014
Tokyo model community melds fashion and compassion
Male model Dean Newcombe runs what surely must be the most photogenic all-volunteer organization around. And although some of the volunteers are indeed fashion models, the 'model' in Intrepid Model Adventures refers to role models as well as the catwalk variety.
BUSINESS
Feb 10, 2014
Anti-nuke candidates' loss elates biz chiefs
Business leaders welcomed former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe's victory Sunday in the Tokyo gubernatorial election, which represented a victory in their efforts to prevent the anti-nuclear lobby from harming their interests.
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2014
People living near nuclear plants voice hope, caution over Masuzoe
Residents of communities that host nuclear power plants were both hopeful and wary about former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe winning the Tokyo gubernatorial election Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Feb 9, 2014
Comprehensive agenda, anti-nuclear failures ensured Masuzoe victory
Yoichi Masuzoe's ability to address a wide range of issues and the failure of his rivals to keep the public's attention focused on nuclear energy were the keys to his victory in Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial election, experts say.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 7, 2014
Lessons for fixing Fukushima
In March 2011 all of Japan was united by the terrible experience of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Three years later this unity is increasingly fracturing as a more uneven reality emerges.
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2014
Monju may be relegated to site for waste radiation-reduction studies
The Abe Administration May Rethink The Research Project To Commercialize The Monju Prototype Fast-breeder Reactor, A Move That Could Affect Japan's Long-held Goal Of Recycling Spent Nuclear Fuel.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Feb 5, 2014
U.S. and Japanese apologies for war crimes could pave way for nuclear disarmament
Acknowledging responsibility for the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Japan's rampage across Asia could serve as first steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Feb 5, 2014
Do you think the nuclear issue should be the focus of the Tokyo election?
Tokyoites go to the polls Sunday to elect a governor to replace Naoki Inose, who quit his post in December amid a political funding scandal. So who will — or would — they vote for?
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2014
'Nuclear power' cited the most in Tokyo governor election tweets
“Nuclear power” far eclipsed other phrases such as “the Olympics” and “welfare and aging issues” in Twitter messages about Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial poll, a research firm's data show.
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2014
Hokkaido reactor needs construction work to satisfy new regulations
One of the reactors owned by Hokkaido Electric Power Co. doesn't comply with the new nuclear regulations and will have to undergo construction work to come up to code, regulators said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2014
Fukushima village's young stay away
Two years have passed since Yuko Endo, mayor of the village of Kawauchi, made a widely publicized plea calling on residents to return home after being forced to evacuate because of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 3, 2014
National or not, nuclear issue ranks high with Tokyo voters
Nuclear power is one of the top three issues in the Tokyo gubernatorial election and experts say the winner will be able to indirectly influence national energy policy.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 3, 2014
Don't split vote, anti-nuke group says
The two most popular anti-nuclear candidates running for Tokyo governor should decide between them who ought to drop out of the race for the good of the movement, a group of anti-nuclear activists said Monday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Feb 1, 2014
Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'
The man in the black-and-white photograph wore a dark jacket with wide lapels. His hair was cut short and parted to one side. His eyes were directed toward the camera as if he were looking directly at me. I recognized him immediately: Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese vice-consul in Lithuania who helped...
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 31, 2014
Three more bad omens on Iran nuclear talks
As we get closer to the main negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, it's hard to find an auspicious sign in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's recent statement that under no circumstances would Iran agree to destroy any of its centrifuges.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 31, 2014
Utilities lobbying LDP to support new nuclear plants
The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan is lobbying politicians in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to support the construction of new nuclear power plants, sources said Friday.
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2014
Scholar quits NHK over nuclear power hush-up
A noted professor who regularly provides commentary on an NHK AM radio show resigns from the program to protest the broadcaster's demand that nuclear power not be discussed until after the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial poll.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2014
Governors address Tokyo nuke debate
As Tokyo prepares for its Feb. 9 gubernatorial election, governors of prefectures with nuclear power plants are split over whether they believe the nation's reliance on atomic energy should be a campaign issue.
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2014
Return arms-grade plutonium: U.S.
Washington is pressuring a reluctant Tokyo to return over 300 kg of mostly weapons-grade plutonium it let Japan experiment with during the Cold War.

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