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NUCLEAR

Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 29, 2013
Aussie LNG an energy lifeline — for now
With its nuclear power plants mostly idled since the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan continues its quest to increase imports of liquefied natural gas, especially from Australia.
JAPAN
Nov 27, 2013
NRA sets new safety regimen for fuel reprocessors
The Nuclear Regulation Authority unveiled new safety standards Wednesday for spent fuel reprocessing facilities and fabrication plants, obliging operators to take measures against severe crises, including hydrogen explosions and criticality incidents.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 27, 2013
Rouhani gets high marks after 100 days in office
One hundred days into his first term as Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani offered an upbeat progress report to the country Tuesday, two days after a nuclear deal with world powers gave his young administration a much-needed boost.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 26, 2013
Underlining the horror of nuclear arms
Given the stalled nuclear disarmament agenda, the most productive way forward to generate political momentum for the cause may be to emphasize the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 25, 2013
Imperfect Iran deal may be U.S.' least bad option
Critics of a deal on Iran's nuclear program need to answer a question: Is there a better alternative?
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 25, 2013
Japan urged to boost renewables development
The head of the World Bank urged Japan in a recent interview to develop more renewable energy sources while calling on emerging economies to get ready for a possible cutback in the U.S. central bank's stimulus program.
WORLD
Nov 25, 2013
Iran deal could complicate U.S. foreign policy efforts in Mideast
As it continues to juggle balls through seemingly never-ending foreign policy crises, the Obama administration finally has brought one safely to ground, at least temporarily.
WORLD
Nov 25, 2013
Marathon bargaining that led to Iran agreement was a wild ride at times
At 2:04 a.m. Sunday, a one-word email message flashed suddenly on the phones of weary State Department staffers working the corridors of Geneva's InterContinental Hotel.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 25, 2013
Israel, Gulf states and many U.S. lawmakers share deep unease about Iran nuclear deal
The signing of a short-term nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers Sunday left ardent critics of the Islamic republic — most vocally the Israeli government and many U.S. lawmakers — deeply worried that the Obama administration and its partners were making a historic mistake.
Japan Times
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Nov 24, 2013
Bullet trains on a pro-nuclear curve
In the debate over the future of nuclear power, which provided about a third of Japan's electricity needs before the Fukushima disaster began in 2011, commentators for and against resuming its use have argued their case.
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2013
Nuclear pacts with Turkey, UAE face delay
Civil nuclear accords agreed to with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are increasingly unlikely to clear the Diet by the end of the extra session on Dec. 6 due to lack of deliberation time, people close to Diet affairs say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / KANSAI PERSPECTIVE
Nov 24, 2013
Secrets bill raises fears among nuclear foes
In late 2005, U.S. government officials, invited by Japan, observed a counterterrorism drill at the Mihama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture and came away worried about the security situation at the complex.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Nov 23, 2013
Nuclear whistle-blower spills secrets the way the media should
Genpatsu Whiteout' continues to climb the best-seller list, propelled by a guessing game over the identity of its author, who seems to know a lot about the nuclear energy business.
JAPAN
Nov 23, 2013
Fukushima land grab eyed
The state plans to buy 15 sq. km of land around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to build storage sites for radioactive soil and other decontamination waste.
EDITORIALS
Nov 22, 2013
Progress toward a deal with Iran
As Iran and its six negotiating partners return to Geneva, hopes are high that a deal will be concluded to curb Tehran's nuclear program.
JAPAN
Nov 21, 2013
NRA weighs safety of idled Niigata reactors
Nuclear regulators begin assessing the safety of two reactors at Tepco's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, nearly two months after the utility filed an application to restart them.
EDITORIALS
Nov 21, 2013
Removing No. 4's nuclear fuel
Tepco must proceed with extreme caution as it removes nuclear fuel assemblies at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in Fukushima.
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2013
No volunteers so government looks to pick, push radioactive waste disposal sites
The government should pick candidate sites nationwide that are suitable for building a high-level radioactive waste disposal facility and present them to an unwilling public, instead of waiting for a local government to step forward, the Natural Resources and Energy Agency proposes.
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2013
Regulators call for radiation dose management on individual basis
The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it will propose to a government task force that management of radiation doses on an individual basis will be vital to working out steps to protect people seeking to return to their homes near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
EDITORIALS
Nov 19, 2013
Cut emissions without nuclear power
Japan must develop ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions without depending on nuclear power.

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