Tag - nuclear

 
 

NUCLEAR

EDITORIALS
Oct 28, 2013
Pushing for nuclear disarmament
For the first time Japan has joined other nations in signing a U.N. statement calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons, despite Japan's reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella.
EDITORIALS
Oct 28, 2013
Two tasks for the opposition
The Diet must thoroughly scrutinize the Abe administration's rationale for pushing to restart some of Japan's 50 nuclear reactors that have been offline for more than two years.
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Oct 27, 2013
Nuclear regulators can't win
Criticisms of the biases and capabilities of the Nuclear Regulation Authority — from both the pro- and anti-nuclear power camps — summarize the contradictions of Japan's nuclear power policy.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Oct 27, 2013
Atomic waste piles higher at U.S. plants
U.S. lawmakers have debated for decades where to put all the spent fuel generated by the nation's nuclear power plants. The dithering means that an unintended site has emerged: Illinois.
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2013
French energy giant inks uranium deal with Mongolia
Ulan Bator AFP-JIJI
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Oct 26, 2013
Get Koizumi: Nuclear village goes on offensive
This is a first for Japan: A political figure who not only undergoes a change of mind in public, but tries to make a difference after giving up the political power to do so.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 25, 2013
Iran must face hard choices on nuclear work
The Washington policy debate about Iran's nuclear activities and whether it should have relief from sanctions has shifted from whether a deal is possible to what sort of deal is acceptable.
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2013
Japan receives global offers to contain water spills at Fukushima No. 1
The government-linked nuclear decommissioning body says it has received expressions of interest from 779 firms and individuals with technology to help contain radioactive water spills at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2013
Energy mix to be set in three years
...
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 25, 2013
Bill to bolster NRA moves forward
The administration approved a bill Friday to bolster the fledgling Nuclear Regulation Authority by having the NRA absorb a technical support organization.
JAPAN
Oct 23, 2013
Tepco eyes fuel removal from Fukushima reactor 4 pool in early November
Tepco plans to start removing nuclear fuel from the spent-fuel pool at the top of the reactor 4 building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant as early as Nov. 8, about a week earlier than scheduled.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 22, 2013
Japan for first time backs U.N. nuke disarmament statement
Japan endorses a U.N. statement on nuclear disarmament for the first time, overcoming concerns stemming from its long reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2013
Ehime holds evacuation drill based on Ikata plant fallout
Preparing for the worst-case scenario of a meltdown at the Ikau00adta nuclear plant, Ehime Prefecture holds its first emergency drill for a massive leak of radioactive materials.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2013
No. 1 water woes laid to Tepco's ineptitude
Two and a half years after the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant experienced its three reactor-core meltdowns, the effort to clean up what remains of the complex is turning into another kind of disaster.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 21, 2013
Nuclear arms wake-up call
Nuclear policymaking in Asia, as elsewhere, is trapped in the Cold War mindset in which too much reliance is placed on the utility of nuclear deterrence and not enough on the risks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2013
Fukushima 2020: Will Japan be able to keep the nuclear situation under control?
Thirty seconds into what may ultimately be regarded as one of the defining speeches of his career, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slowly raised his hands chest high, then spread them out sideways in a gesture of confidence.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2013
Nuclear refugees struggle to share Olympic joy
While Tokyo Municipal Government officials were rubbing their hands with glee after winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics following their failed attempt to win the 2016 Games, it's perhaps fair to say that not everyone in other parts of the country shared their sentiment.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Oct 18, 2013
Norma Field, champion of Japan's leftist literature, retires — but not from anti-nuclear activism
A colleague once told me he didn't want to be attached to lost causes,' says academic Norma Field. 'I've never understood thinking like that. The bright spots in human history are so few. We should embrace and magnify them.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 18, 2013
Can Iran's Rouhani deliver in new nuclear talks?
As nuclear talks begin with Iran, the world awaits the followup to the phone call between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama after Rouhani's U.N. visit.
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2013
More Fukushima fishermen start trial operations
Another group of Fukushima Prefecture fishermen restarted operations on a trial basis Friday for the first time since the nuclear plant disaster began in March 2011.

Longform

Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan