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NUCLEAR

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
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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.
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2013
Abe may visit India in January to meet Singh
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting India early next year, possibly on Jan. 25 and 26, for talks with Indian leader Manmohan Singh on boosting bilateral economic and security ties, a government source said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2013
Abe claims Fukushima radioactive water woes are 'under control'
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the impact from accumulating radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has been 'under control.'
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2013
IAEA team begins weeklong mission to help with nuclear waste control
A 16-member team from the International Atomic Energy Agency begins a weeklong missionon Monday to assist in efforts to manage toxic waste caused by the radiation-leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant.
BUSINESS
Oct 13, 2013
Loss of atomic parts-vetting regime may delay reactor deal in Vietnam
Last year's scrapping of an administrative system for overseeing the export and financing of nuclear technology has thrown a wrench into a deal to send two reactors to Vietnam, government officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 11, 2013
Nuclear disaster drill aims for more realism
The government on Friday kicked off a two-day nuclear evacuation drill — its first since the 2011 Fukushima No. 1 power plant disaster — with the aim of making the exercise more realistic than its usual scripted rehearsals.
JAPAN
Oct 11, 2013
Japan to finally sign anti-nukes statement
Japan will sign for the first time a joint statement to be issued at the United Nations calling on countries not to use nuclear weapons under any circumstances, government sources said Thursday.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 9, 2013
Nuclear arms also serve as instruments of peace
The sensible path to peace starts with the realization that peace can be secured only through strength. Nuclear weapons represent that strength.

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