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NUCLEAR

Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 25, 2013
Niigata puts Tepco's reactor inspection request on hold
Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida said Wednesday that his decision on whether to let Tokyo Electric Power Co. request safety tests for two idled reactors in Niigata Prefecture won't be made for some time.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 24, 2013
Ex-top U.S. nuclear regulator counsels end to atomic power
The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant is a sign that the world needs to seriously rethink nuclear safety and consider possibly ending its dependence on atomic power, the former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says.
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Sep 23, 2013
Let the world help at Fukushima No. 1
Readers' mails on the Fukushima fiasco and the late, great Mary Sisk Noguchi, Kanji Clinic columnist and friend to Japanese learners around the world.
JAPAN
Sep 21, 2013
Murakami, Tokai crisis mayor, officially retires
Tokai Mayor Tatsuya Murakami, known for his strident opposition to nuclear power, has retired after 16 years leading the Ibaraki Prefecture village, which hosts multiple atomic energy facilities and the uranium plant where a deadly criticality accident occurred in 1999.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2013
NRA issues safety vow on its first anniversary
Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka vowed Thursday to ensure that the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is made safe as the regulatory body marked the first anniversary of its launch.
JAPAN
Sep 19, 2013
NRA launches cesium contamination study of seafloor
The Nuclear Regulation Authority is probing the seafloor off Fukushima to study how radioactive contaminants are spreading from the nuclear disaster.
EDITORIALS
Sep 17, 2013
Change Japan's energy policy
The Abe administration should heed public opinion and set a clear timeline for ending Japan's reliance on nuclear power.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Sep 16, 2013
Fukushima and the right to responsible government
A responsibility-shirking government is ultimately the people's problem — and responsibility — just as much as the nuclear disaster and all the nation's other problems are, argues Colin P.A. Jones.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Sep 16, 2013
Osaka: What on Earth should be done about the deteriorating situation at Fukushima No. 1?
As Tepco plays 'whack-a-mole' with myriad problems at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, readers offer their advice to the utility and Abe's government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2013
Renewable energy push blunted as ad-hoc rules stymie private upstarts
An oversight in the 'feed-in tariff system' for promoting renewable energy is allowing major power companies to shut out independent upstarts eager to sell electricity.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 15, 2013
Kan exhorts Taiwan to ditch nuclear power
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan urges Taiwan to close all its reactors and explains how his experience with the Fukushima crisis changed his views on atomic energy.
EDITORIALS
Sep 14, 2013
Pyongyang must honor pledge
North Korea cannot be allowed to blackmail the world into once again buying its nuclear weapon-making potential.
EDITORIALS
Sep 12, 2013
The buck stops nowhere
The prosecution's decision to not indict any Tepco officials in connection with the Fukushima nuclear disaster is an affront to the hundreds of thousands of victims.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Sep 9, 2013
Filmmaker revisits the children of Fukushima's 'Grey Zone'
Ian Thomas Ash has won acclaim and awards at film festivals around the world for 'A2-B-C,' the second of a pair of documentaries about children living in towns a stone's throw from Fukushima No. 1.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Sep 9, 2013
Reactor makers look abroad as home market fizzles
The Fukushima meltdowns and the continuing radiation crisis may have turned the public off of atomic energy at home, but it's full steam ahead for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan's heavy industries when it comes to exporting that technology to power-hungry economies abroad.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
Sep 7, 2013
Fukushima: health disaster or PR fail?
One thing about having a nuclear accident in a rich country is that at least there is going to be good medical care and long-term monitoring. The repair and clean-up operation is another matter, of course — which is why Japan is currently under pressure to accept help from abroad in fixing the...
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2013
Abe steps in to tackle nuclear water crisis
After putting off spending taxpayer money as long as it could, the Abe administration announces that it will earmark at least ¥47 billion to stop contaminated water from leaking at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 3, 2013
Tepco dealt another criminal complaint
Three people file a criminal complaint against Tokyo Electric Power and 32 executives, claiming they neglected to prevent radioactive water at Fukushima No. 1 from flowing into the ocean.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Sep 3, 2013
Nukes, terrorists, intel gaps: U.S. 'black budget' shows extent of distrust toward Pakistan
The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including al-Qaida, North Korea and Iran. But top-secret budget documents reveal an equally intense focus on one purported ally: Pakistan, which appears at the top of charts listing critical U.S. intelligence gaps.
JAPAN
Sep 1, 2013
Oi reactor checks to temporarily halt nuclear power generation
The nation's only two fully operational nuclear reactors will be suspended for routine maintenance checks this month, shutting down all atomic power generation for only the second time in recent memory.

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