Tag - nuclear



Aug 7, 2013
'No more hibakusha' takes on new meaning after 3/11
A Japanese scholar writes of his outrage in 2011 over the realization that the Fukushima nuclear plant accidents would produce a new generation of hibakusha.
Aug 7, 2013
Iran ready for 'serious negotiations' on nuclear program, says new president Rouhani
In his first news conference since taking office, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, the man known as the 'diplomat sheik,' reiterated his willingness to participate in nuclear negotiations with the international community but stopped short of saying he would welcome direct talks with the United States.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2013
Hiroshima mayor skeptical of Abe atomic arms vow
At the ceremony Tuesday marking the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to do whatever he can to achieve a world without nuclear arms and to offer better support to atomic-bomb survivors fighting radiation-caused health problems.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 5, 2013
Iran's Rouhani sworn in as president, vows shift in relations with West
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed through the end of the week as a precaution, the State Department announces.
Japan Times
Aug 3, 2013
Iran's Rouhani faces pressure over economy
Iran's economy is showing signs of foundering just as the country prepares to inaugurate its first new president in eight years, with Western sanctions cutting ever deeper into the Islamic republic's financial lifelines and increasing pressure for a nuclear deal with the West.
Aug 3, 2013
Huge leak of tritium feared in Fukushima
Tokyo Electric Power Co. says an estimated 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of tritium from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant may have flowed into the Pacific Ocean since May 2011.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 2, 2013
Slow reactor restart process rattles energy markets as uranium piles up
Uranium prices are showing little sign of recovery after sinking to their lowest levels in more than seven years amid a glut of the radioactive metal and speculation Japan will delay restarting its reactors.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2013
Queen's secret speech for WWIII revealed
British government files from 1983, opened to the public for the first time Wednesday, include an official's view of the message Queen Elizabeth II would have broadcast to the nation in the event of World War III.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 31, 2013
Hiroshima, Nagasaki differ on urging Japan to oppose nuke weapon use
Hiroshima and Nagasaki will adopt differing approaches in urging the government to join a group of countries endorsing a statement against the use of nuclear weapons in upcoming events to mark the 1945 atomic bombings, according to their mayors.
Jul 27, 2013
Fukushima trench water crisis returns
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that the trench problem at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has cropped up again and is sending highly radioactive water into the sea.
Jul 26, 2013
Time to take over Daiichi?
Rather than rely on Tepco and a bare bones staff of regulators, it's time that the Japanese government consider taking control of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Jul 26, 2013
The MOX fuel conundrum
Power companies' attempt to use mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in some of their nuclear reactors deepens the conundrum in which Japan's power industry finds itself.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2013
Beware your heroes and heed the lesson of stargazer Galileo Galilei
A scene from "The Life of Galilei" seems to encapsulate the dilemma Japan faces as it gropes for new leadership.
Jul 19, 2013
MHI hit for U.S. nuclear plant flaw
A California electric utility formally initiated a dispute Thursday with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. over defective steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which was retired early.
Jul 18, 2013
80% think another nuke disaster 'probable': poll
Many in Japan believe the risk of another nuclear crisis is high unless all the reactors are shut down, a recent survey suggests.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 16, 2013
Kan sues Abe for 3/11 defamation
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan sues Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for defamation, saying he has no grounds to accuse him of mismanaging the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Jul 13, 2013
Iodine tablets no prevention
To require local governments to keep enough potassium iodide pills on hand in the event of another nuclear disaster could give people a false sense of security.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2013
Did late No. 1 plant head avert or facilitate nuclear crisis?
When Masao Yoshida met reporters from major media outlets for the first time on Dec. 12, 2011, the then-chief manager of the Fukushima No. 1 plant left a strange impression on those present.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2013
Pro-nuke LDP's candidate quiet on Ehime reactor restart bid
On the far western edge of Shikoku, Ehime's Sada Misaki Peninsula juts out into the Seto Inland Sea. It's a long sliver of land home to several species of hawk and several varieties of the prefecture's famous "mikan" oranges.
Jul 9, 2013
Film blasts export of atomic plant
A documentary film criticizing Japan's export of a nuclear power plant to Vietnam that has impacted a small village will be screened this weekend at the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival.


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