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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.
EDITORIALS
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
JAPAN
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
JAPAN / Politics / GAME OF NUMBERS
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.
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2013
NRA starts accepting applications for reactor restarts
Japan restarts its vetting procedure for restarting nuclear reactors after adopting new safety regulations to reflect the lessons learned from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 8, 2013
World's 'toughest nuclear safety standards' take effect
Japan on Monday ushered in what regulators call the world's toughest safety standards for atomic power plants, determined to prevent another disaster like the March 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 complex.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jul 7, 2013
Explosive costs hamper U.S. effort to dispose of nuclear arms
Costs can explode like fireworks when it comes to disposing of nuclear weapons.
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2013
Japan, Uzbekistan to conduct joint uranium exploration
Japan and Uzbekistan will conduct joint exploration for uranium in the Central Asian country in the hope of securing stable supplies with an eye to restarting Japan's nuclear power plants, industry ministry officials announced.
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2013
Fukushima a 'blueprint' for terrorists, IAEA warns
The catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, which forced the relocation of 160,000 people, may provide a new blueprint for terrorists seeking to inflict mass disruption, security analysts tell a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jul 2, 2013
Nuclear safety rules put onus on utilities
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on July 8 will begin enforcing new safety standards at atomic power stations, more than two years after Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 plant experienced three reactor core meltdowns.
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2013
Melted fuel removal at Fukushima plant seen optimistically starting in 2020
Work to remove melted fuel from the three crippled reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could start in 2020, the government and Tepco optimistically say.
EDITORIALS
Jun 28, 2013
New nuclear safety standards
Four power companies are expected to apply to restart up to 12 nuclear reactors under newly approved nuclear safety and emergency-response standards.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2013
JAEA map shows early iodine fallout
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency discloses a radiation map showing how iodine-131 likely spread in the early stages of the Fukushima meltdowns, a development that could help doctors locate unsuspecting cancer victims.
EDITORIALS
Jun 26, 2013
Mr. Obama rekindles nuclear dream
Japan, despite its reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella, must emphasize to the U.S. that it supports international agreements to reduce nuclear arsenals.
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2013
Level of radioactive tritium rising in harbor at Fukushima plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has seen a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the harbor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 24, 2013
Rowhani victory buys time for Iran
Hassan Rowhani's presidential election win has exposed a rift among Iran's democratic forces, yet has bought Tehran time on the nuclear issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2013
NRA shows off its new crisis center
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Thursday showed the media its new Emergency Response Center, where data will be gathered and decisions made if another Fukushima-like disaster strikes.
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2013
Act on denuclearization, then we'll talk: U.S., Japan, South tell North
Japan, the United States and South Korea have agreed that North Korea should take action on denuclearization before the six-party talks on its nuclear threat can resume, a senior Japanese official said.
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2013
NRA eyes allowing Japan's two operating reactors to remain online through September
The two nuclear reactors currently in operation in Japan have no serious safety problems in light of new regulations taking effect in July, regulators say in a draft assessment report.

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