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NUCLEAR

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 22, 2013
Tests don't end provocation pause: U.S.
North Korea's test-firings of six short-range projectiles in three days may not reflect a return to a pattern of provocations by Kim Jong Un's regime, according to the U.S. military's top spokesman.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
May 21, 2013
Fukushima No. 1 can't keep its head above tainted water
More than two years into the triple-meltdown crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, workers continue to wage a desperate battle to keep the stricken reactors cool while trying to contain the 400 tons of radioactive water produced by the process each day.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 21, 2013
New Delhi cracks down on foreign-funded NGOs
Amid an intensifying crackdown on nongovernmental groups that receive foreign funding, Indian activists are accusing the government of stifling their right to dissent in the world's largest democracy.
EDITORIALS
May 20, 2013
Tsuruga reactor's active fault
The identification of a geological fracture zone beneath a Tsuruga nuclear plant reactor as an active fault may force the decommissioning of the reactor in Fukui Prefecture.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
May 19, 2013
Fukushima photos focus on what can't be seen
Photographer Tomoki Imai has been a blur of activity since we reached the lookout point halfway up 601-meter Mount Higakure in the Futaba district of Fukushima Prefecture.
EDITORIALS
May 18, 2013
Shut Monju down permanently
The Abe government should give up on the trouble-plagued Monju fast-breeder reactor project after the Nuclear Regulation Authority cited safety management problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 17, 2013
Nuke foes start hunger strike at METI
Opponents of nuclear power started a hunger strike Thursday to press the government to drop a lawsuit demanding they remove their tents from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
JAPAN
May 14, 2013
NRA wants Monju to remain shut down
The Monju fast-breeder reactor in Fukui will stay closed because the Japan Atomic Energy Agency is too inept to manage it, the Nuclear Regulation Authority says.
JAPAN
May 14, 2013
Abe eyes nuclear push in Europe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit Poland in June to promote Japan's nuclear power technology in Eastern Europe, a government source said Monday.
JAPAN
May 13, 2013
A-bomb survivor passes on wisdom to Fukushima kids
A-bomb survivors are finding ways to support youths in Fukushima so they don't grow up feeling like society abandoned them over radiation fears.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2013
Terrorist drill held for Fukushima nuclear plant
Police and the Japan Coast Guard conducted a joint drill Saturday to prepare for a possible terrorist attack on the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
JAPAN
May 12, 2013
Nagasaki firms warned for sending workers to stricken nuke plant
The Nagasaki Labor Bureau has recently warned three local staff agencies for illegally dispatching more than 500 plumbing workers to the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant last year, it was learned Saturday.
JAPAN
May 12, 2013
NRA asks Kepco to recheck Oi safety
The Nuclear Regulation Authority has asked Kansai Electric Power Co. to re-examine the seismic resistance of its Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture on the assumption that three active faults around it might move in tandem during a quake.
EDITORIALS
May 9, 2013
New nuclear safety standards
One problem with the draft of new safety standards for nuclear power plants is that the job of anticipating the highest possible tsunami is left to each power company.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 8, 2013
U.S., South Korea show united front on North Korea
U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korea's new leader warn North Korea against further nuclear provocations, with Obama declaring that the days when Pyongyang could 'create a crisis and elicit concessions' were over.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2013
Nuclear regulators assemble for three-day meeting
Nuclear regulators from nine countries including Japan, the United States and South Korea gathered Monday in Tokyo for a three-day meeting to discuss their responses to the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
May 5, 2013
Yakuza links put nation at added nuclear risk
On April 15, two alleged terrorists in Boston killed three people, injured more than 170 others and terrified a nation — for about $100 it cost them to modify pressure cookers into bombs. We should be glad they didn't come to Japan, where they may have been able to explode a ready-made nuclear...
JAPAN
May 3, 2013
NRA to open new study on role 3/11 quake played in damaging No. 1 plant
The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to open a more thorough investigation into whether critical safety equipment at one of the reactors in the Fukushima No. 1 power plant was damaged before the complex was hit by tsunami in March 2011.
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Apr 29, 2013
Nuclear arms card for Japan
The Foreign Ministry has been conducting clandestine studies about the potential development of nuclear weapons in Japan, and the U.S. is nervous about it.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2013
Kepco mulls Takahama plant restart
Kansai Electric hopes to apply for government permission in July to restart reactors 3 and 4 at its Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.

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