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NUCLEAR

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.
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2013
U.S. alarmed by nuclear recycling plan
U.S. officials and experts have expressed strong reservations about the plan to operate a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori to recover fissionable plutonium while most of the nation's reactors remain shuttered, a Japan Atomic Energy Commission member said.
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2013
Swiss ask Japan to join antinuclear statement
Japan has been asked by Switzerland to endorse a joint statement to be issued by the preparatory committee for the next Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review meeting, urging that atomic weapons not be used under any circumstances, government sources said Sunday.
JAPAN
Apr 19, 2013
Abe calls for cranking up political pressure on North Korea
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for ratcheting up international pressure on North Korea in light of escalating provocations by Pyongyang, which include threats of military action.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 19, 2013
China-Pakistan nuclear axis defies nonproliferation aims
The China-Pakistan relationship may be the only one where a nuclear-armed state has passed on fissile material and a bomb design to a nonnuclear weapons state.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2013
Oi reactors face new NRA safety regimen
The Nuclear Regulation Authority will start the process Friday to assess whether the nation's two operating reactors can meet new safety requirements coming into force in July.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 18, 2013
Blame Western 'demonists' for Pyongyang's belligerence
Demonists never sleep. They concoct fantasies almost daily over a North Korea that almost certainly only wants to protect itself from the threat of U.S. attack.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2013
Oi reactors can remain online, court says
In a key decision likely to affect efforts to restart the nation's nuclear power plants, the Osaka District Court ruled Tuesday that two reactors in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, are operating under rational safety standards and that it is not clear there is a concrete danger posed by their location near active...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 16, 2013
Yeonpyeong attack raised South Korea's resolve
North Korea's fatal artillery attack on the border island of Yeonpyeong over two years ago uprooted old wooden houses from their foundations. One shell punctured the concrete side of a soccer stadium, another struck a rooftop oil tank. Residents rushed to underground bunkers, and when they emerged hours...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Apr 16, 2013
Tokyo: Do you have a message for young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un?
Get a hobby. Play less Battleships. Kim should take up something else, such as darts. He really needs to show his generals who is boss, and needs to be a little more refined in how he demonstrates his power.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2013
U.S. will protect allies, Kerry assures Tokyo
U.S. State Secretary John Kerry tells top officials in Tokyo that Washington is committed to defending Japan and South Korea against North Korea.
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Apr 15, 2013
Online, Chinese heap scorn on North Korea
The views posted on Chinese Internet sites about the diplomatic faceoff with long-term ally North Korea have been anything but diplomatic.
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 15, 2013
South Korea bolsters security of nuclear plant network
The state-run operator of South Korea's nuclear power plants has separated its internal computer network from the Internet in an effort to guard against possible North Korean cyber attacks, Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday.
JAPAN
Apr 15, 2013
Aviation bureau mistakenly sends missile alert to airports after Saturday quake
Aviation bureau mistakenly reports a North Korean missile launch after the biggest earthquake in west Japan has experienced since 1995.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Apr 14, 2013
Tabloids sharpen claws for North Korea's 'X-Day'
Three months before the present crisis on the Korean peninsula, Shukan Jitsuwa (Jan. 24) ran an uncharacteristically astute article predicting that in addition to potential for armed conflict with China over the disputed Senkaku Islands, North Korea, under its inexperienced young leader Kim Jong Un, posed a serious threat to Japan.
EDITORIALS
Apr 13, 2013
Another failure with Iran
Another round of talks among concerned nations over Iran's nuclear intentions goes nowhere. What accounts for Tehran's tenacity the past decade?

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