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NUCLEAR

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?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 12, 2013
Disaster did little to shake up status quo, expert says
Disappointing expectations that the megaquake and tsunami two years ago — and subsequent nuclear calamity — would trigger a rebirth of politics and government, Japan's key policies remain largely unchanged, says Richard Samuels, director of the Center for International Studies at Massachusetts...
EDITORIALS
Apr 12, 2013
Students are not political pawns
A Japanese board of education had no business trying to making scapegoats of students at a pro-North Korea school because of Pyongyang's policies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2013
Kishida, Kerry vow to enhance cooperation to block nuclear Korea
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday shared concern over North Korea's intensifying provocations and agreed to enhance cooperation, including financial sanctions, to prevent the reclusive country from going nuclear.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 11, 2013
Pyongyang-Tehran military ties test nuclear nonproliferation regime
Circumstantial evidence and a growing number of reports suggest that North Korea and Iran are sharing advances in nuclear and missile technology.
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2013
New NRA safety standards may impact reactor restarts
The nuclear watchdog's planned new safety standards to deal with serious atomic crises in the event of natural disasters may affect the restart of idled reactors.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 10, 2013
North Korea's U.S. diplomatic channel fades
Han Song Ryol, the North Korean diplomat who serves as his country's principal liaison with the United States, has spent the better part of the past two decades exploring the prospects for a normalized bilateral relationship with Washington.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 10, 2013
Why South Korea has already won
Pop stars, bourgeois lifestyle commentary and funny videos often seem to interest young South Koreans more than the latest provocation by the North.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 8, 2013
After days of escalating threats, China makes veiled criticism of ally North Korea
Responding to regional worries over North Korea's bellicose threats, China on Sunday expressed concern and what appeared to be veiled criticism of its longtime ally.
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 8, 2013
With latest tensions, Seoul puts North at arm's length
Despite years of tensions, a majority of South Koreans have long clung to a cautiously optimistic vision for their peninsula's future. Even if North and South Korea weren't one day unified, the thinking went, the countries would at least be connected by joint business ventures and rail lines, with some...
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 7, 2013
Doomsday Clock designer Langsdorf dies at 96
Martyl Langsdorf, the artist who designed the Doomsday Clock, dies in Illinois at the age of 96.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2013
Fukushima tank springs major leak
Around 120 tons of contaminated water with 710 billion becquerels of radioactivity probably leaked into the ground under the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, Tepco says.
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2013
Deployment of Global Hawk in Japan mulled
Tokyo and Washington may deploy the Global Hawk, a high-altitude U.S. reconnaissance drone, in Aomori Prefecture to increase surveillance of North Korea.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 6, 2013
Cameron uses Korean crisis to defend nuclear arsenal
Prime Minister David Cameron warned against any move to abandon the U.K.'s submarine-based nuclear weapons, citing a growing threat from North Korea and Iran as his Liberal Democrat coalition partners consider scaling back the missile program.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 3, 2013
Defusing the North Korean crisis
Asia-Pacific allies and security partners of the U.S. are scrutinizing every move made by Washington as North Korea threatens to strike South Korea.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Apr 1, 2013
North Korea secrecy fuels suspicions of bomb design
U.S. officials and independent experts say North Korea appears to have taken unusual steps to conceal details about the nuclear weapon it tested last month, fueling suspicions that its scientists shifted to a bomb design that uses highly enriched uranium as the core.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 29, 2013
Obama reveals support for 'strong Jewish state'
Operation Desert Schmooze, President Barack Obama's two-day charm offensive in Jerusalem last week, achieved its central goal of convincing Israelis that the U.S. president doesn't have horns.
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2013
Tohoku Electric axes planned Fukushima nuclear plant
Tohoku Electric Power drops its plan to build a new nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 28, 2013
Asian pivot key to rebooting nuclear disarmament efforts
To break the deadlock over nuclear disarmament, the U.S. must transform negotiations with Russia into a trilateral framework that includes China.

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