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NUCLEAR

Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2013
Greenpeace wants nuclear plant suppliers held accountable for Fukushima crisis
Greenpeace launches an online campaign saying nuclear power plant manufacturers should be held accountable for the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 20, 2013
An uphill battle to reduce U.S. nuclear arsenal
President Barack Obama will have a harder time getting some Senate Republicans to agree to new reductions in nuclear arsenals than he will Moscow.
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2013
Faults may be active under Aomori plant
Significant portions of major geological faults running under Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Higashidori nuclear plant in Aomori Prefecture are probably active, a Nuclear Regulation Authority panel says.
EDITORIALS
Feb 19, 2013
NRA secretariat must halt collusion
In the past, collusive relations existed between Japan's nuclear regulation organizations and the power industry. The latest incident involving the NRA secretariat shows that such collusive relations have not been eradicated.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 19, 2013
Living with a nuclear N. Korea
Just as it is unwise to corner a dangerous animal, it is unwise to alienate a burgeoning nuclear power. We need to try a different approach with North Korea — one that recognizes reality, however unpleasant that reality might be.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Feb 17, 2013
Nuclear dispute shapes fight over future of fading town
This superbly told tale about the waxing and waning fortunes of Kaminoseki town over the past four centuries presents some interesting local counterpoints to the more familiar national narrative.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 17, 2013
North Korea's drive for mini nukes raises alarm
Following North Korea's third nuclear test last week, Japanese officials have expressed concern about the reclusive state's possible progress toward fitting a miniaturized nuclear warhead atop a medium-range missile.
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2013
Diet approves NRA commissioners
The Lower House on Thursday formally approved the appointment of five experts who have been serving as the Nuclear Regulation Authority's commissioners since September.
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2013
Hiroshima, Nagasaki mayors, abductees' kin decry North Korea's nuclear test
Mayors of the only two cities ever attacked with atomic weapons, survivors of the explosions in 1945 and relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korean agents blasted Pyongyang on Tuesday for conducting its third nuclear test despite strong international calls not to do so.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 14, 2013
Abe, Lee vow unity against North Korean threat
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Lee Myung Bak said Wednesday that they will coordinate closely with each other and the United States in dealing with North Korea, which conducted its third nuclear test Tuesday, a Japanese official said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 14, 2013
Pianist Yazawa looks to the past to find security in the future
Pianist Tomoko Yazawa always thinks about her music with the future in mind. However, for her latest album, "Playing in the Dark," she made a rare diversion into the past — specifically, France at the end of the 19th century.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 13, 2013
Japan presses for tougher sanctions
Denouncing the latest nuclear test by North Korea, Japan calls on the U.N. Security Council to impose more severe sanctions against Pyongyang.
EDITORIALS
Feb 13, 2013
North Korea's reckless test
North Korea apparently has carried out its third nuclear explosion test since 2006, defying international efforts to keep it from becoming a nuclear power.
JAPAN
Feb 12, 2013
North Korea appears to have conducted nuclear test: Yonhap report
An artificial earthquake has been detected in North Korea, in a possible indication that the country has carried out its third underground nuclear test, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday morning.
JAPAN
Feb 12, 2013
Senior LDP lawmaker urges a swift decision on fate of offline reactors
A senior lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party says it is necessary for the government to determine whether to resume nuclear plant operations at an early date.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2013
Evacuee suits target Tepco, government
Fukushima residents forced out of their homes by the nuclear crisis plan to file group damages suits against the government and Tepco on the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 8, 2013
U.S. may restore North Korea to list of terrorist states
The United States is considering re-designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism in the event Pyongyang conducts another nuclear test.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2013
Chubu Electric simulates tsunami for drill at Shizuoka nuclear plant
About 700 employees of Chubu Electric Power Co. participated in a drill Friday simulating complete loss of electricity at its Hamaoka nuclear plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 8, 2013
How to cope when home is where the radiation is?
When she hears the phrase "a sense of home," filmmaker Michale Boganim always endures a wave of sadness. "Home can mean a whole lot of things, but to me it has connotations of displacement and loss," she tells The Japan Times. "I come from a family that was always moving around, and even as we were moving, I'd be wondering what a real home was, and about laying down roots. It's a theme I'll always be exploring."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 8, 2013
'Land of Oblivion'
It's 1996. Anya (Olga Kurylenko) works as a guide on a tour bus that takes people through Pripyat, a town located just 3 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The tourists, all of varying ages and nationalities, listen somewhat bored to Anya's descriptions of April 26, 1986, a decade earlier, when the entire region was drenched in a cold, hard rain and sinister dense smoke rose out of the power plant chimneys.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on