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NUCLEAR

JAPAN
Mar 4, 2013
Japan's nuclear plants unlikely to restart operations this year: survey
Japan's atomic power plants are unlikely to be restarted by the end of the year because of the time it will take to complete safety checks under new the regulatory framework, a survey shows.
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2013
Collective exposure dose still remains high at Fukushima Daiichi
The annualized radiation exposure of workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex since last March was four times higher than before the triple meltdowns occurred, Tepco says.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2013
Nuclear agency updates disaster mitigation rules
The Nuclear Regulation Authority revises its disaster mitigation guidelines compiled in light of the Fukushima crisis by adding criteria for evacuation and other protective actions against radiation exposure.
EDITORIALS
Feb 21, 2013
Disclosure of nuclear crisis data
Over two years, the Nuclear Regulation Authority plans to make public up to 900,000 pages of documents about the Fukushima nuclear plant crisis.
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.

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