Tag - nuclear



Japan Times
Feb 7, 2013
Power goes out for minute at Oi nuclear plant
Power went out for one minute at reactor 3 of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture but the outage did not affect the unit's operation or cause a negative impact outside the facility, Kepco says.
Feb 5, 2013
Don't gut nuclear safety standards
New emergency safety standards planned for nuclear power plants from July are meeting resistance from a power industry worried about the costs.
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2013
Active fault to scuttle Tsuruga plant
The NRA's draft report on the Tsuruga atomic power plant states that the fault under reactor 2 is probably active, effectively condemning the complex to the scrap heap.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2013
North's missiles tied to Musharraf blunder
Jan 28, 2013
Federal probe of Stuxnet leak targets officials
Federal investigators looking into disclosures of classified information about a cyber-operation that targeted Iran's nuclear program have increased pressure on current and former senior government officials who are suspected of involvement, according to people familiar with the investigation. Prosecutors...
Jan 24, 2013
Faults may void Tepco's Niigata plant
Some of the faults running under the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa atomic plant, the world's biggest nuclear power complex, could be considered active under the new regulator's safety standards.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2013
Robot facility aims to aid nation in nuclear crisis
Japan Atomic Power Co. on Wednesday opened a facility in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, that will station remote-controlled robots and dispatch them in the event of a crisis at the nation's nuclear power plants.
Jan 23, 2013
NRA moves to require detailed measures against tsunami
The nuclear watchdog proposes requiring utilities to implement detailed measures to protect their atomic power plants from tsunami in a revision of current guidelines.
Jan 23, 2013
Kim's second test is Xi's first
North Korea's new supreme leader Kim Jong Un conducted two missile tests last year. The first, in April, failed. The second, in December, was by all accounts a huge success. But it was not just a test of North Korea's ability to put an object into space. Kim's second test was also the first test of the...
Jan 19, 2013
Filter issue clouds restart of BWRs
One of the Nuclear Regulation Authority's commissioners said that boiling-water reactors will not be allowed to resume operation unless they are equipped with filtered venting systems that can reduce the amount of radioactive particulates ejected during emergency venting.
Japan Times
Jan 14, 2013
Advising Abe on the wisdom of a nuclear restart
Readers offer some advice to the new prime minister on the contentious issue of nuclear power in post-3/11 Japan.
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2012
The year in quotes: 25 windows on the way things were in 2012
It was a year dominated by Japan's spats with its most powerful neighbors, China and South Korea, over tiny specks in the sea, and by national soul-searching over nuclear power and the calamity that struck Japan in March 2011. It ended with the stunning political resurrection of the Liberal Democratic...
Dec 1, 2012
Another suit filed to halt reactors at Kepco's over Oi nuclear plant
A lawsuit was filed Friday by 154 people in Fukui and other prefectures seeking to shut down the only nuclear reactors now in operation in Japan, at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s power plant in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, contending Kepco had the two units restarted before their safety was guaranteed.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 11, 2012
Fans irked by a nuclear-free Doraemon
The post-3/11 version of Japan's beloved robot cat now runs on ... magic?
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2012
Did hearings on Japan's energy future let public send clear nuclear signal?
The 11 government-sponsored hearings on what the public thinks the nation's future energy mix should be in light of the Fukushima nuclear crisis ended earlier this month to mixed reviews.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2012
Ryuichi Sakamoto gently rallies the troops for No Nukes 2012
The demonstrations against the restarting of the Oi nuclear power plant held recently on Friday nights outside Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's residence are very much directed at the occupant of that abode, but they are attracting attention around the world, too. One of their closest followers is a Japanese...
Jul 1, 2012
Ryuichi Sakamoto reminds Japanese what's the score on nuclear blame
"Keeping silent after Fukushima is barbaric," is how composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto recently made clear his proactive stance toward Japan's ongoing nuclear disaster.
Apr 26, 2012
Pyongyang firm on nukes, Antonio Inoki conveys
North Korea has no intention of abandoning its nuclear arms quest, even for the sake of U.S. aid, a senior Pyongyang ruling party official indicated to Antonio Inoki, a former pro wrestler and ex-Diet member, earlier this month.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2012
Taro Yamamoto: Actor in the spotlight of Japan's antinuke movement
On a rainy midwinter day, Taro Yamamoto stood with a small group of people in front of Shimokitazawa Station in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward and addressed passers-by in that artsy youth-culture hub.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / Longform
Jan 29, 2012
Fukushima casts a shadow over India's industrial boom
The ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima has quashed once ambitious plans for the construction of new reactors in Japan. The government does, however, remain committed to promoting exports of nuclear reactors and technology as it sees huge potential in overseas markets.


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