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“Abita”, animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside (Vimeo)

“Abita”,   animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside (Vimeo)

“Abita”,   animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside   because of the radioactivity. About their dreams and realities. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

NRA receives 17,000 comments about plant restart (NHK)

NRA receives 17,000 comments about plant restart (NHK)

Japan’s nuclear regulator has received about 17,000 comments from the public on restarting a nuclear plant in southwestern Japan. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

TEPCO struggling to freeze radioactive water (NHK)

TEPCO struggling to freeze radioactive water (NHK)

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is planning to try another method to freeze radiation-contaminated water in underground tunnels. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Sumitomo Mitsui spreading its weight in Southeast Asia (Nikkei)

Sumitomo Mitsui spreading its weight in Southeast Asia (Nikkei)

SINGAPORE — Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. is teaming up with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) to induce Japanese companies to use the city-state more for R&D. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 7.China & Asia

Tokyo to mull blanket smoking ban at restaurants (Japan News)

Tokyo to mull blanket smoking ban at restaurants (Japan News)

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe suggested Sunday that the metropolitan government will consider a blanket smoking ban at restaurants in the capital before it hosts the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, unclassified

Japan resumes exporting Fukushima rice after 2011 nuclear crisis, at first to Singapore (Mainichi)

Japan resumes exporting Fukushima rice after 2011 nuclear crisis, at first to Singapore  (Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Exporting of rice grown in Fukushima Prefecture has resumed after it was halted in the wake of the nuclear crisis in 2011 and concerns about radiation contamination, a national agricultural cooperative said Monday. … Read entire article »

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Gov’t to lift evacuation advisory for part of town near fukushima-nuclear-plant (Japan Today)

Gov’t to lift evacuation advisory for part of town near fukushima-nuclear-plant (Japan Today)

TOKYO —The government has decided to lift its evacuation advisory for part of the town of Kawauchi which lies within 20 kilometers of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. … Read entire article »

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