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Graduating with Hope(NHK)

Graduating with Hope(NHK)

  Students in Fukushima prefecture are trying to see past the challenges of the present and envision a promising future. Some had their studies interrupted when the earthquake and tsunami triggered the nuclear accident in 2011.(Ryo Asami) … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank(Japan Today)

Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan on Tuesday ruled out any immediate plan to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), categorically denying a news report that its ambassador to China said Tokyo is likely to take part. … Read entire article »

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

Ex-U.S. nuclear chief tritium water at Fukushima No. 1 can be dumped safely(Japan Times)

Ex-U.S. nuclear chief tritium water at Fukushima No. 1 can be dumped safely(Japan Times)

A former chief U.S. nuclear regulator asserted Tuesday that the massive volumes of tritium-tainted water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant can be “safely” dumped into the sea after it is diluted to reduce the levels of radioactive tritium below the legal limit. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

IAEA will probe Fukushima Daiichi water leak(NHK)

IAEA will probe Fukushima Daiichi water leak(NHK)

Experts from the UN nuclear agency will visit the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant to examine the handling of contaminated water leaks by the plant’s operator. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Gov’t wants ratio of nuclear power to total output to exceed 20% in 2030(Mainichi)

Gov’t wants ratio of nuclear power to total output to exceed 20% in 2030(Mainichi)

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry told a panel of experts on March 30 that the ratio of nuclear power generation to the country’s total electricity production will exceed 20 percent in 2030. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, 9.Energy

JAIC Starts Construction of 1.02MW Solar Plant in Miyagi(SPPB)

JAIC Starts Construction of 1.02MW Solar Plant in Miyagi(SPPB)

Japan Asia Investment Co Ltd (JAIC) announced March 20, 2015, that it has started the construction of a solar power plant with an output of about 1.02MW in Motoyoshi-chou, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy

New device to see through damaged reactor unveiled(NHK)

New device to see through damaged reactor unveiled(NHK)

A team of scientists has unveiled a new device that will help them get a clearer look inside reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant by using elementary particles called muons. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident