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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

Fishers submit request over TEPCO wastewater plan(NHK)

Fishers submit request over TEPCO wastewater plan(NHK)

Japanese fishers have demanded that the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant gain their understanding before releasing decontaminated water into the sea. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Chubu Electric applies with NRA to build dry storage facility at Hamaoka nuclear plant(Mainichi)

Chubu Electric applies with NRA to build dry storage facility at Hamaoka nuclear plant(Mainichi)

Chubu Electric Power Co. applied with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on Jan. 26 for permission to build a dry storage facility for spent nuclear fuel from the No. 4 reactor at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Bay of Bengal seabed to be drilled in Himalaya research(Japan News)

Bay of Bengal seabed to be drilled in Himalaya research(Japan News)

Japan, the United States and other countries will start a large-scale exploration at the bottom of the Bay of Bengal in February to try to find clues behind the origin of the Himalayas, which are often called “the roof of the world.” … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, unclassified

Japanese lender to serve as clearing bank for island’s domestic yen settlements(Nikkei)

Japanese lender to serve as clearing bank for island’s domestic yen settlements(Nikkei)

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s Central Bank-backed domestic foreign currency settlement services will begin to cover Japanese yen, starting Jan. 28, with Mizuho Bank being the clearing bank. … Read entire article »

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

No. of overweight children in Fukushima on the rise(Japan Today)

No. of overweight children in Fukushima on the rise(Japan Today)

TOKYO —A recent nationwide study conducted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on the growth and development of children ranging from kindergartners to high school students has shown that Fukushima children have the highest percentage of overweight children in the country. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

More than 10,000 sue Asahi Shimbun over retracted ‘comfort women’ articles(Japan Times)

More than 10,000 sue Asahi Shimbun over retracted ‘comfort women’ articles(Japan Times)

More than 10,000 people are suing the country’s leading liberal newspaper over its coverage of the “comfort women” issue, which they say stained their reputations as Japanese nationals. … Read entire article »

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