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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

More needed than NRA safety nod (Japan Times)

More needed than NRA safety nod (Japan Times)

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has effectively given the safety clearance for restarting Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s idled Sendai Nuclear Power Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture — the first under power plant safety standards updated a year ago. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Steel mill worker reveals blocking view of U.S. aircraft on day of Nagasaki atomic bombing (Mainichi)

Steel mill worker reveals blocking view of U.S. aircraft on day of Nagasaki atomic bombing (Mainichi)

KITAKYUSHU, Fukuoka — As the 69th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing approaches, a former mill worker in the present-day city of Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, spoke about his untold story on how he burned coal tar to block the view of U.S. aircraft as they were about to drop the A-bomb on the city. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Underscores Need to Actively Seek Out and Act on New Information About Nuclear Plant Hazards, Says New NAS Report (NAS)

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Underscores Need to Actively Seek Out and Act on New Information About Nuclear Plant Hazards, Says New NAS Report (NAS)

WASHINGTON – A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear plants.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan must eliminate misogyny in workforce: UNDP chief (Japan Today)

Japan must eliminate misogyny in workforce: UNDP chief (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan must work to “eliminate misogyny” if it wants to draw more women into the workforce as part of a wider bid to stimulate the economy, said the head of the United Nations Development Program. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, unclassified

Toyota’s hydrogen car may come with ¥3 million rebate (Japan Times)

Toyota’s hydrogen car may come with ¥3 million rebate (Japan Times)

Japan is raising the bar for subsidizing zero-emission cars as incentives may exceed ¥3 million a vehicle for Toyota Motor Corp.’s first hydrogen-powered sedan. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, 9.Energy

A Tokyo doctor who has moved to western Japan urges fellow doctors to promote radiation protection: A message from Dr. Mita to his colleagues in Kodaira, Tokyo (WNSCR)

A Tokyo doctor who has moved to western Japan urges fellow doctors to promote radiation protection: A message from Dr. Mita to his colleagues in Kodaira, Tokyo (WNSCR)

Doctor Shigeru Mita, who recently moved to Okayama-city, Okayama prefecture, to open a new clinic there, wrote a short essay in the newsletter published by Association of Doctors in Kodaira, metropolitan Tokyo. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident