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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 »

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344 displaced residents from Minamisoma sue TEPCO (Japan Today)

344 displaced residents from Minamisoma sue TEPCO (Japan Today)

TOKYO —A group of 344 former residents of Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture are suing Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) for more than 6 billion yen in compensation for being forced to leave their homes due to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. … Read entire article »

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Govt. to lift last ‘hot spot’ evacuation adisory(NHK)

Govt. to lift last ‘hot spot’ evacuation adisory(NHK)

The Japanese government is set to lift the last of its evacuation advisories in Fukushima Prefecture for so-called “hot spots” with high radiation levels. … Read entire article »

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Plan to truck Fukushima radioactive soil, waste is put on hold(Japan Times)

Plan to truck Fukushima radioactive soil, waste is put on hold(Japan Times)

The government has given up on an earlier plan, slated to start in January, to transport radioactive soil and other waste from decontamination work following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to nearby towns, sources close to the matter said Sunday. … Read entire article »

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Nuclear fuel removal operation finishes at Fukushima No. 4 reactor (Mainichi)

Nuclear fuel removal operation finishes at Fukushima No. 4 reactor (Mainichi)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) removed the final four fuel rods from the spent fuel pool in the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant on Dec. 20 — one year ahead of schedule. … Read entire article »

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TEPCO expects 227 bil. yen pretax profit in FY 2014(Mainichi)

TEPCO expects 227 bil. yen pretax profit in FY 2014(Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it expects to record a group pretax profit of 227 billion yen for the current business year ending March on the strength of deeper cost-cutting, remaining in the black for the second straight year. … Read entire article »

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S.Korean experts visit Fukushima Daiichi plant(NHK)

S.Korean experts visit Fukushima Daiichi plant(NHK)

South Korean experts have visited the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to study the possible resumption of seafood imports from Fukushima and other prefectures. … Read entire article »

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