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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

​Leaking Fukushima containers could lead to hydrogen explosions(RT)

​Leaking Fukushima containers could lead to hydrogen explosions(RT)

Containers holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of hydrogen explosions, with 10 percent of them found to be leaking. As many as 333 containers may be defective, according to TEPCO. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions(Japan Today)

Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions(Japan Today)

GENEVA —Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea’s import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge(Japan Today)

U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge(Japan Today)

BARCELONA —The U.N.‘s Green Climate Fund can start deciding where to deploy its cash following the signing of an agreement with the Japanese government that means it will have enough money to begin operating. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 7.China & Asia

Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one (Japan Times)

Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one (Japan Times)

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the results of a review of energy production costs, which concluded that nuclear will remain the cheapest alternative for Japan over the next 15 years while pointing out that the calculations took into consideration the government’s new safety measures. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Container for Fukushima waste found without gas venting holes(Kyodo)

Container for Fukushima waste found without gas venting holes(Kyodo)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) revealed on May 22 that one of its containers for waste liquid remaining after the processing of contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant did not have the necessary holes in its lid for venting out gas. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan aims for space solar power(Nikkei)

Japan aims for space solar power(Nikkei)

JUNYA IWAI, Nikkei staff writer: TOKYO — Japan thinks outer space might offer a solution to its dire energy issue. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy