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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

31 climbers found in ‘cardiac arrest’ on erupting volcano (Japan Today)

31 climbers found in ‘cardiac arrest’ on erupting volcano (Japan Today)

OTAKI —Thirty-one climbers were feared dead after being found Sunday near the peak of a volcano which erupted Saturday without warning, spewing ash, rocks and steam. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

Govt. drafts bill on Fukushima radioactive waste (NHK)

Govt. drafts bill on Fukushima radioactive waste (NHK)

The Japanese government has drawn up a bill that will ensure radioactive waste stored in Fukushima Prefecture is removed within 30 years. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Tokyo elementary school leads the way on education for sustainable development (Mainichi)

Tokyo elementary school leads the way on education for sustainable development (Mainichi)

A Tokyo elementary school affiliated with a UNESCO program for education for sustainable development (ESD) is leading the way with cross-subject environmental education. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, unclassified

Gov’t trying to confirm report 9 Japanese have joined Islamic State (Japan Today)

Gov’t trying to confirm report 9 Japanese have joined Islamic State (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Nine Japanese nationals have joined Islamic State, Japan’s former Air Self-Defense Force chief Toshio Tamogami quoted a senior Israeli government official as saying, but the government’s top spokesman said on Friday it had not confirmed the information. … Read entire article »

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Rice husks to fuel Ajinomoto’s Thai plant (Nikkei)

Rice husks to fuel Ajinomoto’s Thai plant (Nikkei)

TOKYO — Japanese seasonings maker Ajinomoto will introduce a heat and power system that uses rice husks as fuel at its factory in the Thai province of Ayutthaya. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy

Tears, hopeful promises of reunion as Tepco workers evacuated Fukushima No. 1(Japan Times)

Tears, hopeful promises of reunion as Tepco workers evacuated Fukushima No. 1(Japan Times)

FUKUSHIMA – This is the 12th in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. Job titles and ages are as of March 2011. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident