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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

New Climate Bonds Senior Fellow: Motoko Aizawa, expert in standard setting, ex-IFC & leading figure Equator Principles dvlpt,to be on Climate Bonds Standard(CBI)

New Climate Bonds Senior Fellow: Motoko Aizawa, expert in standard setting, ex-IFC & leading figure Equator Principles dvlpt,to be on Climate Bonds Standard(CBI)

As of November 1, 2014, Motoko Aizawa will join the Climate Bond Initiative as Senior Fellow and advise on further development of the Climate Bond Standards scheme. And what a catch she is! … Read entire article »

Filed under: 4. Asset management & Pension, 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Panel likely to drop plan to check nuclear workers(NHK)

Panel likely to drop plan to check nuclear workers(NHK)

A panel to Japan’s nuclear regulator will likely shelve proposals for a system of criminal record checks and other screenings of workers at nuclear facilities designed to prevent terrorism. Facility operators will likely run background checks instead. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan’s power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles(Japan Today)

Japan’s power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles(Japan Today)

TOKYO —After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan’s nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy

U.N. climate chief urges Japan to slash emissions, and to shell out $1 billion(Kyodo)

U.N. climate chief urges Japan to slash emissions, and to shell out $1 billion(Kyodo)

BONN – Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, has urged Japan to set an ambitious goal of emission cuts from 2020 and contribute over $1 billion to a new fund for combating global warming. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Ex-vice governor likely to win Fukushima gubernatorial election(Japan Times)

Ex-vice governor likely to win Fukushima gubernatorial election(Japan Times)

FUKUSHIMA – Former Fukushima Vice Gov. Masao Uchibori appeared set for victory in the Fukushima gubernatorial election Sunday, the first since the 2011 nuclear disaster in the prefecture, defeating five other candidates, according to Kyodo News projections. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

Woman urged to repay nuke disaster compensation after she enters college outside Fukushima(Mainichi)

Woman urged to repay nuke disaster compensation after she enters college outside Fukushima(Mainichi)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has demanded that a 21-year-old woman repay roughly 9 million yen of the 16 million yen in compensation she received over the Fukushima nuclear disaster, which left her family home in an off-limits zone, it has been learned. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident