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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 »

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Tokyo finds high levels of radiation in children’s park(Reuters)

Tokyo finds high levels of radiation in children’s park(Reuters)

TOKYO (Reuters) – Authorities in the Japanese capital have cordoned off a playground where high levels of radiation were detected this week, reviving concerns about nuclear contamination four years after the Fukushima disaster. … Read entire article »

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If target confirmed, Japan would join Russia with an “inadequate” climate pledge, putting world on path to 3–4°C warming(Climate Action Tracker)

If target confirmed, Japan would join Russia with an “inadequate” climate pledge, putting world on path to 3–4°C warming(Climate Action Tracker)

Japan could be able to meet its (as yet unofficial) 2030 emissions reduction target of 20% below 2013 levels by 2030 without having to implement any new policies, the Climate Action Tracker said today. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

TEPCO’s Decommissioning Chief in Fukushima admits uncertainty of their operation(NHK)

TEPCO’s Decommissioning Chief in Fukushima admits uncertainty of their operation(NHK)

(Masuda) We have no idea about the debris. We don’t know its shape or strength. … Read entire article »

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Japan’s CO2 emissions 2nd highest on record in fiscal 2014(Japan Today)

Japan’s CO2 emissions 2nd highest on record in fiscal 2014(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan’s greenhouse-gas emissions rose to the second-highest on record in the year ended March 2014, revised government figures showed on Tuesday, reflecting a rise in coal-fired power after the indefinite closure of nuclear power plants. … Read entire article »

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Chagrined pro-nuclear logo creator now wants Futaba signs to stand for posterity(Japan Times) Remind about 「Arbeit macht frei!」

Chagrined pro-nuclear logo creator now wants Futaba signs to stand for posterity(Japan Times) Remind about 「Arbeit macht frei!」

FUKUSHIMA – A recent decision to remove pro-nuclear signs spanning roads in a deserted town that cohosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant has prompted the slogan’s author to make a call to let them stand as symbols of the disaster. … Read entire article »

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Radiation measured at deadly 9.7 sieverts in Fukushima reactor(JIJI)

Radiation measured at deadly 9.7 sieverts in Fukushima reactor(JIJI)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that radiation in the primary containment vessel of the No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 power station gets as high as 9.7 sieverts per hour — enough to kill a human within an hour. … Read entire article »

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