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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

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank (wnn)

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank (wnn)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS “energy association” that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, 9.Energy

Ex-NHK staffers seek Momii’s ouster (Japan Times)

Ex-NHK staffers seek Momii’s ouster (Japan Times)

Dismayed by NHK Chairman Katsuto Momii’s subservience to the government and lack of repentance for Japan’s wartime atrocities, 172 former employees of the public broadcaster submitted a petition Friday calling on its board of governors to advise him to resign or strip him of power. … Read entire article »

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NRA panel: Tsunami led to Fukushima meltdown (NHK)

NRA panel: Tsunami led to Fukushima meltdown (NHK)

A panel of experts at Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has concluded that the tsunami triggered the meltdown during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. … Read entire article »

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Ocean currents, tides rise as new renewable energy candidates (Nikkei)

Ocean currents, tides rise as new renewable energy candidates (Nikkei)

NAOKI ASANUMA, Nikkei staff writer: TOKYO — Using the flow of currents and the rise and fall of the tide to turn their propellerlike blades, ocean-based power plants are garnering considerable attention as the next green energy source. … Read entire article »

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Abe says he will see to nuclear plant restart in southwestern Japan (Kyodo)

Abe says he will see to nuclear plant restart in southwestern Japan (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told business leaders in southwestern Japan that his government will see to it that a nuclear plant in the region is restarted “by some means or other,” sources familiar with the matter said Saturday. … Read entire article »

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Ex-PMs Koizumi, Hosokawa criticize NRA for deeming nuke plant meets safety standards (Mainichi)

Ex-PMs Koizumi, Hosokawa criticize NRA for deeming nuke plant meets safety standards (Mainichi)

Former prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa have criticized the government’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for deeming that the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture meets the new safety standards. … Read entire article »

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