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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 »

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City assembly approves Sendai plant restart(japan Times)

City assembly approves Sendai plant restart(japan Times)

A special panel at a city assembly in southern Japan has approved a petition to allow a local nuclear power plant to resume operations. … Read entire article »

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Gov’t OKs JR Tokai’s maglev train project (Nikkei)

Gov’t OKs JR Tokai’s maglev train project (Nikkei)

TOKYO (Kyodo) – The government on Friday approved an application by Central Japan Railway Co. to build a magnetically levitated train line linking Tokyo and Nagoya by 2027 in a costly project that faces significant technical hurdles. … Read entire article »

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Inside No-entry zone in Fukushima(NHK)

Inside No-entry zone in Fukushima(NHK)

The nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi in 2011 caused a major dispersal of radioactive substances over many cities and villages around the plant. … Read entire article »

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TEPCO unveils new equipment for processing radioactive water at disaster-hit plant(Mainichi)

TEPCO unveils new equipment for processing radioactive water at disaster-hit plant(Mainichi)

FUKUSHIMA — Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has unveiled newly installed equipment to remove radioactive substances from highly contaminated water at the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. … Read entire article »

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Mitsui acquires additional interest in power generation project in New York City(Japan Today)

Mitsui acquires additional interest in power generation project in New York City(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Mitsui & Co has acquired an approximately 16% economic interest in the Astoria I power generation project from a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. The company holds around 37% economic interest in total by this acquisition. … Read entire article »

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Sendai reactors vulnerable to eruptions, state-picked volcanologist warns(Japan Times)

Sendai reactors vulnerable to eruptions, state-picked volcanologist warns(Japan Times)

A prominent volcanologist disputed regulators’ conclusion that two nuclear reactors are safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction is impossible. … Read entire article »

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