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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

Responders cowed by explosion at reactor 3 building of Fukushima No. 1(Japan Times)

Responders cowed by explosion at reactor 3 building of Fukushima No. 1(Japan Times)

FUKUSHIMA – This is the eighth in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Stretch of road in no-go zone near Fukushima plant reopened to traffic(Mainichi)

Stretch of road in no-go zone near Fukushima plant reopened to traffic(Mainichi)

The government has reopened an approximately 14-kilometer stretch of road through an otherwise off-limits zone around the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, judging that decontamination work has sufficiently lowered radiation levels. … Read entire article »

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Index ranks Japan as Asia’s most efficient innovator (Japan Today)

Index ranks Japan as Asia’s most efficient innovator (Japan Today)

MANILA, Philippines —A new index ranks Japan as the most efficient among Asian countries in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit their economies and people while Myanmar, Pakistan and Cambodia are least efficient. … Read entire article »

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Gaps in record of late Emperor’s life (Japan Times)

Gaps in record of late Emperor’s life (Japan Times)

The Imperial Household Agency has made public a multi-volume record of the life of Emperor Hirohito — posthumously known as Emperor Showa — who reigned from 1926 to 1989. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima plant chief Yoshida admits lack of contingency plan (Mainichi)

Fukushima plant chief Yoshida admits lack of contingency plan (Mainichi)

A governmental investigative panel on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has pointed out that the absence of preparatory steps for tsunami and severe accidents on the part of plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) was one of the main reasons for the disaster. … Read entire article »

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Fukushima waste storage issue come into next stage(NHK)

Fukushima waste storage issue come into next stage(NHK)

People in northeastern Japan are feeling torn over a plan to store radioactive waste from Fukushima Daiichi. Three and half years have passed since the accident at the nuclear plant. Government leaders have proposed building intermediate facilities to hold contaminated soil. … Read entire article »

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