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TEPCO president reportedly sick amid troubles at nuclear plant (Japan Today)

Monday 28th March, 06:40 AM JST:TOKYO —Masataka Shimizu, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co, which operates the crisis-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, fell sick March 16 and took some days off from the liaison office between the government and the utility firm, TEPCO officials said Sunday. … Read entire article »

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Japanese Rules for Nuclear Plants Relied on Old Science(the NY Times)

By NORIMITSU ONISHI and JAMES GLANZ Published: March 26, 2011  TOKYO — In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the potentially destructive force of the walls of water. The word did not even appear in government guidelines until 2006, decades after plants — including the Fukushima Daiichi facility that firefighters are still struggling to get under control — began dotting the Japanese coastline. … Read entire article »

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Greenpeace dispached their own radiation detection team to Fukushima (FGW)

According to announcement by Greenpeace Japan in March 26, they have already sent their own radiation detection international team to Fukushima. … Read entire article »

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Aftermath in Japan (photo by the NY Times)

Aftermath in Japan (photo by the NY Times)

A series of photo over the latest tragedy happened in northern part of Japan. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/12/world/asia/20110312_japan.html#1 … Read entire article »

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Kiva and Grameen tied up as partners in US microfinance market.

According to Kiva’ latest news release, it and Grameen Bank led by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize winner, have tied up as partners to provide financing to low-income entrepreneurs in the United States. … Read entire article »

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“A Japanese Equator Banker” transfers from Mizuho to INPEX(FGW)

Mr. Osamu Odawara, a key peroson of Equator principle signatories in Japan, will leave Mizuho Corporate Bank and join the IINPEX Corporation, which is the resources exploration, development, and production company in Japan at the end of March. … Read entire article »

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