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Quake Lends Urgency To Firms’ Global Push(Nikkei)

Quake Lends Urgency To Firms’ Global Push(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–With the Great East Japan Earthquake further blighting prospects in their home market, Japanese companies are looking to secure their long-term futures abroad. Toray Industries Inc. (3402) is building a carbon fiber factory in South Korea, discarding the traditional practice of keeping key technologies at home. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Shareholders hammer Tepco over nuclear fiasco Management gets six-hour earful on losses, tsunami failings(Japan Times)

Shareholders hammer Tepco over nuclear fiasco Management gets six-hour earful on losses, tsunami failings(Japan Times)

By KAZUAKI NAGATA: Staff writer: Tokyo Electric Power Co. faced a six-hour barrage of heavy flak from shareholders Tuesday at their annual meeting, with management blasted over how it has handled the world’s worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. … Read entire article »

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“Microfinance Can Help Rural Communities Adapt to Climate Change”(AlertNet)

By Kristin Palitza :CAPE TOWN, Jun 27 (IPS) – Projects to fight climate change are being designed all around the world. But only five percent of them can be financed with the current international funds available, which means resources have to be used more wisely. Microfinance could be one solution.Climate change is one of the greatest challenges to development that the world has ever faced. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Australians cool on tackling climate change(AlertNet)

By Michael Perry:  SYDNEY, June 27 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday promised generous tax cuts and payments to compensate households for the impact of a new carbon tax as she steps up efforts to win public support for an increasingly unpopular policy. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Keidanren Chief Faults Rakuten For Pulling Out Of Group(Nikkei) A Battle between Old industries and New ones in Japanese business arena

Keidanren Chief Faults Rakuten For Pulling Out Of Group(Nikkei) A Battle between Old industries and New ones in Japanese business arena

TOKYO (NQN)–The chief of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) on Monday complained the decision by Japan’s biggest online shopping mall to withdraw from the business lobby was ill-considered. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

Fukushima residents’ urine now radioactive(Kyodo)

More than 3 millisieverts of radiation has been measured in the urine of 15 Fukushima residents of the village of Iitate and the town of Kawamata, confirming internal radiation exposure, it was learned Sunday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident