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Tepco Sees Noda Appointment As Chance To Boost Govt Ties(Nikkei)

Tepco Sees Noda Appointment As Chance To Boost Govt Ties(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) sees the appointment of Yoshikiko Noda as the nation’s new prime minister as an opportunity to improve its strained relations with the government before the second stage of its corporate rehabilitation begins. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Oil transparency must underpin negotiations over Libya’s future(Global Witness)

Oil transparency must underpin negotiations over Libya’s future(Global Witness)

London, 31st August, Transparency of Libya’s oil wealth must be a key priority of Thursday’s negotiations over the country’s future, said Global Witness today. The meeting, which is to be co-chaired by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and France’s President, Nicholas Sarkozy, could mark a crucial step along the path to future peace and prosperity in Libya.   … Read entire article »

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Urgent International Petition: The Japanese Government should (FOE Japan etc.)

Urgent International Petition   To: Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister Minister of Finance Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Minister of Foreign Affairs   … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Solar Panel Makers Work On Certification System(Nikkei)

Solar Panel Makers Work On Certification System(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Now that a law introducing feed-in tariffs for solar power has passed in the Diet, Japanese manufacturers of solar panels are working on a product certification system to ensure product quality. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Leukemia claims Tepco worker (Japan Times)

By MINORU MATSUTANI: Staff writer: A man in his 40s who worked for a week in August at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s radiation-leaking Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has died of acute leukemia, but it was not caused by exposure to fallout, Tepco said Tuesday. … Read entire article »

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TEPCO to pay compensation to Fukushima evacuees from Oct (Japan Today)

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has announced that it will soon begin accepting claims from Fukushima residents for lodging and other costs resulting from the evacuation of areas surrounding its stricken Daiichi nuclear power plant. Claim forms will be accepted from Sept 12, and the company aims to make its first payments in October. … Read entire article »

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