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Future cancers caused by Fukushima radiation may be hidden (Japan Today)

Future cancers caused by Fukushima radiation may be hidden (Japan Today)

FUKUSHIMA —Even if the worst nuclear accident in 25 years leads to many people developing cancer, we may never find out.Looking back on those early days of radiation horror, that may sound implausible. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Buffett visit seen as signal to investors to return(Japan Times)

Buffett visit seen as signal to investors to return(Japan Times)

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s trip to a Japanese plant Monday may “shine a light” on investment opportunities in a nation hampered by the March earthquake and the global market rout. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 4. Asset management & Pension, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Daring Protest Calls on Bank of America to Stop Funding Coal and Climate Change(RAN)

Daring Protest Calls on Bank of America to Stop Funding Coal and Climate Change(RAN)

CHARLOTTE, NC—Today, two coal activists from Rainforest Action Network (RAN) unfurled a banner reading “Not with Our Money” from atop two 50-foot flagpoles at the entrance of Bank of America’s esteemed headquarters in downtown Charlotte. The group is protesting Bank of America’s role as the top financier of the U.S. coal industry. The two climbers were joined by dozens of outspoken coal and economic justice activists who held a rally in front of the bank’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK

Japan To Seek New Climate Forum At East Asia Summit(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will propose the creation of a new forum to discuss climate change when the leaders of 18 Asia-Pacific countries meet Saturday in Bali, Indonesia, for the annual East Asia Summit, The Nikkei has learned. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Parts of Japan too radioactive to farm, say int’l researchers(Japan Today)

Parts of Japan too radioactive to farm, say int’l researchers(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Farmland in parts of Japan is no longer safe because of high levels of radiation in the soil, scientists have warned, as the country struggles to recover from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Olympus to brief creditor banks on loss coverup(Japan Times)

Olympus Corp. will brief its creditor banks and other financial institutions Wednesday about the maker’s coverup of past securities investment losses, according to the banks. … Read entire article »

Filed under: unclassified