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Author Murakami wades into Japan-China island row (Japan Today)

Author Murakami wades into Japan-China island row (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Haruki Murakami, one of the world’s foremost novelists, waded into the territorial row between China and Japan on Friday, warning of the perils of politicians offering the “cheap liquor” of nationalism. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

TEPCO shows video taken inside N-reactor(Yomiuri)

TEPCO shows video taken inside N-reactor(Yomiuri)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has released video footage taken inside the damaged containment vessel of the No. 1 reactor at its Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, the first such footage the utility has released since the crisis that erupted at the plant in March of 2011. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Taiyo Nippon Sanso To End Specialty Gas Joint Venture(Nikkei)

Taiyo Nippon Sanso To End Specialty Gas Joint Venture(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp. (4091)announced Friday that it will withdraw from a joint venture that produces a specialty gas used in manufacturing solar cells and semiconductors. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 6CSR, unclassified

Japan Govt Not to Be Involved in N-Reactor Restart Decisions: Minister(JIJI)

Japan Govt Not to Be Involved in N-Reactor Restart Decisions: Minister(JIJI)

Tokyo, Sept. 28 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government will not get involved any more in decisions on whether to restart suspended nuclear reactors in the country, industry minister Yukio Edano said Friday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

China publishes full-page ad in U.S. proclaiming island sovereignty(Kyodo)

China publishes full-page ad in U.S. proclaiming island sovereignty(Kyodo)

A full two-page advertisement placed by the China Daily appeared in major U.S. newspapers on Friday proclaiming the “Diaoyu Islands Belong to China,” in reference to the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands. … Read entire article »

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Noda says no compromise with China over disputed islands (Japan Today)

Noda says no compromise with China over disputed islands (Japan Today)

UNITED NATIONS —Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda insisted Wednesday there could be no compromise with China on the ownership of a disputed island chain and denounced attacks on Japanese interests. … Read entire article »

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