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U.S. Sailors Sue Japan Over Fukushima (Courthouse News Service)

U.S. Sailors Sue Japan Over Fukushima (Courthouse News Service)

SAN DIEGO (CN) – The Fukushima nuclear disaster exposed Navy rescue workers to dangerous levels of radiation, which the government-owned power plant covered up, eight U.S. sailors claim in court.   … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

New Japan gov’t to review strategy aimed at phasing out nuclear power (Kyodo)

New Japan gov’t to review strategy aimed at phasing out nuclear power (Kyodo)

The new Japanese government will need to review an energy strategy compiled by its predecessor that aims to completely phase out nuclear power in the 2030s, Toshimitsu Motegi said Thursday shortly after assuming the post of economy, trade and industry minister. … Read entire article »

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Gov’t should continue to promote competition in electric power market (Mainichi)

Gov’t should continue to promote competition in electric power market (Mainichi)

A plan to fully liberalize the retailing of electric power, including that for households, and splitting power companies into power generation and transmission divisions was decided by the outgoing Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)-led administration. … Read entire article »

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Tsunami-hit town gets huge Christmas gift from Chile (Japan Today)

Tsunami-hit town gets huge Christmas gift from Chile (Japan Today)

TOKYO (AFP) —A small Japanese town devastated by last year’s quake-sparked tsunami will receive a huge Christmas present after a ship arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday carrying a six-ton statue destined for the community. … Read entire article »

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Sumitomo chief sees energy potential (JIJI)

Sumitomo chief sees energy potential (JIJI)

Major trading house Sumitomo Corp. aims to beef up its natural resources and energy operations, said its president, Kuniharu Nakamura.Nakamura said Sumitomo will strive to increase its assets from the current ¥7 trillion as the company was able to strengthen its financial base in the past four years. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima children getting fat due to lack of outdoor activities (Kyodo)

Fukushima children getting fat due to lack of outdoor activities (Kyodo)

Children in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture are getting fatter due to a lack of outdoor exercise over fears of radiation exposure, the government said Tuesday in its school health report. … Read entire article »

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