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Showa Shell to Restart Solar Panel Plant on Rising Japan Demand(Bloomberg)

Showa Shell to Restart Solar Panel Plant on Rising Japan Demand(Bloomberg)

Solar Frontier K.K., a unit of Japanese oil refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (5002), will resume solar panel production at a plant in southwestern Japan on July 1 amid increasing demand and plans for new products. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 9.Energy

Paralysed man awarded Y189 mil in damages after bicycle crash (Japan Today)

Paralysed man awarded Y189 mil in damages after bicycle crash (Japan Today)

TOKYO   —A Japanese man who became a quadriplegic after the front wheel of his Italian Bianchi-brand bicycle came off has been awarded 189 million yen in a compensation lawsuit. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR

Mitsui to Import Rice From Myanmar in First Purchase Since 1968(Bloomberg)

Mitsui to Import Rice From Myanmar in First Purchase Since 1968(Bloomberg)

ミャンマーの農村での田植え風景 Mitsui & Co. (8031) said it would import 5,000 metric tons of rice from Myanmar in Japan’s first purchase of the grain from the Southeast Asian country in more than four decades. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, unclassified

UNIQLO announces 8 ideas to support under ‘Clothes for Smiles’ program (Japan Today)

UNIQLO announces 8 ideas to support under ‘Clothes for Smiles’ program (Japan Today)

 TOKYO —UNIQLO on Monday announced plans to support eight great ideas aimed at giving kids around the world a brighter future. The effort is a new initiative for the “Clothes for Smiles” (CFS) program developed with tennis star Novak Djokovic, who is a UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, unclassified

Nuclear evacuation zone revised in Fukushima’s Tomioka(Japan Times)

Nuclear evacuation zone revised in Fukushima’s Tomioka(Japan Times)

TOMIOKA, FUKUSHIMA PREF. – The government exclusion-zone designation was lifted Monday for Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, and the town was realigned into three nuclear evacuation zones according to estimated annual radiation doses. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Utilities gave money to group led by atomic energy commissioner even after Fukushima disaster (Mainichi)

Power industry entities such as Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (FEPC) have extended large sums of money to a nonprofit organization led by Etsuko Akiba, a commissioner of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), the Mainichi has learned. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident