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Okinawans protest gov’t celebration to mark return of Japan’s sovereignty(Mainichi)

Okinawans protest gov’t celebration to mark return of Japan’s sovereignty(Mainichi)

GINOWAN, Okinawa — As the national government celebrated the April 28 anniversary of the return of Japan’s sovereignty, Okinawans gathered in a protest, branding the anniversary a day of “insult” for them. … Read entire article »

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Fuel cell cars to be sold to public in 2015 (JapanNews)

Fuel cell cars to be sold to public in 2015 (JapanNews)

Development of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) is shifting into high gear, with manufacturers targeting sales to consumers in 2015. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy

Globe-trotting Abe has energy on the brain(Japan Times) Tech, LNG sales said new chips in isles dispute

Globe-trotting Abe has energy on the brain(Japan Times) Tech, LNG sales said new chips in isles dispute

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is embarking on a diplomatic quest from Sunday that will take him halfway around the globe to Russia and the Middle East accompanied by dozens of top corporate executives, with one key goal in mind: energy. … Read entire article »

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

Nerima hybrid grass project brings about ‘greenery’ debate (JapanNews)

Nerima hybrid grass project brings about ‘greenery’ debate (JapanNews)

Tokyo’s Nerima Ward has been developing a hybrid turf that combines natural grass and artificial turf, but some experts question its efficacy as a greenery project. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Japan Prosperity Fund: Call for Proposals (British Embassy Tokyo)

Japan Prosperity Fund: Call for Proposals (British Embassy Tokyo)

The British Embassy Tokyo invites interested parties to submit bids for project funding to the Japan Prosperity Fund Programme Office … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

TEPCO, German firms sign plutonium swap (JapanNews)

TEPCO, German firms sign plutonium swap (JapanNews)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has struck a deal with German electric power firms to exchange 0.4 ton of plutonium stored for TEPCO in France by fuel maker Areva SA, for the same amount in Britain owned by Germany. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident