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‘Whack-a-mole’ Tepco can’t cut it, so state steps in (Japan Times)

‘Whack-a-mole’ Tepco can’t cut it, so state steps in (Japan Times)

The government will lead “emergency measures” to combat the radioactive water leaks at the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, wresting control of the disaster recovery from the besieged Tokyo Electric Power Co. … Read entire article »

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Japan could be ‘main player’ if Asia conflicts break out: defense minister (Japan Today) A war will be coming nearby・・・

Japan could be ‘main player’ if Asia conflicts break out: defense minister (Japan Today) A war will be coming nearby・・・

TOKYO —Japan could be a key participant if conflict breaks out in Asia, the defense minister said Monday, warning China is seeking to exploit difficulties between allies. … Read entire article »

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Japan, Ukraine Agree to Boost Cooperation over N-Accidents (JIJI)

Japan, Ukraine Agree to Boost Cooperation over N-Accidents (JIJI)

Kiev, Aug. 26 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Ukrainian counterpart, Leonid Kozhara, on Monday agreed on the two countries’ stepped-up cooperation over the April 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. … Read entire article »

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Mizuho, Sumitomo Trust plan to invest in ‘Cool Japan’ project (Japan News)

Mizuho, Sumitomo Trust plan to invest in ‘Cool Japan’ project (Japan News)

Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank will invest in a “Cool Japan” fund designed to promote exports of Japanese cultural assets, including anime and traditional craft work. … Read entire article »

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Tank where toxic water leaked may have been deformed: TEPCO (Kyodo)

Tank where toxic water leaked may have been deformed: TEPCO (Kyodo)

A huge storage tank from which about 300 tons of highly radioactive water leaked at the crisis-ridden Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have deteriorated and become deformed as a result of being moved and reassembled, plant operator said Saturday. … Read entire article »

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Tepco radioactive flow raises alarm over seafood safety (Japan Times)

Tepco radioactive flow raises alarm over seafood safety (Japan Times)

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s revelation that massive amounts of radioactive water are flowing into the Pacific further raised fears about the harm to marine life. … Read entire article »

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