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TEPCO turnaround hinges on nuclear plant restart (Japan News)

TEPCO turnaround hinges on nuclear plant restart (Japan News)

An envisioned turnaround of Tokyo Electric Power Co. hinges on the restart of a nuclear power plant for which the firm has failed to gain consent from local authorities. … Read entire article »

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Gov’t compensation for nuclear disaster must respect range of choices (Maincihi)

Gov’t compensation for nuclear disaster must respect range of choices (Maincihi)

The science ministry’s Dispute Reconciliation Committee for Nuclear Damage Compensation has drawn up new guidelines on compensation payments for Fukushima Prefecture residents affected by the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant disaster. … Read entire article »

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Most Japanese want Abe to heed fallout over Yasukuni: poll (Japan Today)

Most Japanese want Abe to heed fallout over Yasukuni: poll (Japan Today)

TOKYO —A majority of Japanese voters want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to heed the diplomatic fallout after his visit to a controversial war shrine, but nevertheless largely approved of his job performance, a poll showed Sunday. … Read entire article »

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Mitsubishi, Tepco in power tie-up (Japan Times)

Mitsubishi, Tepco in power tie-up (Japan Times)

Major trader Mitsubishi Corp.  plans to collaborate with Tokyo Electric Power Co.  in launching its own power generation business, Mitsubishi President Ken Kobayashi said in a recent interview. … Read entire article »

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Japan’s homeless ‘recruited’ for cleaning up Fukushima nuclear plant (RT)

Japan’s homeless ‘recruited’ for cleaning up Fukushima nuclear plant (RT)

Homeless men are being recruited for one of the most unwanted jobs in the industrialized world – clearing of radioactive fallout at the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl – the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a special report has claimed. … Read entire article »

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In Textbook Fight, Japan Leaders Seek to Recast History (NYT)

In Textbook Fight, Japan Leaders Seek to Recast History (NYT)

TAKETOMI, Japan — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s conservative government has begun to pursue a more openly nationalist agenda on an issue that critics fear will push the country farther from its postwar pacifism: adding a more patriotic tone to Japan’s school textbooks. … Read entire article »

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