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Anti-nuclear Koizumi feels resolved to whatever fate comes his way (Japan Times)

Anti-nuclear Koizumi feels resolved to whatever fate comes his way (Japan Times)

Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, 72, said Friday he is resolved to whatever fate befalls him now that he has been energized by his life’s mission: staunch opposition to nuclear power. … Read entire article »

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Fishermen kill 30 more dolphins in Taiji: activists (Japan Today)

Fishermen kill 30 more dolphins in Taiji: activists (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Fishermen in the small Wakayama town of Taiji killed more than two dozen striped dolphins on Thursday, campaigners said, as global outrage over the slaughter grows. … Read entire article »

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Hosokawa to play Tokyo nuke card. Ex-prime minister finally announces policy pledges(Japan Times)

Hosokawa to play Tokyo nuke card.  Ex-prime minister finally announces policy pledges(Japan Times)

Morihiro Hosokawa pledged Wednesday he would try to end Tokyo’s dependence on nuclear power as he finally made his candidacy for governor official just a day before campaigning officially starts. … Read entire article »

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Japan to Boost Support for TEPCO Reactor Decommissioning (JIJI)

Japan to Boost Support for TEPCO Reactor Decommissioning (JIJI)

  Tokyo, Jan. 21 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government will reorganize a state-backed bailout organization for Tokyo Electric Power Co. to boost support for the company’s efforts to decommission reactors at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, it was learned Tuesday. … Read entire article »

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As South Korea adds more reactors, nuclear waste becomes bigger issue(Nikkei)

As South Korea adds more reactors, nuclear waste becomes bigger issue(Nikkei)

SEOUL — The South Korean government has chosen the path of increased nuclear dependence for the sake of the economy despite growing public concerns over safety and the mounting problem of how to deal with nuclear waste. … Read entire article »

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Tokyo candidates get party support (Japan News)

Tokyo candidates get party support (Japan News)

With official campaigning for the Tokyo gubernatorial election to kick off Thursday, the nation’s political parties have almost cemented their endorsements for the Feb. 9 poll. … Read entire article »

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