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Concerns simmer over access to nuclear info as enforcement of secrets law nears (Mainichi)

Concerns simmer over access to nuclear info as enforcement of secrets law nears (Mainichi)

On March 25, 2011, two weeks after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the outbreak of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, a senior government official showed Minamisoma Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai a map. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima Evacuees Seek Redress (NHK)

Fukushima Evacuees Seek Redress (NHK)

More than 120 thousand people who once lived in Fukushima Prefecture still wonder when they’ll be able to return home. They’ve been displaced since the nuclear disaster 3 years and 8 months ago. Today we focus on the small village of Iitate, a rural area about 40 kilometers northwest of the nuclear plant. … Read entire article »

Filed under: unclassified

Sustainable smart town goes into full-scale operation near Tokyo(Japan Today)

Sustainable smart town goes into full-scale operation near Tokyo(Japan Today)

FUJISAWA —The Fujisawa SST Council, a consortium led by Panasonic Corp spearheading the development of the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST), on Thursday held an opening ceremony for the forward-looking town located on the outskirts of Tokyo. … Read entire article »

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

LDP stiff-arms foreign journalists for election(Japan Times)

LDP stiff-arms foreign journalists for election(Japan Times)

The ruling party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not send anyone to speak at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan before the Dec. 14 general election, a party spokesman said, sparking accusations it is shying away from tough questions. … Read entire article »

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Japanese securities house Nomura signs up as a Climate Bonds Partner(CBI)

Japanese securities house Nomura signs up as a Climate Bonds Partner(CBI)

Leading Japanese securities house, Nomura (link is external), has signed up as a Climate Bonds Partner. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3. Securities firm, 5.Climate Change & Carbon

More difficulty in cleaning up reactor building(NHK)

More difficulty in cleaning up reactor building(NHK)

The government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant say cleaning up a heavily contaminated reactor building is much harder than they had believed. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident