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Singapore becomes water treatment hub(Nikkei)

Singapore becomes water treatment hub(Nikkei)

SINGAPORE — Water treatment technology has become a strong pillar of Singapore’s industry. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, 9.Energy, unclassified

Defense Ministry expands cooperation with universities(Japan News)

Defense Ministry expands cooperation with universities(Japan News)

The Defense Ministry has been accelerating research with universities, against a backdrop of growing sophistication in the use of technology in defense equipment and concern that Japan risks falling behind the rest of the world if it does not conduct research on cutting-edge technologies. However, there is deep-rooted resistance among universities to aiding military research. … Read entire article »

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Basic policy on nuclear waste disposal approved(NHK)

Basic policy on nuclear waste disposal approved(NHK)

Experts with the industry ministry have approved a draft revision of Japan’s basic policy on disposal of highly radioactive nuclear power plant waste. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Abe affirms bid to revise Constitution(Japan Times)

Abe affirms bid to revise Constitution(Japan Times)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said his administration would try to revise the Constitution, updating it for the new realities of today’s world. He said amending the pacifist text is one of the Liberal Democratic Party’s most sought-after goals. … Read entire article »

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TEPCO mulls comms, gas industry tie-ups to weather liberalization(Mainichi)

TEPCO mulls comms, gas industry tie-ups to weather liberalization(Mainichi)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is mulling joining hands with major communications firms to offer discount packages combining electricity, telephone and Internet services across the country, TEPCO President Naomi Hirose revealed during a recent interview with the Mainichi Shimbun. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Major quakes hit northeastern Japan, minor tsunami observed(Kyodo)

Major quakes hit northeastern Japan, minor tsunami observed(Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Earthquakes with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 and 5.7 struck the Pacific off northeastern Japan on Tuesday, with slight tidal waves observed in some coastal areas following the first temblor. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident