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Japan banks help modernize Myanmar(Nikkei)

Japan banks help modernize Myanmar(Nikkei)

TOKYO — Myanmar has opened its banking sector to foreign players. Japan’s Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking were among the first to launch branches in the Southeast Asian nation earlier in April. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 7.China & Asia

Thousands rally for abolition of nukes as hibakusha ranks thin(Kyodo)

Thousands rally for abolition of nukes as hibakusha ranks thin(Kyodo)

NEW YORK – Atomic bomb survivors from Japan and peace campaigners from around the world marched through the streets of New York on Sunday to push for the abolition of nuclear weapons on the eve of a U.N. nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation conference. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Japan looks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25%(Mainichi)

Japan looks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25%(Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan is planning to set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by fiscal 2030 as part of efforts to reach a new international agreement to tackle climate change at the end of the year, government sources said Friday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Tokyo finds high levels of radiation in children’s park(Reuters)

Tokyo finds high levels of radiation in children’s park(Reuters)

TOKYO (Reuters) – Authorities in the Japanese capital have cordoned off a playground where high levels of radiation were detected this week, reviving concerns about nuclear contamination four years after the Fukushima disaster. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

If target confirmed, Japan would join Russia with an “inadequate” climate pledge, putting world on path to 3–4°C warming(Climate Action Tracker)

If target confirmed, Japan would join Russia with an “inadequate” climate pledge, putting world on path to 3–4°C warming(Climate Action Tracker)

Japan could be able to meet its (as yet unofficial) 2030 emissions reduction target of 20% below 2013 levels by 2030 without having to implement any new policies, the Climate Action Tracker said today. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

TEPCO’s Decommissioning Chief in Fukushima admits uncertainty of their operation(NHK)

TEPCO’s Decommissioning Chief in Fukushima admits uncertainty of their operation(NHK)

(Masuda) We have no idea about the debris. We don’t know its shape or strength. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident