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Residents near Futenma base in Okinawa win ¥754 million in damages over noise(Japan Times)

Residents near Futenma base in Okinawa win ¥754 million in damages over noise(Japan Times)

NAHA, OKINAWA PREF. – The Okinawa branch of the Naha District Court ordered the government on Thursday to pay some ¥754 million in damages to residents near the Futenma air base because of aircraft noise. … Read entire article »

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New Mount Fuji evacuation map posted in wake of deadly Ontake eruption(Japan Times)

New Mount Fuji evacuation map posted in wake of deadly Ontake eruption(Japan Times)

KOFU, YAMANASHI PREF. – In light of increased volcanic activity at some popular tourist spots across the country, a new evacuation map has been released in the vent that Mount Fuji erupts. … Read entire article »

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Japan to boost development of next-gen thermal power technology(Mainichi)

Japan to boost development of next-gen thermal power technology(Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan will accelerate the development of next-generation coal- and natural gas-fired thermal power technologies as part of its efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions and reduce the burden on the environment, industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Tuesday. … Read entire article »

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Japan needs 35 nuclear reactors operating by 2030, says industry minister(Asahi)

Japan needs 35 nuclear reactors operating by 2030, says industry minister(Asahi)

Japan needs about 35 working nuclear reactors by 2030 to achieve the government’s long-term energy strategy to return the country’s dependence on nuclear energy to slightly under the level it was before the 2011 Fukushima disaster. … Read entire article »

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