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Old December 18th, 2011, 08:57 AM
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JETRO to support export of agricultural products

Japan's government-related trade promotion organization says it will step up efforts to support exports of agricultural and fishery products. Farm exports have been hard hit by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011 15:10 +0900 (JST)
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Fukushima governor displeased at govt's decision

The governor of Fukushima Prefecture has expressed displeasure at the central government's declaration of a cold shutdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 23:27 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111218_20.html
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Govt speeds rezoning of contaminated areas

After declaring that the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's reactors were in a state of cold shutdown, the government is expediting a review of the zoning of radiation-contaminated areas.
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Prospects murky as N-shutdown eyed

Despite the government's announcement that cold shutdown has been achieved, prospects for decommissioning the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant remain unclear as it continues to be difficult to approach them due to high radiation levels.
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Former nuclear industry insider speaks out on lessons and disillusionment

FUKUSHIMA -- The Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that triggered an unprecedented nuclear crisis forced a former nuclear energy advocate from his home due to its proximity to the stricken nuclear power plant, leaving him disillusioned with an industry he had so willingly believed in.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/news...na004000c.html
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Osaka Gas to Boost Power Supply Capacity by 1 M. kw

Osaka, Dec.18 (Jiji Press)--Osaka Gas Co. <9532> plans to boost its electricity supply capacity by one million kilowatts by fiscal 2020 from the current 1.8 million kilowatts, President Hiroshi Ozaki said in a recent interview.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011121800041

Winter Power Saving to Start in Western Japan

Osaka, Dec. 18 (Jiji Press)--Effective Monday, customers of Kansai Electric Co. <9503> will be asked to cut electricity use by at least 10 pct compared with last winter to help avert a blackout in western Japan following nuclear reactor suspensions.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011121800040

Japan to Reorganize Fukushima Evacuation Areas in March

Fukushima, Dec. 18 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will reorganize the no-entry and evacuation advisory areas around the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into three areas based on radiation levels by the end of March, industry minister Yukio Edano said Sunday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011121800232
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Old December 19th, 2011, 09:30 AM
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Contaminated water found in plant's tunnel

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says a large quantity of contaminated water was found in a tunnel below a building storing highly radioactive water.

Monday, December 19, 2011 05:28 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111219_01.html

90% of Japan's reactors to be out of service

Nearly 90 percent of Japan's nuclear reactors are expected to be offline soon.
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Monday, December 19, 2011 07:58 +0900 (JST)
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Kansai Electric Power sets power saving target

Kansai Electric Power Company is calling on individuals and firms in western Japan to reduce power consumption by more than 10 percent from last year.

Monday, December 19, 2011 11:49 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111219_08.html

Kansai Electric Power calls for power saving

Kansai Electric Power Company has begun contacting households and firms in its service area in western Japan asking that they reduce power consumption by more than 10 percent from last winter.

Monday, December 19, 2011 13:48 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111219_14.html

IAEA offers help in decontaminating Fukushima

The International Atomic Energy Agency has offered to help Japan decontaminate areas near the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and dispose of melted nuclear fuel rods.

Monday, December 19, 2011 20:37 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111219_38.html
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Power plant builders may bid for work

The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry plans to oblige electric power companies to hold open bidding and compete with independent power producers (IPPs) when they plan to build new thermal power plants or add generators to existing plants, according to government sources.
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High school in Minami-Soma to close due to N-crisis

FUKUSHIMA--Shoei High School in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, has told the prefectural government it will be closed for an extended period, making it the first school to formally announce it will close due to the nuclear crisis, sources have said.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111218003858.htm

Disaster-hit areas face revenue drop

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111218003796.htm
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Evacuees from no-entry zone may return home in spring

Evacuees from parts of the no-entry zone within a 20-kilometer radius of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will be allowed to return to their homes permanently as early as next spring.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112190040

Hundreds of trillions of becquerels of radioactive strontium leaked into sea

At least 462 trillion becquerels of radioactive strontium have leaked to the Pacific Ocean since the March disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, making it one of the world's most severe such cases of marine pollution, according to calculations by The Asahi Shimbun.
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Highly radioactive water gushes into a pit inside the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in this photograph taken on April 2. (Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201112190001b

TEPCO officials unaware of cooling system shutdown

Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials mistakenly believed that an emergency core cooling system at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was still functioning after the March 11 tsunami, which possibly led to an early meltdown at the No. 1 reactor.
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Nuclear waste site hunt could point to granite

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/news...fe059000c.html

Gov't to tighten laws for nuclear plant operations

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government is set to tighten laws and regulations related to nuclear power plants, obliging operators of existing reactors to comply with the latest safety requirements and newly designating a maximum period for the use of reactors, government sources said Sunday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

Gov't to reclassify Fukushima no-entry zones possibly in April

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government told municipalities around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Sunday that it plans to reclassify no-entry zones, possibly on April 1, according to estimated annual radiation exposure, government officials said.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm012000c.html

Kansai Electric areas begin 10% cut target for winter power-saving

OSAKA (Kyodo) -- A three-month electricity saving campaign began Monday in the service areas of Kansai Electric Power Co. to cut usage by at least 10 percent from a year earlier to cope with projected power supply shortages caused by the idling of nuclear power plants amid the nation's ongoing nuclear crisis.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm065000c.html

Panel probing Fukushima accident to continue assessing quake impact

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel investigating the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant will not provide in its interim report any in-depth analysis on how far the March 11 earthquake affected the plant's key facilities before they were hit by tsunami waves, sources close to the matter said Monday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm108000c.html

Yokohama group, Kumamoto drummer victorious in Taiko competition

KUMAGAYA, Saitama -- The avant-garde drumming group Dako-on from Yokohama and Taishi Takami, a 26-year-old player of huge taiko drums from Kumamoto Prefecture, won a national taiko competition here on Dec. 18.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na019000c.html
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Jiji press

TEPCO Launches Large Solar Power Plant

Tokyo, Dec. 19 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Monday launched the operations of a large solar power plant as part of its drive to promote the use of renewable energy sources.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011121900675

Radioactive Contamination Makes 45 Pct of Japan Wives Choosy

Tokyo, Dec. 19 (Jiji Press)--A recent survey has found that 45 pct of wives in the Tokyo area have products they hesitate to buy due to concerns about radioactive contamination after the crisis at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011121900169

Kansai Electric Seeks 10 Pct Power Use Cut

Osaka, Dec. 19 (Jiji Press)--Kansai Electric Power Co. <9503> on Monday launched a campaign asking customers to cut back their electricity use this winter by at least 10 pct year on year to avert power shortages.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011121900290

Cold Shutdown Not Safety Declaration: Japan N-Safety Chief

Tokyo, Dec. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japan's nuclear safety chief denied the view Monday that restoring stability of nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 power plant assures the safety of the crippled plant in northeastern Japan.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011121900767

To Respect Japan's Judgment on Fukushima N-Plant Conditions: IAEA Chief

Tokyo, Dec. 19 (Jiji Press)--International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Yukiya Amano said Monday the IAEA respects the Japanese government's determination that reactors of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> stricken Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant have been brought into stable conditions.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011121900814

Panel Finalizes 50 Pct Rise in N-Power Generation Cost Estimate

Tokyo, Dec. 19 (Jiji Press)--A government panel adopted a report Monday that puts the minimum nuclear power generation cost at 8.9 yen per kilowatt-hour, up 50 pct from the previous estimate.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011121900916
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Govt to designate nuclear clean-up areas

The Japanese government will pay for the decontamination of more than 100 municipalities in eastern Japan.
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http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111220_05.html

Clinton urges peaceful transition in N.Korea

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 17:01 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111220_29.html

Hosono thanks US for help with nuclear accident

Japan's minister in charge of the nuclear accident has thanked the United States for helping to bring the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant to a stable state.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 17:33 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111220_28.html

US nuclear regulator calls for more info sharing

The chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has called for more global information sharing to prevent an accident like the one at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 19:36 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111220_37.html
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BIZ BRIEF: MHI ships 1st new gas turbine to Himeji power station

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said Dec. 20 it has shipped the first commercial-use unit of the M501J gas turbine from its Takasago Machinery Works in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, to the Himeji No. 2 Power Station of Kansai Electric Power Co. in Himeji in the same prefecture.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201112200034

Radioactive water floods tunnel at Fukushima plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Dec. 19 released a photo showing about 230 tons of radioactive water that had accumulated in an underground tunnel at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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Radioactive water was found Dec. 18 in an underground tunnel at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112200001

University rejection of Iran refugee ruled unconstitutional

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201112200022
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Diplomats say Iran invites nuke aides

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in076000c.html

Analysis: Kim's death leaves nuke talks uncertain

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in090000c.html

Decision to deny school admission to Iranian ruled 'unconstitutional'

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Tokyo District Court ruled Monday against a Tokyo university's decision to deny admission to an Iranian man who wanted to study at its nuclear laboratory, determining the decision based on nationality and national security reasons violates the Japanese Constitution's guarantee of equality under the law.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm025000c.html

Japan hoping to enhance robot technology in wake of nuclear disaster

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Nuclear disaster minister Goshi Hosono said Monday he hopes Japan will develop top-class robot technology that could be applied to scrapping the crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, after facing criticism that Japanese robots did not prove useful in dealing with the nuclear crisis at the plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm026000c.html

Fukushima to ask SDF on Tues. to end relief ops after cold shutdown

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- The Fukushima prefectural government said Monday it will ask the Self-Defense Forces on Tuesday to end their disaster relief activities in the prefecture and withdraw troops, following the central government's announcement last week that the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been stabilized.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm033000c.html

Governor admits responsibility over manipulation of nuclear debate

SAGA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa admitted Monday for the first time to his responsibility in the manipulation of public debate on a planned plutonium-thermal power generation project at the Genkai nuclear power plant during a forum in 2005.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm035000c.html

Report that puts nuclear power cost well above 2004 estimate endorsed

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel on Monday endorsed a report that recalculated the power generation costs of various energy sources in the wake of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, with the cost of nuclear power generation estimated well above the previous projection in 2004.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm036000c.html

IAEA chief says too early to talk about impact of Kim's death

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm040000c.html

New nuclear safety agency to have 500 staff: Hosono

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's new nuclear safety agency to be launched in April under the Environment Ministry will consist of about 500 staff members and is expected to secure some 50 billion yen in the fiscal 2012 budget, Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Tuesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm098000c.html

Cutting Japan's dependency on nuclear power 'basic direction': gov't panel

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel tasked with compiling a basic framework for Japan's new energy policy said Tuesday it will continue its discussions with the view that reducing Japan's dependence on nuclear power is the "basic direction" to pursue.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm099000c.html

Fukushima asks defense force to end relief ops after cold shutdown

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Fukushima prefectural government on Tuesday asked the Self-Defense Forces to end their relief activities in the prefecture and withdraw their troops, following the central government's announcement last week that the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been stabilized.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm145000c.html

Actor Yamamoto cries foul over nuclear power, raps trespassing complaint

Despite a dwindling income due to his antinuclear activities, actor Taro Yamamoto remains defiant against unrelenting pressure from the "nuclear village" establishment in Japan and is determined to protect children and others from nuclear radiation caused by the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html
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Tohoku Electric's 1st Mega Solar Plant Begins Operations

Hachinohe, Aomori Pref., Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506> launched the operations of its first mega solar power plant on Tuesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011122000404

Osaka Gas to Cut Bills by 1.2 Pct in Feb.

Osaka, Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)--Osaka Gas Co. <9532> said Tuesday it will lower gas charges by an average 1.2 pct on Feb. 1 as a result of measures aimed at boosting business efficiency.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011122000989

Japan's New Nuclear Safety Agency to Have 500 Staff

Tokyo, Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)--A new nuclear safety agency to be set up in April will have 500 workers, about 100 more than those at the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency it will replace, nuclear disaster management minister Goshi Hosono said Tuesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122000458

(Update) March Disaster, N-Crisis Top Jiji Press List of 2011 Japan News

Tokyo, Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)--Following the sudden death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Jiji Press editors have updated their selection of this year's top 10 news events published last week.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122000826

U.S. Nuke Regulator Offers Continued Support for Japan

Tokyo, Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)--Visiting U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko offered Tuesday to provide continued support for Japan in resolving the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co. 's <9501> stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122001036

Japan to Set 100 Becquerels for Radioation Limit on Food

Tokyo, Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan's health ministry plans to set a limit of 100 becquerels per kilogram for radioactive cesium included in such food as rice, meat, fish and vegetables, officials said Tuesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122001047

Google to Invest in Solar Power Project of Sharp Unit

New York, Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)--U.S. Internet search giant Google Inc. said Tuesday it will invest in a California solar photovoltaic power project undertaken by a U.S. unit of major Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. <6753>.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011122100249

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Overview of temporary storage for cesium adsorption towers


Temporary storage for cesium adsorption towers (Cesium adsorption towers covered by sheet are unused)

[Reference] Installation of Temporary Storage for Cesium Adsorption Tower
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Comments regarding the article of Yomiuri Newspaper (December 21) "TEPCO in a de facto Nationalization - TEPCO reviews to receive financial support of 2 trillion yen from public and private financial institutions."


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Japanese energy company might buy TEPCO plants

JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., Japan's largest oil supplier, may sell electricity to embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co. while discussing possible purchases of the utility's power plants, the JX president said.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201112210078a

Next road map: 30-40 years to scrap Fukushima plant
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Decommissioning the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will take three or four decades, Japan's government said on Dec. 21 as it unveiled plans for the next phase of a huge and costly cleanup of the wrecked nuclear plant.
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Ministry seeking lower radiation levels for infants

Concerned about children and their exposure to radiation, the health ministry is considering significantly lowering the safety standard levels for infant food and milk to half the level for food, while setting the benchmark for drinking water in line with the World Health Organization.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112210047
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Steps to put residents' lives back in order should be core of Fukushima restoration

Measures to put the lives of disaster victims back in order should be the core of efforts to restore Fukushima Prefecture, hit hard by the triple disasters of the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na001000c.html

Google, KKR invest in California solar project

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu085000c.html

Fire burns ceiling of Tokai village nuclear reactor building

MITO, Japan (Kyodo) -- A fire partially burned the ceiling of a building housing a nuclear reactor at the village of Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Tuesday, the prefectural government and the reactor's operator said.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

Piles of tainted tree bark, woodchips left at Fukushima lumbermills

SENDAI (Kyodo) -- At least 16,000 tons of radiation-contaminated tree bark and woodchips are piled up at lumbermills in Fukushima Prefecture, left unattended in storage in the aftermath of the nuclear crisis at a Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant, a local industry group said Wednesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...sp013000c.html

IAEA chief voices hope of sending inspectors to N. Korea again

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...fp012000c.html

Governors urge central gov't to address nuclear crisis more promptly

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The National Governors' Association urged the central government Tuesday to tackle problems and concerns caused by the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant more promptly as burdens on evacuees are compounding with time.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm023000c.html

Gov't proposal calls for lower radioactive limit for ordinary food

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A health ministry proposal for new limits on radioactive cesium found in food calls for a ceiling of 100 becquerels per kilogram for regular food items, one-fifth the current 500-becquerel limit, government sources said Tuesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm027000c.html

Gov't, TEPCO set 40-yr work plan for scrapping Fukushima reactors

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday they would seek to finish scrapping the four crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in the next 30 to 40 years in a newly unveiled work schedule describing measures to be taken following the plant's stabilization.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm139000c.html

Town hosting Fukushima nuke reactors to keep getting power station subsidies

The government intends to continue providing power station-hosting subsidies to the town where the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant's shattered reactors are located, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano has stated.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na005000c.html

U.S. nuclear chief says Fukushima plant stable but major task remains

Visiting U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said Dec. 20 that there was no longer enough energy in the reactors at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant to produce an offsite release of radiation, but pointed out that a large cleanup task remained.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

Quake, tsunami-hit Joban Line partially restores operations in Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA -- Operations on a train line that was heavily damaged by the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture have been partially restored.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

50 percent of people in quake-stricken region have no prospects for rebuilding homes

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na013000c.html

Disaster survivors in Japan look back on year of hardship, lessons

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

Fukushima local decontamination costs bust estimates

FUKUSHIMA -- The prefectural government here has said that radioactive decontamination operations now under way in three municipalities will cost an average of about 1.3 million yen per household, far over the funds allotted.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na017000c.html
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Japan May Put TEPCO under Effective State Control

Tokyo, Dec. 21 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government is considering putting Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> under effective state control by using one to 1.5 trillion yen in public funds, informed sources said Wednesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122100264

Job Climate Still Severe in Tsunami-Hit Areas: Govt Report

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122100745

IAEA to Help Japan Decommission Fukushima Reactors

Tokyo, Dec. 21 (Jiji Press)--The International Atomic Energy Agency is ready to help Japan decommission reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, visiting IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano said Wednesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122100535

Japan to Start Work to Remove Melted Fuel Rods in 10 Yrs

Tokyo, Dec. 21 (Jiji Press)--A panel created by the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> adopted Wednesday a three-stage roadmap to decommission four damaged reactors of TEPCO's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in 30 to 40 years.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122100730

Japan Govt to Underwrite Reactor Decommissioning Costs: Minister

Tokyo, Dec. 21 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will be responsible for securing the funds needed to decommission four damaged reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, Goshi Hosono, minister in charge of nuclear disaster management, said Wednesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122100886
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Local mayors discontent with plan to reclassify no-entry zones

FUKUSHIMA--Municipal leaders in areas affected by the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have expressed dissatisfaction with the government's plan to reclassify no-entry and expanded evacuation zones into three categories based on annual radiation exposure.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111221005326.htm

3-stage map adopted for decommissioning

The government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. decided Wednesday on a 30- to 40-year road map for decommissioning the Nos. 1 to 4 reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, government officials said.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111221005552.htm

Govt likely to take over TEPCO / Liability fund would hold stock majority

The government will likely bring Tokyo Electric Power Co. under state control as part of a 2 trillion yen plan that involves using the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund to obtain more than two-thirds of the utility's stock, according to an informed source.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111221006388.htm
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Lack of exercise a concern for Fukushima children

FUKUSHIMA--A 34-year-old woman watched her son running around an indoor play center in Fukushima city.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201112200050c

Contaminated water containers completed at nuke plant

A facility was completed Dec. 21 at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant for storing radioactive waste containing cesium that had been discharged in the treatment of contaminated water.

A facility for storing containers holding cesium at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in early December. Kurion Inc.'s containers have been put in concrete boxes, and SARRY containers are stored on the right in the photograph. The blue containers are unused. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112220059

Obstacles loom for TEPCO 'nationalization' plan

A government plan to bring Tokyo Electric Power Co. under state control to secure decommissioning costs for the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant faces opposition from the utility among many other hurdles.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112220050

Long road remains for decommissioning of Fukushima plant

With the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant as a guide, the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Dec. 21 released a road map for decommissioning the stricken No. 1 through No. 4 reactors at TEPCO's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that will take decades.


http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112220062
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Fukushima stray dogs trained as therapy dogs

KAMAISHI (Kyodo) -- A civil organization has begun training as therapy dogs four stray dogs found in areas of Fukushima Prefecture affected by the March earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

Panel to compile post-nuclear crisis energy policy 'from scratch'

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel said Wednesday that it will seek to compile Japan's new energy policy "starting over from scratch," after the country's plan to boost the use of atomic power was called into question due to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm015000c.html

Gov't eyes reviewing Japan's pledge to cut emissions by 25% by 2020

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government and the ruling Democratic Party of Japan plan to reconsider Japan's pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 from 1990 levels, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm016000c.html

Genkai plant's No. 1 unit found to contain high amount of impurity

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- The reactor vessel of the aging No. 1 unit at the Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture was found to contain a high amount of copper, an impure substance, compared with other reactors operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co., officials of the utility said Wednesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm017000c.html

Aomori municipalities call on gov't to maintain nuclear fuel recycling

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Leaders of municipalities in Aomori Prefecture, where several nuclear power-related facilities are located, urged the central government on Wednesday to maintain its nuclear power policies, including those on nuclear fuel recycling.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm021000c.html

Fukushima gov. calls for compensation for all affected residents

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato on Thursday urged the central government to make all residents of his prefecture affected by the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power complex eligible for compensation.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm071000c.html

TEPCO to raise electricity bills for firms, eyes hikes for households

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday it will raise electricity charges for corporate users from next April and will swiftly seek government approval for household electricity bill hikes to cope with growing fuel costs stemming from boosting thermal power generation in the wake of the nuclear crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm073000c.html

Academic critical of gov't response to nuclear crisis lauded by journal Nature

University of Tokyo professor Tatsuhiko Kodama, who blasted the government over its response to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, has been selected by British science journal Nature as one of 10 important people this year.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html

Town assembly votes to call for shutdown of all reactors in Fukushima Pref.

NIHONMATSU, Fukushima -- The assembly of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture -- a town where all residents have been evacuated along with the municipal government in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster -- voted on Dec. 21 to demand the closure of all 10 reactors in the prefecture.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

TEPCO builds temporary storage facility for highly radioactive nuclear waste

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on Dec. 21 that it has completed the construction of a temporary storage facility for highly radioactive nuclear waste produced in the process of purifying contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

TEPCO omits total cost of decommissioning nuclear reactors from work schedule

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, did not specify the cost of decommissioning the plant's reactors in its work schedule announced Dec. 21 -- apparently to obscure the possibility of the utility becoming insolvent and no longer viable as a company.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na019000c.html

Gov't to cut R&D spending on nuclear fuel cycle program based on fast-breeder reactor

The government has decided to slash spending for research and development on the country's nuclear fuel cycle program based on a fast-breeder reactor (FBR) by 25 percent for fiscal 2012 -- a move that will effectively freeze its long-term plan to put the ambitious project to commercial use.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na020000c.html
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INTERVIEW: Sumitomo Turning toward Thermal Power Fuels

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Jiji Press)--Japanese trader Sumitomo Corp. <8053> is turning to coal, crude oil and liquefied natural gas to meet rising demand for thermal power fuels, company President Susumu Kato said in a recent interview.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011122200475

Toshiba, IHI Develop Mobile Radioactive Water Cleaner

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Jiji Press)--Toshiba Corp. <6502> and IHI Corp. <7013> said Thursday they have jointly developed a mobile system to clean radiation contaminated water in places such as irrigation reservoirs and swimming pools.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011122200982

TEPCO to Launch Full-Scale Power Rate Hike for Businesses

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Thursday it will carry out a full-scale power rate hike for business users in April 2012, the first such move in 32 years.
The margin of the increase is expected to be set at around 20 pct, officials said.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122200347

Chubu Electric Owns Some Radioactive Materials without Permission

Nagoya, Dec. 22 (Jiji Press)--Chubu Electric Power Co. <9502> said Thursday that a small amount of radioactive materials has been kept at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in central Japan without government permission.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122200496

Institute to Monitor Radiation Levels in Fukushima Using City Bus

Fukushima, Dec. 22 (Jiji Press)--The Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute and Fukushima Transportation Inc. will conduct a joint experiment using a bus to measure radiation levels in cities in Fukushima Prefecture, the institute said Thursday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122200900

Experts Approve Japan's New Radioactive Cesium Limits

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese panel of drug and food sanitation experts gave its broad approval Thursday to a health ministry proposal for new limits for radioactive cesium in food.
The ministry will seek public opinion and consult a panel of radiation experts as early as next month before introducing the new standards in April.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122201024

Japan's Kodama Makes 2011 Top 10 Scientists List of Nature

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Jiji Press)--The British science journal Nature has chosen Japanese radiation researcher Tatsuhiko Kodama as one of the world's 10 scientists of 2011, it was announced Thursday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122201006

Fukushima N-Reactor Cooling System Stopped Manually Before Explosion

Tokyo, Dec. 22 (Jiji Press)--A cooling system for the No. 3 reactor of the crippled nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> was switched off manually, leading to the reactor's explosion three days after the plant was hit by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11, TEPCO said Thursday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122201123
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The crack of axle linkage casing at the overhead crane in the building of spent fuel common pool, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Part of the damaged gear coupling of the overhead crane in the buliding of spent fuel common pool (whole image)

[Reference] The crack of axle linkage casing at the overhead crane in the building of spent fuel common pool, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (survey result)
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S.Korea President Park urged nuclear-armed Okinawa

Friday, December 23, 2011 09:03 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111223_04.html

US nuclear regulator approves new reactor design

Friday, December 23, 2011 09:03 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111223_06.html
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TEPCO to raise electricity rates by 20% for corporate users

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will raise electricity rates by about 20 percent for corporate customers starting next April, company President Toshio Nishizawa said Thursday.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T111222005806.htm

Panel slams govt's shoddy info-sharing / Interim report to rip response to N-disaster

Lack of communication within the Prime Minister's Office and its delays in releasing key information caused serious confusion in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, a government panel investigating the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will assert in an interim report to be released Monday, sources have said.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111222005814.htm

Ministry eyes stricter limits for cesium levels in food

The health ministry has compiled a plan to revise the current provisional limits for radioactive cesium in food, setting stricter standards that would require drinking water to contain no more than 10 becquerels per kilogram--or one-twentieth of the current limit--according to officials.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111222003397.htm
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Fukushima plant operators 'prepared to die' after quake

Central control room operators at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant showed a wide range of emotions in the early chaotic moments of the disaster. Some expressed disbelief at what was happening. Others believed their utter helplessness would drive them insane.
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Fukushima food has 8 times more cesium than in Tokyo

People in Fukushima Prefecture are ingesting about eight times more radioactive cesium in their daily meals than people in Tokyo, a health ministry survey showed.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201112230009w

US clears another hurdle toward nuclear renaissance

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112230062
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U.S. regulators OK construction of new nuclear reactor

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu085000c.html

US approves new nuclear reactor design

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in049000c.html

6 utilities in western Japan to tie up to expand wind-power generation

KANAZAWA (Kyodo) -- Six electric power firms in western and southwestern Japan said Thursday they have agreed to tie up to expand wind-power generation by using their existing power lines to accommodate each other with power output.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu092000c.html

Toshiba, IHI develop mobile radiation-tainted water treatment system

YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) -- Toshiba Corp. and IHI Corp. said Thursday they have developed a mobile system for the treatment of water contaminated with radiation outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu093000c.html

Thousands protest in southern China against power plant project: reports

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in029000c.html

Nostalgic steam 'Christmas Train' lights up northern Japan with cheer

The track of the JR Ban-Etsu West Line is covered with snow on Dec. 17, setting a perfect stage for the Christmas Train 2011.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...na013000c.html

Kyushu Electric not to submit additional report on e-mail scandal

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Thursday turned down the industry minister's implicit demand for a new report on a scandal involving its e-mail campaign to steer public opinion on nuclear reactors.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

Panel sees gov't evacuation order in nuclear crisis as irrational

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel investigating the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is expected to point out in its upcoming report that the government's evacuation order issued shortly after the accident was irrational, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm019000c.html

Gov't unveils lower radioactive limits for food

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The health ministry proposed Thursday new limits on radioactive cesium found in food and a task force under its food sanitation council approved the proposed stricter ceilings at a meeting.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm020000c.html

Tokyo to double local electric power generation capacity

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is set to double the electric power generation capacity in the capital by 2020, officials said.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html

Fukushima nuke plant worker stopped coolant injection over damage fears

A worker at the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear station manually stopped a coolant injection system in the plant's No. 3 reactor following the disaster for fear that the reactor would be damaged and lead to a radiation leak, its operator said.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na019000c.html
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Toshiba Welcomes U.S. Reactor Design Approval

Tokyo, Dec. 23 (Jiji Press)--Toshiba Corp. <6502> said Friday it welcomes U.S. regulatory approval of a new nuclear reactor design by subsidiary Westinghouse Electric Co.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011122300179

Hitachi Signs Interim Pact to Build Nuclear Plant in Lithuania

Tokyo, Dec. 23 (Jiji Press)--Hitachi Ltd. <6501> said Friday it has signed a preliminary agreement with the Lithuanian government to build a nuclear power plant in the Baltic country.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011122400015

TEPCO to Seek 600 B. Yen in Additional Aid

Tokyo, Dec. 23 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> plans to ask its bailout fund for 600 billion yen in additional financial assistance to prepare for an increase in compensation payments related to its nuclear crisis, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011122400024
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Unit 3 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Swelling of Water Injection Hose to Reactor

Pipe Arrangement for Water Injection to Reactor No.3


[Reference] Unit 3 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Swelling of Water Injection Hose to Reactor
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Chinese villagers step up protest vs. power plant

Saturday, December 24, 2011 00:31 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111224_01.html
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TEPCO fee hike certain to draw ire

Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s plan to raise electricity charges in April will inevitably draw criticism from the public and accelerate debate on further liberalization of the electric power business to encourage competition among power producers.
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TEPCO seeks extra 600 bil. yen for damages / Utility seen facing even bigger burden

Tokyo Electric Power Co. will ask the government next week for about 600 billion yen in additional assistance to pay compensation for damage caused by its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, it has been learned.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111223005135.htm

City of lights

Lanterns lit up by candles or LED lights illuminate a sidewalk in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo on Thursday. The lanterns are decorated with pictures and messages from celebrities, including Shigeo Nagashima, lifetime honorary manager of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team, and primary school students from quake-hit areas in the Tohoku region. The year-end event "Lightopia" will be held through Dec. 29.
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TEPCO will seek more disaster funds from government

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to seek about 600 billion yen ($7.7 billion) in additional aid for disaster compensation from a government fund following a review of evacuation zones, which will likely increase the number of evacuees and compensation required.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112240049
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Experts weigh in on the controversial Monju fast-breeder reactor project

The fate of the prototype Monju fast-breeder reactor, once said to be a "dream" nuclear reactor for resource-poor Japan, is now under heated debate. The government's waste-cutting panel has recommended a "fundamental review" of the project, and nuclear disaster minister Goshi Hosono has stated that decommissioning the reactor is an option that should be considered. The Mainichi asked several experts to explain the reactors and the controversy surrounding them.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...na005000c.html

Disaster-struck Japan set for record-high spending

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu074000c.html

120 students died in March disaster after being picked up by parents

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm004000c.html

March disaster ranks as top Japan story in 2011

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm007000c.html

Cabinet agrees to record 93.56 tril. yen FY 2012 budget

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

AEC chairman warned people within 170 km of Fukushima plant might need to relocate

The head of the government's nuclear energy panel warned in March that all residents in areas within a 170-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant might need to be relocated in a worst-case scenario, sources close to the government have disclosed.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html
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Nuclear-Related Costs Slashed in Japan Budget

Tokyo, Dec. 24 (Jiji Press)--Following the accident at the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station in northeastern Japan, nuclear-related spending was drastically cut in the government's fiscal 2012 budget proposal adopted Saturday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122400227
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Survey: People pay more attention to power-saving

People in Japan are paying greater attention to saving electricity.
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Sunday, December 25, 2011 01:20 +0900 (JST)
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Lady Gaga to perform NHK's New Year's Eve concert

....After a number of foreign artists canceled trips to Japan because of fear of radiation, Lady Gaga was one of the first performers to hold a concert here after the March disaster.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 01:20 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111224_21.html

Noda to visit China from Sunday

Sunday, December 25, 2011 05:23 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111225_02.html

Noda leaves for Beijing

Sunday, December 25, 2011 15:10 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111225_11.html
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New radiation limits alarm local entities

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry's new limits on radioactive cesium in food items are far more stringent than international standards, alarming local governments in charge of checking for radioactive contamination.
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Farmers relieved at new criteria

Although the new limits for radioactive cesium in food, which were presented to a meeting of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry's Pharmaceutical Affairs and Food Sanitation Council on Thursday, are much stricter than the existing provisional ones, they also appear to take the concerns of farmers into account.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111224002580.htm

Ministry budget up 5-fold / Environmental body allocated billions for disaster cleanup

The Cabinet has approved a budget of more than 1 trillion yen for the Environment Ministry in fiscal 2012, a fivefold increase from the previous year, to cover reconstruction from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111224002536.htm
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Noda to ask China to play key role in tackling aftermath of Kim's death

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Noda arrives in Beijing for talks with Chinese leaders

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm062000c.html
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Japan, China Agree to Cooperate for Stability in N. Korea

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Japan, China agree to have close connection

Monday, December 26, 2011 04:44 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111226_05.html

Genkai reactor shuts down for regular checkup

The operator of the Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture says it has shut down its only operating reactor for a regular inspection.

Monday, December 26, 2011 05:31 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111226_06.html

Kyushu Electric calls for saving energy

Japan's government and Kyushu Electric Power Company have begun asking households and firms in the southwestern region to cut their energy use by at least 5 percent from a year ago.

Monday, December 26, 2011 12:11 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111226_17.html

Noda, Hu to work for stable Korean Peninsula

Monday, December 26, 2011 13:49 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111226_19.html

Panel compiles interim report on nuclear accident

A panel looking into the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has severely criticized both the operator and the government for mishandling the accident.

Monday, December 26, 2011 19:47 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111226_24.html

Gov't to rezone evacuation zones

The Japanese government has decided to change the demarcation of no-entry and evacuation zones near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant within 3 months.

Monday, December 26, 2011 20:42 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111226_26.html
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Details of new N-agency announced / 485-strong body to tighten safety rules

The outline of a new nuclear safety agency to be launched in April with the aim of overhauling the country's nuclear safety regulation system has been unveiled by the Environment Ministry.
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Parents wary of Fukushima village schools

A survey by the municipal government of Kawauchimura, Fukushima Prefecture, part of which was designated an emergency evacuation preparation zone, has found that most residents do not intend to let their children return there for school.
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59% of people more aware of saving power

The majority of respondents--59 percent--to an annual government survey said they had become more conscious about saving electricity since the Great East Japan Earthquake, according to the Cabinet Office.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111225001431.htm
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Long-overdue graduation ceremony held for Iitate students

KAWAMATA, Fukushima Prefecture—It may have come nine months late, but for some children from Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture, a graduation ceremony made this Christmas a little more special.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112260023

NEC offers radiation measurement device

NEC Corp. has released a radiation measurement device that can be installed at public sites--including schools, hospitals and convenience stores--to provide updated data at any time on the Internet.
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Study: Fertilizer curbs cesium absorption in rice

High concentrations of potassium fertilizers in soil tend to reduce the absorption of radioactive cesium in rice plants, according to a study that will be used in discussions on rice-planting standards for next fiscal year.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112260065

Panel blasts TEPCO, nuclear regulator for nuke accident

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and a nuclear regulator failed to handle the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant because they did not plan for a disaster like the one that occurred on March 11, according to a government investigation panel's interim report on Dec. 26.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112260076
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Death on a December morning: Friends wonder if disaster refugee could have been saved

SHIRAKAWA, Fukushima -- On the cold morning of Dec. 11, exactly nine months after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, a 67-year-old man in the bathroom at his temporary unit here died of what was probably a heart attack. A native of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, he had lost his wife to the tsunami and his home to the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, and he was alone when his life ended. The vexed question those around him are asking now is: Could he have been saved?

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...na020000c.html

Fumbling gov't faces huge challenges in 2012

Hiroaki Koide, an assistant professor at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), is someone who has made one of the strongest impressions on me among the experts I've spoken to about the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na002000c.html

TEPCO seeks postponement of repaying 2 tril. yen in loans

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. and a state-backed entity providing financial assistance to the utility have asked major lenders to postpone the repayment deadline of around 2 trillion yen in emergency loans extended immediately after the nuclear crisis began at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, sources close to the matter said Sunday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu095000c.html

Genkai reactor suspended, leaving 6 reactors in service in Japan

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. suspended operation of the No. 4 reactor at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture late Sunday for a regular checkup, the utility said.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm038000c.html

Ministry sets guideline to reuse contaminated waste

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Environment Ministry presented a guideline Sunday to reuse radioactively contaminated disaster waste generated in nuclear crisis--hit Fukushima Prefecture as construction materials within the prefecture.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm091000c.html

Kyushu Electric asks firms, households to cut power use by over 5%

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. began Monday asking both corporate and household customers to cut their maximum power usage by more than 5 percent through Feb. 3, due to halts to the operations of all six of its nuclear reactors.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm092000c.html

3 pilot plants to try decontaminating debris in Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Three decontamination pilot plants will begin operations as early as January in Fukushima Prefecture to seek efficient ways to reduce the amount of radiation there in debris and soil, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm093000c.html

Radiation fears spread to forest industry

SHIROISHI, Miyagi -- Radiation fears stemming from the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant and radiation monitoring activities are raising concern among people handling trees to grow mushrooms and make charcoal.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

N. Korea transition tests Noda's diplomatic skills

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...fp112000c.html

Institute to gauge radiation effects on ecosystem by analyzing swallows' nests

A research institute has begun collecting swallows' nests from around the country that were built this year to investigate the effects of radiation released from the Fukushima nuclear disaster on birds.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na013000c.html

No direct link between soil radiation and contaminated rice: survey

FUKUSHIMA -- High radiation doses in rice produced here are not necessarily linked to soil radiation levels, and could be linked to a lack of potassium and insufficient cultivation of rice paddies, a joint governmental survey has revealed.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na019000c.html

Fukushima accident shows need to prepare for the unexpected: panel

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel investigating the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant said Monday the accident shows the need to prepare for unexpected events if the consequences of them happening could be disastrous, referring to the poor emergency responses by the plant operator and the government.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm113000c.html
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Chugoku Electric, Local Govts Sign Nuclear Safety Accord

Tottori, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--Chugoku Electric Power Co. <9504> signed a safety accord with the prefectural government of Tottori and the city governments of Yonago and Sakaiminato on its nuclear power station near the western Japan prefecture.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600038

Kyushu Electric Sees All N-Reactors Suspended

Fukuoka, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> halted operations at the No. 4 reactor at its Genkai nuclear power station Sunday night for routine maintenance, bringing all nuclear reactors in its service area offline.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600041

Fukushima Town Forms Legal Team over Nuke Compensation

Fukushima, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--A town government that hosts the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant formed a group of lawyers in order to help residents receive compensation from the plant operator, officials said Monday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600309

Kyushu Electric to Halt Thermal Power Generator

Fukuoka, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> said Monday it will suspend operations at the No. 2 generator of its Ainoura thermal power plant in Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan, due to a steam-related problem.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600482

Japan Food Companies Remain Eager for Exports: Survey

Tokyo, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--Despite obstacles such as the yen's historic rise and the nuclear crisis following the March 11 disaster, Japanese food companies remain eager to export their products, a recent survey has revealed.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600395

Kyushu Elec. Pres. Manabe Says to Resign Early

Fukuoka, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> President Toshio Manabe expressed Monday his intention to resign over the so-called e-mail scandal at an early date.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600394

TEPCO Lacked Ability to Handle Nuke Accident: Panel

Tokyo, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> was not sufficiently prepared for a tsunami on March 11 and there were problems in its ability to handle the accident at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, an independent panel said Monday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600566

Miyagi Municipalities to Seek 200 M. Yen from TEPCO

Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--Thirty-three municipalities in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, said Monday they will seek 203.52-million-yen compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> for damage they suffered from the nuclear crisis at the firm's Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600609

(Update) Kyushu Electric Halts Thermal Generator, May Face Supply Shortage

Fukuoka, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> on Monday halted operations at the No. 2 unit of its Ainoura thermal power plant in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, southwestern Japan, for inspection following a leak of steam from a boiler.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600680

Japan SDF Troops to Fully Withdraw from Disaster Areas

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600713

Japan to Lift Ban on Entry into Areas near TEPCO N-Plant

Tokyo, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government on Monday decided to lift a ban on entry into the 20-kilometer no-go zone around Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in April 2012 at the earliest.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600782

N-Crisis Report Highlights Unpreparedness to Huge Disasters

Tokyo, Dec. 26 (Jiji Press)--A report from a nuclear crisis investigation panel Monday highlighted how unprepared Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> and the government were for huge natural disasters such as the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent giant tsunami that knocked down the firm's Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 11.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122600805
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Results of Boring and Trenching Survey on Yunotake Fault

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TEPCO to conduct endoscopy of Fukushima reactors

Tokyo Electric Power Company says it will use an industrial endoscope to study the inside of a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Nuclear power plant.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 05:23 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111227_04.html

Government to buy up contaminated rice

The Japanese government has decided to buy up contaminated rice from Fukushima Prefecture.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 07:29 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111227_08.html

TEPCO asks for $9-bil. more for compensation

The operator of the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seeking nearly 9 billion dollars in additional government funds to help it compensate people affected by the March disaster.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 15:41 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111227_24.html

High radiation detected in male cedar flowers

Extremely high radiation levels of more than 250,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium have been detected in male flowers of cedar trees in the no-entry zone near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 19:05 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111227_26.html

Fukushima tells TEPCO no more nuclear plants

The Fukushima governor has told the president of Tokyo Electric Power Company that the prefecture will request that all nuclear plants in Fukushima be decommissioned.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 19:34 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111227_30.html
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Govt to spur deregulation of power industry

The government will reform the power supply system under which utility companies currently monopolize power generation and transmission, officials said Monday.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111226002733.htm
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TEPCO seeks 690 billion yen more for Fukushima compensation
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Tokyo Electric Power Co asked a government-backed bailout body on Dec. 27 for an additional 690 billion yen ($8.8 billion) to help compensate victims of the nuclear crisis at its Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112270013

Toshiba to launch rolling decontamination service

Toshiba Corp. is loading up a mobile decontamination service for radioactive soil and water that can service municipalities in the Tohoku region, where the disabled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is located, and the neighboring Kanto region.
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A large truck for transporting Toshiba Corp.'s new device for clearing the soil of radioactive cesium (Shu Nomura)
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112270042

Gist of panel's report on Fukushima accident

The following is the gist of an interim report of a government panel investigating the Fukushima nuclear accident released on Dec. 26.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112270050

Panel: Wide communication gaps hampered response in Fukushima

Soon after the March 11 earthquake struck, then Prime Minister Naoto Kan and other senior officials gathered in his fifth floor office and effectively became the central decision-making body for the nuclear accident unfolding in Fukushima Prefecture.
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Without SPEEDI, residents fled in direction of radiation

Kazushige Takahashi was not worried about radiation when the central and local governments started issuing evacuation orders after the March 11 tsunami knocked out power at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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Editorial: More detailed information needed in final report on nuclear crisis

A fact-finding panel on an accident at the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant should put more specific and detailed information in its final report on the still ongoing crisis.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na002000c.html

Toshiba develops mobile device to clean up radioactive soil

ATSUGI, Japan (Kyodo) -- Toshiba Corp. said Monday it has developed a mobile device to remove radioactive cesium from soil contaminated by the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, and unveiled the machine to the press.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu087000c.html

SDF to end Fukushima relief operations, complete post-disaster mission

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa on Monday ordered the Self-Defense Forces to end their nine-month mission in Fukushima Prefecture to support those affected by the nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm022000c.html

Kyushu Electric chief Manabe to resign possibly by March

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. President Toshio Manabe indicated Monday he could resign, possibly by March, as a scandal involving an e-mail campaign by the utility to manipulate public opinion regarding nuclear reactors has basically been settled.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm024000c.html

Noda vows to prevent recurrence of nuclear accident

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Monday vowed to do his utmost to prevent a nuclear accident from ever occurring again in Japan, after receiving a government panel's interim report on the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, while the nuclear regulatory agency apologized for its insufficient response to the disaster.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm033000c.html

Gov't decides basic policy of reclassifying Fukushima evacuation zones

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government decided on Monday its basic policy of reclassifying evacuation zones around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into three categories this spring now that the plant has been brought to a stable state of cold shutdown.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm035000c.html

Ministry to buy up cesium-tainted rice from Fukushima Pref.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Farm minister Michihiko Kano said Tuesday his ministry will buy up rice from farmers in Fukushima Prefecture whose products mark radiation levels over 100 becquerels per kilogram in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, triggered by the March earthquake and tsunami.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm078000c.html

TEPCO seeks additional 689 bil. yen from state for damages payments

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has sought an additional 689.4 billion yen in aid from a state-backed entity to secure funds for colossal compensation payments associated with the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm079000c.html

Gov't not to rule out injection of public money into TEPCO: Edano

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano suggested Monday the government does not rule out the possibility of injecting public funds into the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant to assist its revitalization.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm080000c.html

TEPCO dissatisfied with panel's view of severe accident measures

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. showed dissatisfaction Tuesday with a view suggested in an investigation report on the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant that the utility should have taken precautionary measures to deal with severe nuclear accidents triggered by tsunami.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm114000c.html

Fukushima rice farmers asking 'until when will this continue?'

FUKUSHIMA -- With the government announcing a possible ban on future rice planting in areas where contaminated rice was detected, farmers in Fukushima Prefecture are on the verge of losing the little hope that has kept them going amidst months of torture.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na006000c.html

Many Fukushima evacuees remain reluctant to return to homes near nuclear plant

Municipalities near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant have started preparations to return to where they were before the outbreak of the nuclear crisis in March following the central government's announcement on Dec. 26 to redraw evacuation zones, but many evacuees are reluctant to return to their homes due in part to fears over long-running effects of radiation.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html
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Japanese Spent Nuke Fuel Plant to Resume Trial

Aomori, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. will resume a trial run at its spent fuel reprocessing plant early next year as part of the process needed to complete the plant, President Yoshihiko Kawai said Tuesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700390

TEPCO Seeks 690-B.-Yen Additional Compensation Aid

Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> requested Tuesday nearly 690 billion yen in additional aid from the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700328

Japan to Buy Up Heavily Contaminated Rice in Fukushima

Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will buy up rice heavily contaminated with radioactive cesium through private bodies as early as next month, agriculture minister Michihiko Kano said Tuesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700477

No Need to Worry about Radioactive Pollen from Fukushima: Agency

Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--The Forestry Agency said Tuesday there is no need to worry about radiation exposure from cedar pollen flying from Fukushima Prefecture.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700620

TEPCO to Cut Electricity Rates for 2nd Month in Feb.

Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday it will lower its power rates for February to reflect falls in crude oil import prices.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700696

Japanese Media Ask Govt for Speedier Disclosure of N-Accident Info

Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--A group of Japanese news organizations called on the government Tuesday to promptly disclose information on a nuclear plant accident to them and municipalities involved.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700697

Minister Urges TEPCO to Mull Possible State Control

Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano on Tuesday urged Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> to consider a possibility of coming under temporary state control.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700846

INTERVIEW: Mizuho Chief Wants TEPCO to Remain Private Firm

Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--Mizuho Financial Group Inc. <8411> President Yasuhiro Sato has expressed his hope that Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501>, a major client for the megabank group, will remain a private-sector company.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700859

Kyushu Electric Sued over All N-Reactors in Saga Pref.

Saga, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--Members of a Japanese civic group and others sued Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> Tuesday, seeking a court injunction to halt three nuclear reactors at its Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700845

Japan to Consider Drastic Power Industry Reforms

Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will consider drastically revamping the nation's power industry, including a possible separation of power generation and distribution operations, industry minister Yukio Edano said Tuesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700888

Full Farmland Decontamination to Start in Iitate in March

Fukushima, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese agriculture ministry on Tuesday unveiled its plans to start full work on farmland decontamination in the village of Iitate in Fukushima Prefecture in March.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700909

Polluted Rice Found in More Fukushima Districts

Fukushima, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--Rice containing over 100 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, a likely threshold for rice production permission next year, has been found in more districts in Fukushima Prefecture, the prefectural government said Tuesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700929
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Govt requests sites for waste soil storage

The government has officially requested permission to temporarily store radioactive waste soil in 8 municipalities around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 17:08 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111228_24.html

Residents reluctant to accept govt plan

Local residents are reluctant to accept the government's plan to build a temporary facility for storing radioactive soil in Futaba County.
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2011 TOP 10 DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL NEWS STORIES / Disasters loom large in '11 news

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111226001531.htm

Locals fume at poor N-crisis response

The interim report on the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has produced an angry backlash toward the poor response by the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. among people who were forced to evacuate from around the stricken plant.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111227003333.htm

NISA 'powerless to handle severe accident' / Interim report: Agency merely urged TEPCO to provide information, failed to control situation

An interim report released Monday by a government panel investigating the crisis this year at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant stated that the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) and other governmental organizations failed to deal with the crisis effectively in their respective capacities and also failed to cooperate with each other.
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Mizuho: TEPCO not exempt from debt payments

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. fully expects Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay its debts.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112280038

Design of Fukushima venting pipes prompted explosion

The structure of venting pipes may have led to the hydrogen explosions that rocked the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant during the early phases of the accident, a nuclear expert said.
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Residents sue to seek complete suspension of Genkai reactors

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Local residents sued the operator of the Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture on Tuesday, demanding that all four reactors there be suspended from operations due to the risk of accident caused by a potential earthquake or tsunami.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm015000c.html

Gov't adopts report proposing drastic reform of utility system

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government adopted Tuesday a panel report which proposed considering splitting Japanese utilities operations of generating and transmitting electricity into separate companies as an effective way of reforming Japan's electricity system.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm016000c.html

Edano asks TEPCO to mull option of temporary state control

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Industry minister Yukio Edano told Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Toshio Nishizawa on Tuesday to consider putting the utility under temporary state control as one of the options to fundamentally bolster its financial standing, while warning against the company's moves to resort to electricity bill hikes.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm017000c.html

Promoter of controversial fast-breeder reactor project appointed to top bureaucratic post

The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry has decided to appoint a high-ranking official who promoted the controversial project to develop a fast-breeder nuclear reactor to its top bureaucratic post.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html

Fukushima governor demands TEPCO decommission all its 10 nuke reactors

FUKUSHIMA -- Gov. Yuhei Sato has demanded that Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled nuclear plant, decommission all its 10 nuclear reactors in the prefecture.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html

Radioactive cesium in cedar pollen in Fukushima poses no health hazard: gov't agency

Levels of radiation in cesium contained in cedar pollen in Fukushima Prefecture, which hosts the crippled nuclear power plant, are so low that they will not pose any health hazard, the Forestry Agency said.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html

Workers in disaster-hit regions hope for brighter 2012

As the long road toward recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami continues and the unprecedented nuclear disaster drags on, workers in disaster-hit areas welcomed the last day of work for the year. As they reflected on their expectations for 2012, they expressed hope.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na015000c.html
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Japan to Promote Nuclear Pact Talks with India: Noda

Tokyo, Dec. 28 (Jiji Press)--Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda voiced Japan's readiness to promote negotiations on a bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement in an interview with the Indian Express published Wednesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122700754

Japan Govt Wants Radioactive Waste Storage in Fukushima

Fukushima, Dec. 28 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government wants to build a temporary facility in Fukushima Prefecture to store waste tainted with radioactive substances from the crippled nuclear plant in the northeastern prefecture, Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Wednesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122800444

Another Kyushu Electric Thermal Generator Halted for Trouble

Fukuoka, Dec. 28 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> said Wednesday a generator at its Shinoita thermal power plant in Oita, southwestern Japan, has suspended operations due to a gas turbine trouble.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122800463

2 Fukushima Credit Cooperatives to Get Public Funds

Tokyo, Dec. 28 (Jiji Press)--The government will inject a total of 31.4 billion yen in public funds into two "shinyo kumiai" credit cooperatives in Fukushima Prefecture, one of the three northeastern Japan prefectures hit hardest by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the Financial Services Agency said Wednesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122800815

Banks Ease Terms for 698 B. Yen of Loans in Disaster Areas

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011122800858

Fukushima Shuts Last Evacuation Centers

Fukushima, Dec. 28 (Jiji Press)--Local authorities in Fukushima Prefecture have shut their remaining two evacuation centers, nearly 10 months after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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Fukushima plant's backup generator failed in 1991

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant failed to take preventive measures after a backup generator was inundated by a leaking pipe 20 years ago.
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Last shelters in Fukushima Pref. close

FUKUSHIMA--The last two evacuation centers in Fukushima Prefecture were closed Wednesday, more than 9-1/2 months after the March 11 disaster.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111228004538.htm

Hosono seeks OK for N-storage / Officials in Fukushima Pref. asked to accept temporary waste disposal site

FUKUSHIMA--Environment Minister Goshi Hosono on Wednesday officially asked Fukushima Prefecture and the heads of eight municipal governments in the prefecture's Futaba County to approve construction of a midterm storage site for radioactive waste in the county.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111228003939.htm
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Report: Fukushima plant chief kept his cool in crisis

The head of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was at a total loss on what to do when the crisis started on March 11.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112290012

Forestry Agency: Pollen won't be carrying much cesium

With health concerns arising before the onset of hay fever season, the Forestry Agency said on Dec. 27 that the impact of cedar pollen being contaminated with radioactive cesium on humans will be "small."

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112290014

5 more prefectures to get radiation simulators

OTSU, Shiga Prefecture--Radiation simulators for use in emergencies will be installed in five prefectures, including Shiga, that lie within 30 kilometers of nuclear plants.
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Editorial: Gov't should promote renewable energy as myth of nuclear power's cheapness shattered

"The cost of nuclear power generation is cheap" -- we have repeatedly heard such a line as part of the reasoning for promoting nuclear energy. The myth of the cheapness of nuclear power generation collapsed following the catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na001000c.html

Prosecutors drop case against actor Yamamoto, antinuclear protesters

SAGA (Kyodo) -- Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday against actor Taro Yamamoto and other protestors opposed to the restarting of local nuclear reactors who were accused of trespassing and interfering with the duties of the Saga prefectural office in July, citing insufficient evidence.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm002000c.html

Japan, India agree to boost cooperation in security, economy

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

Japan starts operating new centrifuges for enriching uranium

AOMORI (Kyodo) -- Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. started on Wednesday the operation of new, more efficient centrifuges at its uranium enrichment plant in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

Gov't asks Fukushima to host interim waste storage facility

FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Environment Minister Goshi Hosono asked local leaders in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday to host an interim facility to store radioactively contaminated soil and other waste in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

Last of evacuation shelters closed in Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA -- All of the primary shelters for evacuees in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ensuing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant have been closed down in Fukushima Prefecture, it has been announced.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na003000c.html

Gov't request for nuclear storage facility site sends shockwaves through Fukushima

The government's request that an interim facility to store soil and other waste contaminated with radiation be built somewhere in Futaba county near the crippled nuclear power plant sent ripples of concern through local governments and residents in Fukushima Prefecture.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na004000c.html
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Japan, India Agree to Speed Up Nuclear Cooperation Talks

New Delhi, Dec. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed to accelerate talks on a bilateral nuclear cooperation pact, which have been stalled in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis.

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Russian nuclear submarine catches fire

Friday, December 30, 2011 08:58 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111230_07.html

Preparations for New Year well under way

People in Japan are gearing up for New Year festivities.

Friday, December 30, 2011 15:25 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111230_13.html

Rice-pounding event to cheer Fukushima evacuees

People displaced by Japan's March disaster and ensuing nuclear crisis have enjoyed a year-end tradition in Fukushima Prefecture.

Friday, December 30, 2011 22:27 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111230_16.html

New Fukushima Daiichi investigation to start

A panel of experts investigating the cause of the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will begin full-fledged work in January.
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NUCLEAR ACCIDENT INTERIM REPORT / Fears slowed SPEEDI info

The System for Prediction of Environmental Emergency Dose Information (SPEEDI)--the government computer system that projects the dispersal of radioactive substances--was designed to pinpoint which areas should be evacuated after a nuclear accident. However, the government initially withheld SPEEDI's projections after the Fukushima nuclear crisis erupted, claiming that releasing the data "would cause unnecessary panic."
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NUCLEAR ACCIDENT INTERIM REPORT / Law dysfunctional in face of unimaginable disaster

The government panel's interim report said plans laid out by the Nuclear Disaster Special Measures Law did not function properly because the scale of the disaster was unimaginable.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111229001836.htm

NUCLEAR ACCIDENT INTERIM REPORT / Prime Minister's Office caused delay in release of info

The interim report on the nuclear accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant indicated the lack of timely information made public by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) during the crisis was caused by interference from the Prime Minister's Office.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111229001904.htm

NUCLEAR ACCIDENT INTERIM REPORT / Without water, reactor cores heated up

The interim report released this week on the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant highlights numerous problems in the government and the management of TEPCO, many stemming from the longstanding belief that existing safety measures were enough to protect nuclear reactors from natural disasters.
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Fukushima hospitals in financial strife / Services being cut as medical facilities' losses top 12 billion yen due to nuclear crisis

FUKUSHIMA--Hospitals in Fukushima Prefecture are facing financial strain--and cutting services--due to the ongoing impact of the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111229004020.htm
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Fukushima police conduct year's last major search for bodies

Fukushima prefectural police, working with a firefighting team, on Dec. 29 mounted this year’s last major search in coastal areas of the prefecture for those still missing following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake.
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http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112300015

SMFG will consider loan to TEPCO if conditions met

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. would consider extending an additional loan to Tokyo Electric Power Co. if several conditions are met, including sound management at the beleaguered utility.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112300024
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Can Web-savvy activist moms change Japan?

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's nuclear crisis has turned Mizuho Nakayama into one of a small but growing number of Internet-savvy activist moms.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/news...fe009000c.html

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TEPCO neglected anti-flood measures at Fukushima plant despite knowing risk

A room housing an emergency power system at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant had been submerged due to a pipe leak 20 years ago, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) revealed Dec. 29.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html
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INTERVIEW: SMFG Sets Conditions for Extra Aid for TEPCO

Tokyo, Dec. 30 (Jiji Press)--Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. <8316> will provide additional financial assistance to Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> if certain conditions are met, President Koichi Miyata said in a recent interview.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011122900949

TEPCO's Radiation Decontamination Costs Seen to Surge

Tokyo, Dec. 30 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> costs for decontamination of areas hit by radiation leaks from its disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are expected to grow sharply as the central and local governments accelerate their cleanup programs.

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Noda to Visit 3 Disaster-Hit Prefectures in Jan.

Tokyo, Dec. 30 (Jiji Press)--Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda plans to visit three disaster-hit northeastern Japan prefectures in January to inspect progress in reconstruction work, it was learned Friday.

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Year's last search made for victims

FUKUSHIMA--About 180 police officers and firefighters have scoured the coastline of Fukushima Prefecture in the year's last intensive search for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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The Prometheus Trap / The Researcher’s Resignation

According to Greek mythology, it was Prometheus who gave fire to humans.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201112310048
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Editorial: Overcoming the March 11 disasters

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na004000c.html

Russia: Nuclear submarine fire finally out


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Nuclear decontamination law to go into full force Sunday

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A nuclear decontamination law will go into full effect Sunday, setting the stage for full-fledged efforts to clean up buildings, soil and waste contaminated with radioactive materials in areas affected by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm051000c.html

City and citizens go from confrontation to cooperation on decontamination work

KASHIWA, Chiba -- In this city where radiation from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is relatively high, citizens' groups and the municipal government have moved from confrontation to cooperation as they work to decontaminate playgrounds and measure radiation.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html

GSDF commander says he thought Japan done for as he faced Fukushima nuke crisis

Toshinobu Miyajima, commanding general of the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) Central Readiness Force when it was desperately trying to bring the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant under control, thought at one point that Japan was done for, he recalled in a recent interview with the Mainichi.

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Japan N-Reactor Data Collection System Breaks Down

Tokyo, Dec. 31 (Jiji Press)--A government computer system to figure out real-time conditions of nuclear power reactors across Japan to prepare for a possible accident broke down on Friday, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Saturday.

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Temporary problem with reactor monitoring system

The Japanese government's nationwide nuclear reactor monitoring system failed to provide data for at least 24 hours before being restored on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, January 01, 2012 00:28 +0900 (JST)
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Powerful earthquake hits Tokyo

....Tokyo Electric Power Company said no new developments are reported at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and nearby Daini nuclear plant.

The agency hasn't issued a tsunami alert.

Sunday, January 01, 2012 16:39 +0900 (JST)
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first shrine visit of New Year
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Iran proposes new nuclear talks with world powers

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Nuclear decontamination law goes into full force

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A nuclear decontamination law went into full effect Sunday, setting the stage for full-fledged efforts to clean up buildings, soil and waste contaminated with radioactive materials in areas affected by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

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Watatsumi shrine at Iitate village, Fukushima pref

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Challenges ahead at Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has to juggle two daunting tasks this year.
One is to continue cooling the damaged reactors. The other is to start preparing for decommissioning.

Monday, January 02, 2012 11:58 +0900 (JST)
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Fukushima coming of age ceremony outside hometown

More than 20 young people who once lived in the no-entry and evacuation zones near Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant celebrated their 'Coming-of-Age Day' on Monday.

Monday, January 02, 2012 22:40 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120102_15.html
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1st sunrise of 2012 gives hope to disaster survivors

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http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201020012

Government steps in to set up victim compensation fund

In an abrupt about-face, the government will step in and establish a fund to speed compensation payments to victims of a nuclear accident on behalf of Tokyo Electric Power Co.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201020046

Nuclear watchdog members received donations from energy sector

One-third of Nuclear Safety Commission members on committees overseeing inspections of power plants and nuclear fuel received donations from companies and organizations affiliated with the nuclear energy sector, an Asahi Shimbun study has found.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201020044
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Cover-up of estimated costs to dispose of radioactive waste raises serious questions

Revelations that officials from the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy concealed the estimated costs of disposing of spent nuclear fuel highlights the distorted logic of government officials who stick to reprocessing radioactive waste even by lying.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na001000c.html

S. Korea president open to N. Korea nuclear talks

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in017000c.html

Energy agency boss told subordinate to cover up estimated costs to dump nuclear fuel

A division head at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy instructed a subordinate in April 2004 to conceal the estimated costs for disposing of spent nuclear fuel without reprocessing it, sources involved in the case and a memorandum have revealed.

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Hosono: Fukushima as center for nuclear safety

Japan's nuclear crisis minister says he wants to make Fukushima Prefecture an international center to promote nuclear safety.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012 22:40 +0900 (JST)
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New semiconductors in the works / Japanese manufacturers to develop next-generation power-saving devices

Major electronic IT manufacturers including Hitachi, Ltd., Fujitsu Ltd. and NEC Corp., plan to jointly develop next-generation semiconductors that will operate with one-tenth of the power consumed by present-day devices, it has been learned.
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Solar power cell industry sees dimmer prospects

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Insurers offer 'rainy day' policies for solar power generation

Insurers have begun offering policies to solar power plant operators that will compensate for lost revenue due to cloudy days, a move that could give momentum to solar power generation as a viable alternative energy source.
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Different radiation standards add to confusion

Different standards used by municipal governments are exacerbating the confusion among residents over safety levels of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and how to deal with possible dangerous areas.
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2 nuclear safety panel members got 7.1 mil. yen donation from industry

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The head of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan and a member of the government panel received donations totaling 7.1 million yen from the atomic power industry before assuming duties at the watchdog, the two said Monday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm005000c.html

TEPCO says water level in tank at Fukushima nuclear dropped due to quake

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on Jan. 2 that the level of water in a tank for the No. 4 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant dropped "abnormally" after an earthquake measuring up to 4 on the Japanese scale of 7 struck the Kanto and Tohoku regions on New Year's Day.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html

Japanese scientist exploring airborne windmill driven by jet streams to generate power

A Japanese scientist has been exploring a way of generating power by taking advantage of jet streams to operate airborne windmills and transmit energy produced in the atmosphere to resource-poor Japan.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html
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Australia Regrets Nuclear Crisis in Japan's Fukushima

Sydney, Jan. 3 (Jiji Press)--Aboriginal elder Yvonne Margarula, 62, sinks back into her chair and speaks softly as she describes the incredible sadness knowing rock from her land helped give way to the nuclear disaster in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture.

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Toshiba to launch mobile decontamination system

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba has developed a mobile system to decontaminate areas affected by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 04:45 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120104_01.html

French nuclear watchdog urges safety measures

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 07:25 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120104_06.html

Noda: Democrats to call for tax talks next week

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:12 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120104_12.html

Fukushima students back after New Year holidays

Elementary and junior high school students in Fukushima City have returned to class earlier than usual after the New Year break.
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Fukushima construction workers in New Year stunt

Construction workers in Minami Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, have performed traditional stunts to encourage the city's recovery from the March disaster and nuclear accident.
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012 13:30 +0900 (JST)
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Futaba mayor opposes radioactive soil storage

The mayor of Futaba Town in Fukushima Prefecture says he opposes the government's plan to build a facility for storing radioactive waste soil in Futaba County.
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NISA pledges to regain public trust

The head of Japan's nuclear safety agency has called for every possible effort to regain public trust in the government's energy policy.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 20:04 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120104_28.html
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Solar power from external walls / New material allows for more efficient energy production

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. plans to sell a new type of external building material that generates power from sunlight beginning in fiscal 2013, it has been learned.
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Village's new adults hope for rebuilding in new year

People in three Tohoku prefectures hit hard by the March 11 disaster have greeted the new year with mixed feelings.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120103003688.htm
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As radiation fears persist, ties unravel in society

A 4-year-old boy in Tokyo's Meguro Ward wears two flu masks and a raincoat every time he goes to his kindergarten. When he returns home, he is immediately told to shower and rinse his body with bottled water.
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A worker at J-Rap, a company selling farm produce, shows equipment to measure radiation levels in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201040042
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Gov't eyes new law to promote renewable energy in farming communities

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The farm ministry is considering a new law to promote power generation in farming and fishing communities using renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, government sources said Tuesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm004000c.html

Gov't opens nuclear decontamination office in Fukushima city

FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The Environment Ministry opened an office in the city of Fukushima on Wednesday to spearhead the work of cleaning up buildings, soil and waste contaminated with radioactive materials in areas affected by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm127000c.html

Antinuclear town councillor found shot dead in car

MINAMIISE, Mie -- An antinuclear town assembly member here was found shot dead in his car after he went out with a shotgun to hunt crows, police said on Jan. 3.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na003000c.html

Wild times in Fukushima Pref. town as lions dance down streets

TAMURA, Fukushima -- The Funehikimachi district here went a little wild on Jan. 3 as dancers clad in lion masks paraded down local streets -- part of a New Year's event dating back more than 1,200 years.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html
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71 Pct of Japanese to Save Energy in Cold Protection: Jiji Poll

Tokyo, Jan. 4 (Jiji Press)--A Jiji Press poll has found that 71 pct of Japanese would like to take into account the need to save energy in keeping themselves warn this winter.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012010400110

Japan Sets Up Decontamination Center in Fukushima

Fukushima, Jan. 4 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Environment Ministry on Wednesday opened an office in Fukushima that will serve as a base for decontamination of areas affected by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012010400350

Noda to Visit Fukushima on Sunday

Tokyo, Jan. 4 (Jiji Press)--Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Wednesday that he will visit Fukushima Prefecture on Sunday to inspect progress in reconstruction after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and work to bring under control the nuclear crisis in the northeastern Japan prefecture.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012010400429

Rice Shipment from Another Fukushima Area Banned

Tokyo, Jan. 4 (Jiji Press)--The government ordered Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday to halt shipments of rice produced in the northeastern Japan prefecture's former Sekimoto village area, due to contamination by excessive radioactive cesium.

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New nuclear safety agency's performance questioned

The new nuclear safety agency will be tasked with overhauling Japan's nuclear regulations, but has yet to come up with concrete safety rules.

Thursday, January 05, 2012 07:56 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120105_01.html

Municipalities to be prepared for nuke accidents

More than 130 Japanese municipalities are stepping up preparations for nuclear accidents after the government tripled the size of emergency zones around nuclear plants to 30 kilometers.

Thursday, January 05, 2012 08:59 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120105_07.html

EU set to ban oil imports from Iran

Thursday, January 05, 2012 11:42 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120105_12.html

Fukushima mayors seek help over waste storage

Municipalities around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have asked for help from the prefectural government over the central government's plan to temporarily store radioactive waste in the communities.

Thursday, January 05, 2012 14:07 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120105_16.html
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Public entity eyed for power supply

The government is contemplating establishing a public entity to undertake the centralized management of electricity supplies, a move aimed at breaking utilities' long-standing monopolies in both the power generation and supply sectors, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
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Number of hunters in Fukushima Prefecture drops due to nuclear crisis

The number of registered hunters in Fukushima Prefecture this season plunged about 30 percent from the previous season amid negative effects of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, raising fears of damage to crops due to pests.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120104005084.htm

Japan, Ukraine to make pact on N-accidents

The government has decided to sign a pact with Ukraine to share information on measures against nuclear accidents such as the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe experienced by the former Soviet Union republic, according to government sources.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120104005302.htm
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App for Fukushima children's poems a surprise hit

When Fukushima Prefecture sixth-grader Terumi Sekine wrote her poem "Arigato" (Thank you) in 2007, little did she know her words would take on a poignant meaning four years later following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...J201201050010x

Fukushima fears tear apart Japanese-German family

Shortly after the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was crippled by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, Sascha fled to Germany with his wife and daughter, a move that would split the family apart to this day.
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Terumi and Leiya in a suburb outside Munich on their way home from the girl’s kindergarten on Dec. 21 (Yusaku Kanagawa)
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Gemba leaves for Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba on Thursday left for an eight-day trip to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to discuss regional and energy issues.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm144000c.html

Fukushima to conduct blanket screening of rice to be harvested in fall

FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The Fukushima prefectural government plans to conduct blanket screening of rice to be harvested this fall to ensure product safety, following the detection of excessive levels of radioactive cesium in last year's crop in the prefecture hit by a major nuclear crisis, Fukushima officials said Thursday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm146000c.html

Gov't to test 'variable pricing' electricity system

Electricity prices could soon rise and fall depending on the season, the weather and even the time of day, if all goes well with a government trial of a "variable pricing" system starting in fiscal 2012.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

Kashiwa stops operation of incinerator again as radioactive ash fills up storage

KASHIWA, Chiba -- The municipal government here suspended the operation of one of its main incinerators again on Jan. 5 as a storage facility at the waste disposal factory was filled up with incinerated ash contaminated with radioactive substances emitted from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

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N.Korea: continued nuclear development

Friday, January 06, 2012 07:55 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120106_04.html

Iran unconcerned about proposed EU sanctions

Friday, January 06, 2012 08:22 +0900 (JST)
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US conducts X-ray nuclear tests

Friday, January 06, 2012 17:26 +0900 (JST)
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Govt to limit life of nuclear reactors to 40 years

The Japanese government wants to pass a new law that limits the life of nuclear reactors to 40 years.

Friday, January 06, 2012 18:51 +0900 (JST)
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Parents raise concerns about radiation in Nikko

Parents are bombarding the Nikko city government with questions and requests, fearing children on school trips might be exposed to dangerous radiation levels in one of the nation's most popular tourist destinations.
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Fukushima plans exhaustive tests of 2012 rice

FUKUSHIMA--The government of Fukushima Prefecture said Jan. 5 that bags of rice harvested in 2012 in the prefecture will be thoroughly tested for possible radioactive contamination before they can hit store shelves.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201060013

Japan plans 40-yr limit on reactors' life, with exceptions
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Japan plans to limit the life of nuclear reactors to 40 years, allowing extensions only under stringent conditions, and to legally bind plant operators to prepare for severe accidents, the nation's nuclear crisis minister said on Jan. 6.

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Regulators put spotlight on Ohio nuke plant cracks

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Iran: Turkey is best place for nuclear talks

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in084000c.html

U.S. conducted 3rd plutonium test to check nuke arsenal last summer

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in089000c.html

NGO to support Fukushima kids via chocolate-selling campaign

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A Japanese nongovernmental group, which in 2006 launched an annual chocolate-selling campaign to support pediatric cancer patients in Iraq, said Thursday it will use a portion of this year's proceeds to help children in Fukushima Prefecture, where the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is located.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

2 more reactors difficult to build at Tsuruga nuke plant: operator

FUKUI (Kyodo) -- The operator of the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture told reporters Thursday that construction of two more reactors at the plant would be difficult to start in March as earlier planned.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm104000c.html

Shikoku Electric to halt Ikata nuclear plant for checks

TAKAMATSU (Kyodo) -- Shikoku Electric Power Co. said Friday it will halt the No. 2 reactor of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture on Jan. 13 for scheduled checkups, bringing the three-reactor plant to a complete halt for the first time since the No. 3 unit started operating in 1994.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm133000c.html

Japan to set 40-year limit for operation of nuclear reactors

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government plans to limit the operation of nuclear reactors to 40 years, and to legally require nuclear plant operators to take measures to prepare for severe accidents that could result in serious damage to the reactor core, nuclear disaster minister Goshi Hosono said Friday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm136000c.html

Worst scenario during Fukushima crisis was reactor explosion: Hosono

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government predicted two weeks after the nuclear crisis erupted at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March that the worst scenario would involve an explosion at the No. 1 reactor and the water inside the No. 4 unit's spent fuel pool drying up, nuclear disaster minister Goshi Hosono said Friday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm140000c.html

Local Fukushima leaders urge pref. to talk with national gov't about interim storage

FUKUSHIMA -- Local leaders from eight towns and villages in Futaba County have called on Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato to set up a prefectural office to handle negotiations with the national government over its request that the county host an interim storage site for radiation-tainted soil and other waste.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

U.S. envoy Roos pressured Japan's foreign minister to pour water onto reactors

The U.S. government, frustrated with Japan's alleged slow initial response to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, urged Japan to spray water to cool down the crippled nuclear reactors, Japanese government officials revealed.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na013000c.html
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TEPCO to Increase Thermal Power Output in Chiba

Tokyo, Jan. 6 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said on Friday that it plans a 50 pct output capacity increase for three thermal power generation facilities the company is installing at its plant in Chiba, east of Tokyo.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012010600852

TEPCO to Seek Energy-Saving Ideas

Tokyo, Jan. 6 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> and its bailout fund said Friday that they will seek energy-saving ideas from companies to help reduce electricity demand during summer peak hours.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012010600928

Fukushima Pref. to Conduct Radiation Checks on All Its Rice

Fukushima, Jan. 6 (Jiji Press)--The prefectural government of Fukushima plans to conduct radiation checks on all rice to be harvested in the prefecture this year, officials said Friday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012010600452

Japan to Introduce Statutory Regulations for N-Accidents

Tokyo, Jan. 6 (Jiji Press)--Japan plans to introduce statutory regulations to prevent major nuclear accidents, nuclear disaster management minister Goshi Hosono said Friday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012010600625

(Update) Japan to Set N-Reactor's Lifetime at 40 Years

Tokyo, Jan. 6 (Jiji Press)--Japan plans to set the lifetime of a nuclear reactor at 40 years in principle to improve safety, nuclear disaster management minister Goshi Hosono said Friday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012010600753

Japan Electronics Makers Look to Smart City Opportunities

Tokyo, Jan. 6 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese electronics makers are focusing on smart cities, or eco-friendly cities, as they search for new sources of earnings.

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TEPCO to Increase Thermal Power Output in Chiba

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France to tighten security at nuclear plants

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Japan, Turkey to strengthen economic ties

Japan and Turkey are to strengthen their economic cooperation

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Fukushima exposes contradictions / Nuclear crisis prompts govt to rethink private companies' operation of N-plants

The government's moves to overhaul the state's nuclear policy were prompted by serious contradictions discovered in that policy, as a result of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

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Govt mulls public operations of N-plants

The government will study whether it should place the management of nuclear power plants in public hands as part of an overhaul of the current system in which private utilities hold managerial authority, it has been learned.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120106005874.htm

Russia-Japan LNG deal imminent

Japan and Russia likely will reach a broad agreement as early as this month on business plans for a liquefied natural gas plant project in Vladivostok, sources have said.
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Turkey calls for resuming talks on nuclear energy pact

ANKARA--Turkey on Jan. 6 urged Japan to restart negotiations on an atomic energy agreement that have been put on hold since the March 11 accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201201070034

Government envisioned Tokyo evacuation in worst-case scenario

In a worst-case scenario, the central government would have requested the evacuation of Tokyo and everyone within a 250-kilometer radius of the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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COMMENTARY: New rules will push phaseout of nuclear power

The government announced on Jan. 6 that it plans to set a legal limit of 40 years on the operating life of nuclear reactors.
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Japan’s nuclear phaseout could cause severe power shortages

The government’s planned 40-year limit on the operational life of nuclear power reactors will create a 36-percent black hole in Japan’s power generating capacity by 2030 if alternative sources of energy and ways of cutting demand are not found.
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The No. 1 reactor (top) at the Mihama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture will enter its 43rd year of operation this year. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201070031
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U.S. gov't says it conducted 4th plutonium test in last Nov.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in015000c.html

Hiroshima mayor, governor protest 3rd U.S. plutonium test

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

Japan, Turkey agree to restart talks on nuclear cooperation pact

ANKARA (Kyodo) -- Japan and Turkey agreed Friday to work toward the resumption of negotiations on a bilateral nuclear cooperation pact.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm012000c.html

Photo exhibition shows pictures of animals left behind in Fukushima no-go zone

SAPPORO -- A photo exhibition showing dozens of pictures of animals left abandoned within the no-go zone around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant started here on Jan. 6.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na002000c.html

Traditional burning of New Year's decorations canceled due to fear of spreading radiation

FUKUSHIMA -- A traditional event of burning New Year's decorations will be canceled at a number of shrines in Fukushima Prefecture this year due to concerns about radioactive contamination of the decorations following the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, it has been learned.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html

Tunnel full of radioactively-contaminated water found at Fukushima nuclear plant

A massive amount of water contaminated with radiation has been found in a tunnel at a waste treatment facility at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, the plant operator said.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html
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Japan Likely to Take Control of TEPCO by Buying Common Stock

Tokyo, Jan. 7 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will likely take effective control of Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> by acquiring a majority stake in the troubled firm in terms of common stock, informed sources said Saturday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012010700170
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Praying for good health

Every year on January 7th, people across Japan dig into bowls of hot rice porridge to pray for good health in the New Year.

Sunday, January 08, 2012 00:00 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120107_24.html

Japan asks Saudis for stable oil supply

Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba has asked Saudi Arabia's acting foreign minister for a stable supply of oil and a constant price for Japan.

Sunday, January 08, 2012 01:03 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120108_03.html

Over 330 pets rescued from Fukushima no-entry zone

Many pets have been abandoned in the no-entry zone around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. More than 330 dogs and cats were rescued in December.
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Noda hopes to restore healthcare in disaster zone

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he hopes to restore healthcare in areas affected by the March 11th disaster and the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Sunday, January 08, 2012 22:53 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120108_18.html

Noda wants temporary storage facility in Fukushima

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has asked the governor of Fukushima to allow the government to build a facility in the prefecture to temporarily store radioactive soil.
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Fukushima governor says accident not yet contained

Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato has called on the government to deal responsibly with the nuclear accident until the evacuees are able to return home.

Sunday, January 08, 2012 22:53 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120108_22.html
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Tiny particles may illuminate reactor cores

Using particles from space to look into the heart of nuclear reactors--this is the goal of researchers at Nagoya University.
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Elderly couple refuses to leave planned evacuation zone

IITATE, Fukushima Prefecture--Tsuyoshi and Hisano Sato celebrated the New Year's holidays in the same way they have done for years.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201080003

Municipalities picked for decontamination funding

While the government will provide financial assistance in removing radioactive materials in 102 municipalities, some cities such as Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, have chosen to leave possible money on the table.
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Japan asks Saudis for stable supply of oil in wake of disaster

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Kyodo) -- Visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba asked the deputy foreign minister of Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a stable supply of oil to cope with Japan's growing demand for crude in the wake of a nuclear disaster in the country last year.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu046000c.html
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Noda Asks Fukushima to Accept Nuclear Waste Storage

Fukushima, Jan. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda asked the Fukushima prefectural government Sunday to accept a temporary nuclear waste storage facility.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012010900012
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Iran to start uranium enrichment at a new site

Monday, January 09, 2012 05:24 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120109_07.html

Japan to launch new energy policy by summer

Japan is scheduled to launch a new energy policy by summer. The plan is expected to feature less dependency on nuclear power generation and liberalized utility fees for households.
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N-zones may keep 25,000 from home

The homes of about 25,000 evacuees from around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are expected to fall within zones where the government will prohibit residency for at least five years, according to government sources.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120108003738.htm

2 towns at risk of disappearing / Okuma, Futaba face uncertain future due to nearby crippled N-plant

How will the government help the estimated 25,000 people who lived in areas where residency likely will be prohibited for an extended period due to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant?
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SOCCER/ Fukushima school bows out of national tournament

Mie Prefecture's Yokkaichi Chuo Technical High School soundly defeated Shoshi High School from Fukushima Prefecture, 6-1, in the semifinals of the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament on Jan. 7.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201090065

TEPCO singled out 10 key lawmakers for fund-raisers

Former Prime Minister Taro Aso, ruling party power broker Ichiro Ozawa and industry minister Yukio Edano were among the 10 lawmakers most favored by Tokyo Electric Power Co. in buying tickets to their fund-raisers.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201090001
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How threat of loose Soviet nukes was avoided

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...fe021000c.html

Renewal after nuclear disaster impossible without sound foundations

All-too-simple calls to move toward renewal by pressing ahead with restitution for victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster ignore the problem's complexity. Thus far, not even half the households ordered to evacuate by the government because of the disaster have apparently applied for compensation payments from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the plant's operator.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na005000c.html

Japan, Saudi Arabia confirm importance of stable oil supply

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu027000c.html

Iran envoys visited N. Korea in Nov., possibly on uranium enrichment

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in010000c.html

Iran reported to enrich uranium at underground lab

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in043000c.html

Gov't request for temporary storage site displeases Fukushima Pref.

FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Sunday again sought cooperation from Fukushima Prefecture to accept a temporary storage site for contaminated soil and waste from the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, but the prefecture's governor instead expressed strong displeasure at Noda's announcement last month that the crisis has been brought under control.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm008000c.html

2 power companies likely to face supply shortages in 2012 if demand matches 2011 level

Shikoku Electric Power Co. has announced that it will shut down the No. 2 reactor at its Ikata Nuclear Power Plant in Ehime Prefecture for regular inspections from Jan. 13, leaving just five of Japan's 54 nuclear reactors in operation as power companies struggle to secure reserve electricity.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html
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Iran starts enriching uranium

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 07:14 +0900 (JST)
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Tokyo Fire Dept adding extra radiation squad

The Tokyo Fire Department plans to introduce a second unit specializing in radiological disasters, following the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:45 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120110_15.html

Hiroshima peace clock reset after US nuclear tests

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 20:01 +0900 (JST)
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Japanese parents unarmed in battle for kids taken abroad amid radiation fears

A woman who has not seen her two children since March, when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, is starting to give up hope of ever seeing her sons again.
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This woman has only illustrations and photos to help her stay in touch with her children she has not seen in 10 months. (Manabu Sasaki)
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201100001

Group says it has enough backing to press for Osaka nuclear vote

A citizens’ advocacy group set up to press for referendums on the use of nuclear power says it has collected enough signatures in Osaka to petition the city government for a vote on the issue.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201100051
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Editorial: Japan should take steps toward full-scale restoration of disaster-hit areas

Japan should take steps toward full-scale restoration of regions devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis as March 2012 marks the first anniversary of the triple disasters.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na017000c.html

Shell-Exxon venture reports natural gas discovery

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu085000c.html

Reports: Myanmar cancels planned coal power plant

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu095000c.html

Japan asks Qatar to ensure stable LNG, oil supplies

DOHA (Kyodo) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba asked Qatar to ensure stable supplies of liquefied natural gas and crude oil, and won a promise to cooperate during his meetings Monday with two Qatari ministers, Japanese officials said.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu106000c.html

Iran leader defends nuclear program on Latin America trip

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in089000c.html

U.N. agency confirms Iran nuke work at bunker

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in100000c.html

Monju reactor operator paid 109 mil. yen in fees to related bodies

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The state-run operator of Japan's Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor paid a total of 109 million yen in 2009 to bodies linked to it as "membership fees," raising concern about the use of taxpayers' money for the entity, a ruling party panel found Monday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm018000c.html

Fukushima nuclear plant worker in coma after collapsing at site

A worker in his 60s at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is in a coma after collapsing at the site, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has announced.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na018000c.html
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Civic group battles to get support for referendums on nuclear power in Tokyo, Osaka

A civic group has been fighting an uphill battle to collect enough signatures for petitions to hold referendums in Tokyo and Osaka on whether Japan should continue to rely on nuclear power despite the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na023000c.html
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Inpex to Sell Aussie LNG to Chubu Electric, Others

Tokyo, Jan. 10 (Jiji Press)--Inpex Corp. <1605> said Tuesday it has signed agreements with Chubu Electric Power Co. <9502>, Toho Gas Co. <9533> and Taiwan's CPC Corp. to supply liquefied natural gas produced at the Ichthys field off the coast of Western Australia.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012011000612

JETRO to Help Disaster-Hit Japan Textile Makers in U.S.

Tokyo, Jan. 10 (Jiji Press)--The Japan External Trade Organization said Tuesday it will organize a mission to New York to help boost U.S.-bound exports of textile products made by companies in the Tohoku northeastern region hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012011000797

TEPCO Reports Leak of Highly Radioactive Water

Tokyo, Jan. 10 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday that about 10 liters of highly radioactive water leaked from a liquid waste tank at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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Only 3.5 Pct of Disaster Debris Disposed Of in 3 Prefectures

Tokyo, Jan. 10 (Jiji Press)--Final disposal has been made for only 3.5 pct, or some 870,000 tons, of the debris from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the three hardest-hit northeastern prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, it was learned Tuesday.

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Gemba asks UAE to help meet Japan's oil demand

Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba has asked the United Arab Emirates to help meet Japan's increasing demand for oil.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 07:11 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120111_02.html

Fukushima fishermen pray for disaster victims

At a fishing port in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, some 100 fishermen and others observed silent prayers for the dead and missing in the March 11th disaster, exactly 10 months after the calamity on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 13:40 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120111_15.html

Doomsday Clock moves 1 minute closer to midnight

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 13:40 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120111_18.html

Iranian nuclear scientist killed in car explosion

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 20:56 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120111_31.html
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Food exports plunged due to nuclear crisis

The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has affected the exports of farm and marine products from eastern Japan. According to the estimates of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry, 44 countries and territories either ban the import of food items produced in Japan, or demand that they be inspected when imported, even though they are regarded safe and marketed domestically.
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INTERVIEW/ Goshi Hosono: Everyone must share pain felt by Fukushima residents

One lawmaker intimately involved in various difficult decisions following the Great East Japan Earthquake has been Environment Minister Goshi Hosono.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201110073

Unchallenged mayor re-elected in village hosting nuclear plant

TOMARI, Hokkaido--Hiroomi Makino on Jan. 10 was re-elected mayor without a vote in this northern village, which hosts the Tomari nuclear power plant, after no candidate emerged to challenge the pro-nuclear incumbent.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201110023

TEPCO to deposit 120 billion yen for future claims

Rejected by insurers, Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to deposit 120 billion yen ($1.56 billion) in compensation reserves with a government body in case further accidents hit the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201110028
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Japan food firms to set up exhibit center in Beijing to boost exports

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A consortium of about 100 Japanese food companies said Tuesday it will set up an exhibition center in late February in Beijing to boost China-bound exports of Japanese farm and fisheries products that have been adversely affected by the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu111000c.html

Kyushu Electric to name Uriu as new president

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. will name Executive Vice President Michiaki Uriu as its new president to succeed Toshio Manabe, who will resign over a scandal involving the utility manipulating public opinion on nuclear power generation, company sources said Wednesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu116000c.html

TEPCO to deposit 120 bil. yen amid lack of nuclear plant insurance

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. has decided to deposit 120 billion yen with the state in place of insurance coverage, after finding it difficult to extend an insurance contract to cover the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, sources close to the government said Tuesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu117000c.html

U.S. rescues Iranians at sea; assails nuke activity

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in081000c.html

Report: Bomb kills Iranian nuclear expert

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in153000c.html

Japan to host int'l meeting on renewable energy in Fukushima

ABU DHABI (Kyodo) -- Japan will host an international conference in the city of Fukushima on March 2 to discuss ways to create a society based on renewable energy, Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Tuesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm024000c.html

TEPCO reports 10-liter radioactive water leakage at Fukushima plant

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it found that about 10 liters of water had leaked from a water processing facility inside the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but the liquid containing radioactive strontium did not flow into the Pacific Ocean.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm028000c.html

Japanese nuclear envoy to make 2-day visit to S. Korea from Thurs.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm150000c.html

Inspectors checked nuke facilities using manuals given by facility makers, users since '03

The Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES) has systematically copied and used entire inspection manual procedures prepared by manufacturers and users of nuclear facilities to inspect nuclear power plants run by those companies since its foundation in October 2003, according to the results of an investigation conducted by JNES's third-party panel.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na019000c.html

Chiba Prefecture troubled by shrinking population after nuclear disaster

CHIBA -- Several cities in this prefecture relatively close to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant are suffering a population decline as a result of the nuclear disaster, local governments have revealed.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na021000c.html
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Kyushu Electric Veep Uriu to Replace Manabe as President

Fukuoka, Jan. 11 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> plans to name Executive Vice President Michiaki Uriu, 62, as president to replace Toshio Manabe in the wake of a scandal over nuclear power, company officials said Wednesday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012011100538

Microsoft Launches Free PC Project for Disaster-Hit Small Firms

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012011100921

Biz Sentiment Improves in 3 Disater-Hit Japan Prefectures

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012011100823

TEPCO Instructed to Keep Fukushima No. 2 N-Plant Stable

Tokyo, Jan. 11 (Jiji Press)--The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency on Wednesday instructed Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> to compile by around the end of this month a plan to ensure stable conditions at its Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant, which is located near its Fukushima No. 1 plant knocked out by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012011100923
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06:22 JST 11 Jan 2012 37.3N 141.6E 50 km M4.4 Fukushima-ken Oki

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Tomioka live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/tomioka/Default.html


[Reference] Status of inspection work of the main turbine of Unit 4
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushi...20112_05-e.pdf
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NHK world

N.Korea expected to conduct nuclear test this year

Thursday, January 12, 2012 00:47 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120112_02.html

Reactor monitor failure caused by bad maintenance

The operator of a nuclear monitoring system covering Japan says the system malfunctioned last month because of poor maintenance.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 04:33 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120112_06.html

Iran blames Israel for killing

Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:05 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120112_10.html

UNSC holds informal talks on Iran's nuke program

Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:56 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120112_11.html

Asia-Pacific lawmakers call for nuclear safety

Parliamentarians in the Asia-Pacific region have called for better defense of nuclear power plants not only against natural disasters but terror attacks too.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 15:55 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120112_25.html

Local govts start discussing waste soil storage

Fukushima prefecture and municipalities near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have started discussing whether to accept the central government's plan to temporarily store radioactive waste in their communities.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 19:32 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120112_35.html

Nuke plant testing body told not to rely on makers

The organization in charge of assessing the safety of Japan's nuclear plants has been advised not to rely on manufacturers that conduct quality checks on their own products.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 21:41 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120112_40.html
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Yomiuri online

Fearful residents give up on Fukushima Pref.

In Okuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture, where the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is located and residents have been forced to evacuate, the amount by which the exodus of residents outnumbered newcomers reached about 500 during March to November last year.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120111006145.htm

43,000 move from hard-hit Tohoku prefectures

More than 43,000 residents moved out of three Tohoku region prefectures severely hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake from March to November, with Fukushima Prefecture suffering the biggest exodus, it has been learned.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120111006111.htm

Kyushu Electric VP to replace chief

Kyushu Electric Power Co. is making final adjustments to its plan to promote Vice President Michiaki Uriu to president of the scandal-hit utility, according to company sources.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120111006690.htm
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Japan to reduce oil imports from Iran in line with U.S. sanctions
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http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201201120012

Decontamination work hinges on citizen cooperation

When fears of radiation hot spots spread around the nation's capital, the city of Nagareyama in Chiba Prefecture sprang into action and quickly drew up a decontamination plan.
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http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201201120001
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Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

Nobel laureate Oe, 21 other Japanese invited to Paris Book Fair

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/arts/archive/...et146000c.html

Forum report urges flexible response to major crises on Japan quake

GENEVA (Kyodo) -- The World Economic Forum issued a report Wednesday calling for a flexible response to major crises based on lessons learned from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan last March.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu116000c.html

U.S. denies role in Iranian scientist's death

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in153000c.html

Report finds nuclear materials far from secure

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in154000c.html

NGOs, nuclear experts to draw up plans to phase out nuclear power

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Environmental activists and nuclear experts along with residents from Fukushima Prefecture will gather in Yokohama for an international conference from Saturday to compile a roadmap for phasing out nuclear power in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, organizers of the conference said Wednesday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm026000c.html

Gov't tells TEPCO to prepare repair plan for Fukushima Daini equipment

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Wednesday to prepare a report by the end of January on how to repair equipment at its Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a senior agency official said.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm035000c.html

Japan to cut Iranian oil imports under U.S. sanctions

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm036000c.html

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits northeastern Japan

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 jolted northeastern Japan early Thursday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture saying no new abnormalities were being observed there.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm091000c.html

Fukushima eyes checking radiation in breast milk for 10,000 mothers

FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Fukushima Prefecture plans to test for radioactive contamination in breast milk samples from about 10,000 mothers residing in the prefecture, home to the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, prefectural officials said Thursday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm169000c.html

Lack of memory caused breakdown in nuclear plant monitoring system

The government's emergency support system to respond to nuclear plant accidents broke down temporarily late last year when it ran out of memory, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) has announced.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

Iodine pills should be distributed to households near nuclear plants: experts

The intake of potassium iodine tablets immediately after a nuclear accident is effective in preventing the thyroid from being exposed to radiation, and they should be distributed to households near nuclear power plants in advance, a recent nuclear safety commission proposal suggests.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na024000c.html
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Jiji press

Uriu Officially Named Kyushu Electric President

Fukuoka, Jan. 12 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> on Thursday officially decided to promote Executive Vice President Michiaki Uriu to the next president of the scandal-hit company.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012011200779

(Update) Uriu Named Kyushu Electric President

Fukuoka, Jan. 12 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> on Thursday decided to promote Executive Vice President Michiaki Uriu to the next president of the scandal-hit company.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012011200968

Japan Eyes Iodine Distribution to Homes near N-Plants

Tokyo, Jan. 12 (Jiji Press)--A subcommittee of the Japanese government's Nuclear Safety Commission on Thursday proposed distributing iodine to households near nuclear power stations in preparation for possible accidents at the facilities.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012011200728

TEPCO Opposes Separation of Power Generation, Distribution

Tokyo, Jan. 12 (Jiji Press)--A Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> executive on Thursday expressed opposition to a proposal to separate utilities' electricity generation and distribution operations.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012011200933

Oil Distributors Seeking Alternatives to Iran

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012011200924

Special Unemployment Benefit in Disaster Areas Begins Expiring

Tokyo, Jan. 12 (Jiji Press)--Special unemployment benefit began coming to an end on Thursday in the three northeastern Japan prefectures hit hardest by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami last year, labor ministry officials said.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012011200987

Fukushima Children Receive 0.26 Millisievert in Sept.-Nov.

Fukushima, Jan. 12 (Jiji Press)--Children and pregnant women in the city of Fukushima received cumulative external radiation doses of 0.26 millisievert on average between September and November 2011, the city government said Thursday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012011201005

Yakuza-Linked Firm Sends Worker to West Japan N-Plant

Fukui, Jan. 12 (Jiji Press)--Japan's police on Thursday arrested three people over a suspected illegal labor dispatch to a western Japan nuclear power plant from a firm closely related to a major yakuza crime syndicate.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012011201033
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Sankei news

Okuma town, Fukushima pref on 16 Nov


Okuma town residents in temporary house, Aizuwakamatsu city, Fukushima pref


Aquamarine Fukushima's MIRU changing zoo
*Atlantic walrus

Aquamarine Fukushima http://www.marine.fks.ed.jp/english/top_e.html
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