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Both the North Korea and China challenges make Terence Roehrig's book, Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella, a valuable tool ... The Japanese military is also improving its conventional strike capabilities, though these developments are in a much earlier stage compared to BMD ...
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters on Tuesday that North Korea has indicated that it will give up its nuclear development, but it continues to develop nuclear weapons. He made the comment after a senior South Korean official announced that North and South Korea have agreed to ...

... fish from Japan's Fukushima prefecture following the March 2011 nuclear disaster. A 110-kg shipment of fresh flounder was exported to Thailand on Wednesday (Feb 28), reported Jiji Press. The fish was meant to be served in sushi and sashimi dishes at 12 Japanese restaurants in Bangkok last Friday.
In response to a question on how Japan might view the construction of a nuclear weapons storage site in Okinawa or Guam, Akiba “stated that he found such a proposal persuasive,” according to the document. In Tokyo, however, Foreign Minister Taro Kono denied that Akiba had made such a remark.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority has given up on its proposal to gather and store redundant nuclear material from throughout Japan at one common facility run by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, sources close to the matter said Saturday. The watchdog had been discussing the idea with the state-backed ...
Just days after the Lucky Dragon returned to port, a Japanese town passed a resolution against the use of atomic bombs. That action was widely reported and within weeks such resolutions were adopted across Japan, and within a few months, around the world. The first “World Conference Against A and H ...

“As Japanese foreign minister, I consider these circumstances lamentable,” he said, pledging to embrace new ways of thinking. That potentially places Kono on a collision course with the powerful industry ministry, which has traditionally backed the nuclear and coal sectors and is conducting its own review ...
The two bombers, escorted by Sukhoi Su-35S (Flanker-E+) multirole fighter jets, flew down the entirety of Japan's East coast hurtling close to U.S. and Japanese military bases including Misawa Air Base, Yokosuka Naval Base and Atsugi Air Base. The Russian bombers were shadowed by F-2, F-4, and ...
Two government-affiliated bodies plan to resume financial support for Japanese companies' nuclear power plant exports in fiscal 2018 at the earliest, according to informed sources. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance effectively suspended the ...
Requests for as many as 20 more are expected to follow, according to the nuclear industry. The plans have already raised the ire of anti-nuclear campaigners, who cite decades of wear and tear on the nation's reactors, as well as the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan. Nuclear power accounts for about 20 ...
The Japanese government will fund from April the travel costs of storytellers, both within Japan and abroad, who will share the testimonies given by ageing victims of America's nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The cities, devastated by the 1945 bombings in the final phase of the second world ...
For more than 40 years, Japan Atomic Power Co. used erroneous data regarding the location of nuclear fuel rods within the reactor at its Tokai No. 2 power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, the company has said. The information — which is used to plan for severe accidents — is necessary for regulatory safety ...
The Yomiuri Shimbun Utilizing as fuel the plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel at nuclear power plants. For Japan, a nation poor in natural resources, the nuclear fuel cycle is important. To realize this, more earnest efforts are needed. It has become certain that the Japan-U.S. nuclear power ...
Where this conspiracy theory falls apart, however, is that North Korea itself is currently mocking the U.S. for having "nuclear phobia." If North Korea saw that its missiles were blown out of the sky by the U.S. or Japan, they would surely speak out about it. Instead, here is what a state-run outlet published ...
In a first for Tokyo, a disaster drill based on a ballistic missile attack was held Monday in response to the nuclear and missile threats from North Korea. The drill took ... The government has conducted 26 such drills in Japan, but Monday's was the first to take place at subway stations and an amusement park.
HIROSHIMA – More than 100 assemblies throughout the nation are pressuring the central government to join the U.N. nuclear weapons ban passed last year, according to a tally compiled Sunday. The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has so far resisted joining the treaty because Japan relies on ...
OSAKA – With 13 commercial nuclear reactors — more than any other prefecture — Fukui has long been Japan's nuclear power capital. Prior to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and triple core meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, Fukui's plants provided up to half of Kansai's electricity. As only two ...

According to Japan's nuclear watchdog, there are currently 650 tanks at the facility that store about one million tons of water. As of July last year there were 580 tanks and 770,000 tons of liquid. The increase means TEPCO and the Japanese government have very little time before the capacity to hold water ...
22. The leader of the anti-nuclear group later took part in an energy-policy discussion with the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan. During lower-house elections late last year, the party promised to deliver a bill to wean Japan off nuclear energy. Bringing Japan's nuclear power to zero is a "moral ...
During a recent trip to Japan I had the opportunity to discuss Japan's role in the current North Korean nuclear crisis with Yukio Hatoyama, a former prime minister. He led the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) to victory in September 2009, becoming the only Japanese politician to defeat the ruling Liberal ...
By 2030, the Japanese government plans once more for nuclear power to provide around 21% of the nation's electricity – which is highly controversial – but also stipulates (see page 8) that 22-24% should be delivered by renewable energy sources. At a local scale, two prefectural governments, Fukushima ...
Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Yasushi Kudo, of Genron NPO, who partnered in conducting the most recent survey of American and Japanese opinion on the nuclear crisis with North Korea, said through a translator the new findings “could [create] a serious discussion of having ...
A group advised by former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Wednesday unveiled details about a bill calling for an “immediate halt” to Japan's reliance on nuclear power to prevent a recurrence of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The group is seeking to submit the bill to an upcoming Diet session in ...
Abe underlined the graveness of the situation by comparing it to the Second World War, a conflict which was finally ended with the dropping of two atom bombs -- the precursor to today's nuclear weapons -- on Japanese cities. "It is not an exaggeration to say the security environment surrounding Japan is at ...
Japan hopes these advantages will bring robust overseas demand, which has been lacking for the country's current nuclear technologies. The government would like to see Japanese contractors win orders worth 30 trillion yen for overseas infrastructure projects by 2020 -- triple the 2010 level. But nuclear ...
TOKYO/AOMORI -- Japan's central government is finding itself in a bind over its long-standing nuclear fuel cycle policy, due to repeated delays in the ... another setback recently as Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. unveiled plans to delay by three years the completion of its spent-nuclear-fuel reprocessing plant ...
On Tuesday, Japan's state broadcasting organization, NHK, sent out a terrifying mobile notification which read: "NHK news alert. North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government J alert: evacuate inside the building or underground." Japanese residents only had a very brief time to contend with ...
It exposed some islands and their residents, as well as the crew of a Japanese fishing boat, to nuclear radiation. “Nuclear should be a concern for every country. We had our experience with the nuclear testing, and we know what it can cause, and the effects on the lives of people and property,” Foreign ...
Eager to maintain its energy policy in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, Japan made sure concerns about nuclear technology were downplayed at the 12th Group of Seven summit it chaired in Tokyo days after the disaster, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified Wednesday.
The court decision should trigger more discussions on volcanoes and nuclear power plant sites. Japan has more than 100 active volcanoes, and the Meteorological Agency constantly monitors 50 of them. Some nuclear power plants — in Hokkaido and Kyushu — are located relatively close to such ...
Japan and South Korea urged China to do more to "pressure" North Korea to end its nuclear and missile programmes, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro ... North Korea has boasted of developing a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching the mainland United States in defiance of U.N. ...
KIM Jong-un is feared to have executed the official responsible for a reported nuclear test site tunnel collapse which killed 200 people, a defector has claimed. Park In-young was the chief of North Korea's Bureau 131 which was charged with supervising military facilities like the Punggye-ri underground site ...
“The threat posed to our country by North Korea's nuclear and missile development has reached a new stage,” the defence ministry said in a statement. The decision to acquire the ground version of the Aegis missile-defence system, which is already deployed on Japanese warships, was widely expected.
The cost of recycling spent nuclear fuel has surged since Japan started using such fuel in 1999, adding to questions about the economics of nuclear fuel reprocessing. Japan already is struggling with the sustainability of nuclear power generation using recycled fuel called mixed oxide, or MOX, which has ...
SEOUL – North Korea blamed U.S. “nuclear blackmail” for soaring tensions over its weapons program in rare meetings with a senior U.N. official, but agreed ... of sanctions over its increasingly powerful missile and nuclear tests, which have rattled Washington and its regional allies South Korea and Japan.
IKATA, Ehime Prefecture--Japan may need to expand existing nuclear power plants or build new ones as it will rely on nuclear power generation in the future, according to Sadayuki Sakakibara, chair of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). Sakakibara made the remarks on Dec. 7 when he visited ...
Because of Japan's history as the only nation that was attacked with nuclear weapons, the North Korea threat plays upon nightmares that remain very ... Jewish and Japanese symbols, it is also one of the country's prettiest, attracting non-Jewish visitors from across Japan to the resident congregation of ...
A comprehensive introduction to the development of the infrastructure for a nuclear power programme, including the important roles of nuclear safety, radiation protection, and emergency planning and response, was the theme of a one-month IAEA training course that concluded last week in Japan.
The deal, which culminated six years of negotiation, was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tokyo in November last year; it came into force in July 2017 after the Japanese Diet ratified it. Under this deal, India will be the first country that is not a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation ...
Utilities are supporting Japan Atomic Power because of its history as a Japanese nuclear pioneer. The company was created in 1957 as part of a government policy to commercialize the atom, with major regional electric companies and power wholesaler Electric Power Development providing capital.
Yet there are other forces pushing Japan in different directions. U.S. President Donald Trump has pressed Japan to get its own nuclear weapons, while North Korean missiles flew over Hokkaido in August and September. Earlier this week, another North Korean projectile that landed in the Japanese ...
Monday, November 27, 2017, 6:14 PM - In March 2011, a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, leading to the eventual meltdown of three of its six nuclear reactors. Today, contaminated water continues to leak into the Pacific Ocean. More than a million tonnes of radioactive ...
The company operating the nuclear reactor for a power plant in Japan is requesting government approval to keep it running—even though safety regulations were introduced to make sure that didn't happen. The Japanese government mandates a limit of 40 years for nuclear reactors; the Tokai No.
Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have been building after a series of nuclear and missile tests by North Korea and bellicose ...
... Stealth Fighters Arrive in Japan amid North Korea Nuclear Tensions ... this region," Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said while ...
Drones are delivering food to residents of a Japanese town devastated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster where access to shops is limited.
South Korea and Japan are considering whether they should build their own nuclear arsenals to counter the threat from North Korea, Henry ...
Indeed, on closer examination, Japan's nuclear allergy might be ... less horrific than the nuclear attacks in August 1945, and no Japanese city of ...
Reactors 1 and 2 at Kepco's Oi nuclear plant can each generate about 1.18 ... as Japanese society grew more energy-conscious following the 2011 ... Nuclear power now contributes less than 10% of Japan's energy, down ...
However, says Thomas Cynkin, a former U.S. diplomat in Japan, this is only part of the story. While the development of a Japanese nuclear ...


 

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