Monthly Archives: July 2012

Japan’s pro-bomb lobby speaks up amidst nuclear debate

via AJC / July 31, 2012 / A contentious debate over nuclear power in Japan is bringing another question out of the shadows: Should Japan keep open the possibility of making nuclear weapons — even if only as an option? It may seem surprising in the only country devastated by atomic bombs, ...

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TEPCO Gets $13 Billion Bailout (+ $30 Billion for Compensation Payouts)

by Kaname Ohira and Mari Fujisaki / The Asahi Shimbun / July 31, 2012 / The bailout of embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co. got under way July 31, with an equity investment of 1 trillion yen ($12.78 billion) in taxpayer money. Public funds will also be used to help the company provide 2.5 tri ...

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Corbett Report: Fukushima’s Biggest Secret

Along with the tragic loss of life, the destruction of homes, farms, businesses and property, and the beginning of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami exposed the biggest secret of all: that the myth of the necessity of nuclear power in Japan is just that. A m ...

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Anti-nuke rally outside Japanese Diet draws 200,000

via NHK / July 29, 2012 / A large rally has been held in Tokyo to protest the restart of a nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture. The demonstrators gathered in Hibiya Park in central Tokyo on Sunday. They were protesting the recent resumption of the No.3 and No.4 reactors at the Ohi nuclear ...

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OECD: Nuclear Expansion on Track Despite Fukushima

via JapanToday / July 30, 2012 / Strong expansion of nuclear power as a carbon-free energy source in Asia is expected to press ahead despite the Fukushima accident in Japan that soured sentiment in some countries, a benchmark report says. An earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima pla ...

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JR Pulls Out Steam Locomotive to Encourage Fukushima Tourism

via The Yomiuri Shimbun / July 30, 2012 / A steam locomotive ran between the JR Tohoku Line's Koriyama and Fukushima stations on the weekend as a promotional event to boost tourism in areas affected by the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake. The Fukushima prefectural government and East J ...

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Anti-nuclear ‘human chain’ to surround Diet building

via Japan Today / July 29, 2012 / Thousands of people are expected to form a “human chain” around Japan’s Diet building on Sunday as part of demonstrations aimed at ending nuclear power after last year’s disaster at Fukushima. The protest is the latest in a string in Japan, which ha ...

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