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Fukushima’s Taiwan Fallout

via Wall Street Journal / May 6, 2014 / Three years after the meltdown at Fukushima, the future of nuclear energy in East Asia is coming into view. Voters everywhere remain jittery about safety, but Japan and South Korea continue to invest in new capacity. The exception is Taiwan, which may soon ...

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Corbett Report Interview: Aileen Mioko Smith on the Japanese Reactor Restarts

from The Corbett Report: The Japanese Nuclear Regulatory Agency is currently considering applications from 8 different utilities companies to restart 17 of the nation’s 54 nuclear reactors, which have been taken offline in the wake of the Fukushima crisis. Today we talk to Aileen Mioko Smith of ...

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Tokyo rally against reactor restarts draws over 5,000

Nobel laureate and author Kenzaburo Oe (front row, second from right), journalist Toyohiro Akiyama (right) and other protesters take part in an anti-nuclear rally Saturday in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. | KYODO via The Japan Times / March 15, 2014 / More than 5,000 anti-nuclear campaigners rallie ...

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Fukushima No. 1 workers rally against TEPCO

via Japan Times / March 14, 2014 / Workers from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant rallied Friday outside the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Co., complaining they are being forced to work for meager pay in dangerous conditions. The group of about 100 demonstrators shouted and pumped their ...

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Charges dropped over man-made Fukushima disaster, sparks outcry in Tokyo

Japan Times / March 1, 2014 / Hundreds rallied Saturday in Tokyo to protest a decision by prosecutors to drop charges over the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns, meaning no one has been indicted, let alone punished, nearly three years after a calamity ruled “man-made.” Official records do not li ...

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Hokkaido city filing suit to stop construction of nuclear plant in Aomori

Hakodate city in northern Japan from Asahi Shimbun / February 12, 2014 / The Hakodate municipal government will file a lawsuit demanding a halt to construction of a nuclear power plant across the Tsugaru Strait, arguing that an accident there could have catastrophic consequences for the city. ...

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“Citizen science for the benefit of citizens!” Yugo Ono, A Geographer Who Fights

Dr. Yugo Ono by Jin Satoko / CNIC Yugo Ono is a cousin of Yoko Ono. This is not widely known, and before I learned about this, I had not known much about him. After the March 11, 2011 earthquake, I organized a gathering with friends to discuss the potential danger of the Tomari Nuclear Po ...

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