Showing posts with label japan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label japan. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Japan planning next-generation nuclear reactor for safety reasons

Japan is planning the development of a fast neutron reactor, as the country gets ready to decommission the Monju nuclear power plant, which last operated in 2010.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thousands of chickens, ducks to be killed in Japan after avian flu found

Authorities began culling 310,000 chickens at a farm on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) coast early Tuesday after a highly pathogenic strain of H5 avian influenza was detected in five birds, local authorities said.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fukushima cleanup cost double previous estimate, report says

Japan's electricity customers may have to pay more in order to cover the cost of decommissioning the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fukushima reactor cooling system stops following quake & tsunami

The cooling system of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has stopped circulating water following a powerful 7.3 offshore earthquake. TEPCO said it managed to restart the system some 90 minutes after the failure.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Japan whaling ships set out for Antarctic

Japanese whaling ships departed Friday on the annual Antarctic hunt, the government said, defying a worldwide moratorium and international opposition.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Japan prepares itself for 30 metre high tsunami in future

Japan expects a gigantic 30-metre tsunami wave to lash the country's southern coast in the next few decades, the media reported on Friday.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Damage from massive sinkhole repaired in one week in Japan

A Japanese city has reopened a busy street that collapsed into a giant sinkhole, after workers laboured around the clock for a week to repair the damage.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Japanese nuclear plant holds tsunami & meltdown drills

A major anti-disaster drill has been held at a nuclear plant in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands. The exercise followed a similar drill in Shikoku, and was based on the scenario of a powerful earthquake and tsunami striking the region.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes 70 km off coast of Japan (local time: 06:43, Depth 72 km)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off the coast of Japan, 65 km east-northeast of the city of Sendai, at 6:43 a.m. on Saturday (2143 GMT Friday), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Committee Considers Fukushima for Events in 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is considering hosting baseball and softball games during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics within the Fukushima disaster zone, it was announced Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Japan: Huge sinkhole at subway construction site causes havoc in Fukuoka (video)

A huge sinkhole opened up on a major road in downtown Fukuoka on Tuesday morning, disrupting traffic, power supplies and banking systems, with local authorities evacuating nearby areas for fear of gas leaks and more cave-ins.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Russia and Japan discuss options for recycling wasted nuclear fuel from Fukushima

Russia and Japan are discussing options for removal of spent nuclear fuel from the reactors of the Fukushima nuclear power plant and its recycling, a source with the Russian nuclear industry told TASS.

Friday, October 21, 2016

6.2 earthquake rattles western Japan (local time: 14:07, Depth:15 km)

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook western Japan on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake, at a shallow depth of 15 kilometres.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Mount Aso volcano rumbles to life in Japan’s south-west

Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, had an explosive eruption early Saturday, Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Fukushima plant cleanup costs, compensation may rise by 8 tril. yen

An industry group has estimated costs for decontamination work at the disaster-struck Fukushima nuclear plant and compensation for nuclear damage to be around 8 trillion yen ($77.10 billion) more than the current official projection, a source close to the matter said Thursday.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Japanese scientist wins Nobel medicine prize for work on "self-eating" cells

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, which could lead to a better understanding of diseases like cancer, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes.

Super Typhoon Chaba to threaten Japan, South Korea this week

Typhoon Chaba will threaten lives and property across the Ryukyu Islands and mainland Japan this week. A northward shift in the track could threaten southern South Korea as well.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Japan to fund Iran's petrochemical projects

Iran's Ministry of Petroleum announced Sunday that Japan will fund the development of some Iran's petrochemical projects, Press TV reported.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes off coast of Japan's Kanto region, slight sea level changes possible

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck off the east coast of Japan's Kanto region on Friday morning and may cause slight sea level changes in coastal regions, the weather agency here said.

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