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

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Botched Gauges Mean Radioactive Water Might Be Leaking From Fukushima

Radioactive Water Might Be Leaking From Fukushima
Radioactive, contaminated water may have leaked from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan into nearby groundwater, report plant officials. The incident has not been confirmed, but is suspected to have occurred because of a fault in well placement.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Typhoon Noru Threatens Widespread Flooding Across Japan

Typhoon Noru
 Typhoon Noru is threatening floods and damaging winds across Japan's main islands as it sweeps in from the northwest Pacific over the next few days.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Japan plans to build underground repositories for radioactive waste

radioactive waste
The Japanese government on Friday unveiled a plan for the long-term storage of highly radioactive waste from the disaster-struck Fukushima and other nuclear power plants in the country that involves placing the waste in underground repositories in coastal areas.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Okinawa files new lawsuit to block relocation of US Marines base

Henoko coastal area
The Japanese prefecture of Okinawa filed a new lawsuit against the government demanding a halt to construction work for the relocation of the US Futenma base, local media report. The relocation has been the target of protests among locals.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Thousands Ordered to Evacuate as Heavy Rains Hit Northeast Japan

Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Heat Wave: at Least 6 People Died, Over 7,000 Hospitalized in Japan Within Week

At least six people died and over 7,000 were taken to hospitals in Japan within a week following a heat wave that daily exceeded 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), according to the country's fire prevention service.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Japon: le bilan des inondations dans le sud-ouest s'alourdit à 25 morts

Le bilan des inondations survenues la semaine dernière dans le sud-ouest du Japon s'est alourdi à 25 morts, a annoncé mardi le gouvernement tandis que des équipes de sauveteurs continuent de chercher les personnes portées disparues.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Death Toll From Japan Flooding Soars to 15 : Reports

Nine more bodies were found Friday covered by debris and mud after rivers overflew with water, according to the NHK television channel.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Japan Floods, Mudslides Leave 6 Dead, 19 Missing : Reports

Two days of downfall have swept away homes, bridges and cut off roads, stranding thousands of residents in the Fukuoka and Oita prefectures on the Kyusyu island.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Evacuation Advisory Issued for 300,000 Residents in W. Japan amid Heavy Rain

An evacuation advisory has been issued for around 300,000 residents of Japan's Hamamatsu City in Shizuoka Prefecture, in the Chubu region of Honshu Island, with the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Wednesday warning of possible flooding and mudslides.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab

Japan’s nuclear energy agency said Wednesday that five employees have been exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation after a bag containing plutonium broke apart during a routine inspection.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Carbon dioxide concentration level hits record high in Japan in 2016: weather agency

The average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration level hit record high in Japan in 2016, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Wednesday.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Iran Cooperating with 3 Countries to Revive World's Largest Lake

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced that Tehran is cooperating with three countries to save the dying Lake Orumiyeh in Northwestern Iran.
"The foreign ministry has started joint plans with Japan, Italy and Australia in cooperation with the Headquarters to Revive Lake Orumiyeh," Araqchi said on Saturday.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Japan fleet returns, hunt 333 whales

Japan's whaling fleet returned on Friday from its months-long Antarctic hunt in the name of scientific research with a take of more than 300 minke whales, a hunt that prompted complaints from Australia.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Japan high court rules nuclear reactors can restart

A Japanese appeals court Tuesday ruled that a pair of nuclear reactors halted by a lower court order can be restarted, in a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's energy policy.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Court rules Japanese gov't, TEPCO liable for Fukushima disaster

A local court ruled on Friday that the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) were liable for negligence in the Fukushima disaster six years ago.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fukushima governor takes aim at Abe for language in memorial speech

Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori has said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not use the mandated expression "nuclear accident" during his national address on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, local media reported Monday.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Les habitants d’Okinawa indemnisés pour le bruit des avions US

Le gouvernement japonais a été condamné à indemniser les habitants d’Okinawa pour le préjudice causé par le bruit incessant de l’aéroport militaire américain voisin. Facture: 264 millions de dollars. Et ce n’est pas la première décision de justice à aller dans ce sens.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Japanese whalers have been caught with a dead minke whale in protected waters

A Japanese whaling ship has been caught with a dead minke whale on board while sailing through protected Australian waters, according to anti-whaling group, Sea Shepherd.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Japanese tourist dies at Australia's Great Barrier Reef

An elderly Japanese woman has died while snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, in the fourth tourist death at the Australian attraction in a month.

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