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    Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station realtime live cam

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    【LIVE Fixed Camera】Fukushima Daiichi NPP(presented by TBS/JNN)

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    Keidanren chief meets Areva executive

    The chief of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, has asked for continuing cooperation from the world's largest nuclear reactor maker AREVA........

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 04:37 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_04.html

    EU to ask for radiation tests on Shizuoka food

    The European Union will require that food and farm products from Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, be inspected for radioactive contamination before they are shipped to EU countries.........

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 07:20 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_08.html

    Govt plans detailed radiation monitoring

    The Japanese government will conduct a detailed survey of radiation levels in Fukushima and use the data to review existing evacuation orders and advisories........
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    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 10:41 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_12.html

    Robot to gauge radiation in No.3 reactor

    The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it will send a robot inside the No.3 reactor to measure radiation and determine if it is safe to begin injecting nitrogen.......

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 13:37 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_20.html

    Emergency generators faulty at 2 nuclear plants

    Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says the defective components discovered in emergency generators at 2 nuclear power plants have been replaced........

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 17:53 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_25.html

    4 local governments seek to scrap nuclear plants

    An NHK survey of local governments with nuclear power plants has found that 4 of 28 respondents are ready to break with nuclear energy........

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 19:08 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_28.html

    Water business exhibition opens in Singapore

    The world's largest exhibition on the water business is under way in Singapore with policy makers, business people and experts from around the world attending......

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011 20:56 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_29.html
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    Yomiuri online

    Genkai mayor OK's restart of N-reactors

    SAGA--The mayor of Genkaicho, Saga Prefecture, told the president of Kyushu Electric Power Co. Monday that the company could restart two reactors at its nuclear power plant in the town.......

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110704003870.htm

    N-fuel cycle policy at crucial juncture / Key fuel reprocessing facility has uncertain future as debt, problems mount

    The nation's nuclear fuel cycle policy is facing a crucial juncture......
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    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110704004473.htm
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    Asahi com

    Leaky hose temporarily halts reactor cooling system

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. said cooling was lost temporarily on July 3 in the No. 5 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant due to the leakage of seawater......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107040248.html

    Circulation cooling system now working at Fukushima plant

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. said a system that decontaminates radioactive water and recycles it to cool reactors is now working properly, a huge step in bringing the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant under control.....

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107040246.html
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    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

    Ignoring of inconvenient info may have led to nuclear crisis: panel head

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A professor leading an investigation into the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Monday that the "tendency to ignore what is inconvenient" may have led to the disaster, citing the failure to act on warnings of a possible recurrence of a massive quake that hit northeastern Japan in 869......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm002000c.html

    Malaysia eases restrictions on food imported from Japan

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Malaysia eased last Friday restrictions on food imported from Japan, and no longer requires food produced in areas surrounding the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan be tested for radioactivity, Japan's farm ministry said Monday......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm004000c.html

    Chubu Electric calls on state to support efforts to restart Hamaoka

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Chubu Electric Power Co. President Akihisa Mizuno called Monday on the industry ministry to support the utility's efforts to seek an early resumption of operations of its Hamaoka nuclear power plant, which has been shut down at the government's request for safety reasons.........

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

    Town agrees to restart of Genkai nuclear reactors due to dependence on subsidies

    The town of Genkai in Saga Prefecture has reluctantly agreed to allow Kyushu Electric Power Co. to restart two suspended reactors because of its heavy dependence on subsidies and other money associated with nuclear power operations.........

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

    TEPCO to pay 300,000 yen to each evacuee in additional compensation

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it will pay up to 300,000 yen each in additional provisional compensation to those who were forced to evacuate or were affected in other ways due to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm077000c.html

    45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Around 45 percent of children in Fukushima Prefecture surveyed by the local and central governments in late March experienced thyroid exposure to radiation, although in all cases in trace amounts that did not warrant further examination, officials of the Nuclear Safety Commission said Tuesday........

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm079000c.html

    Fukushima used cars shunned because of unfounded radiation fears

    FUKUSHIMA -- Customers are avoiding used cars from Fukushima Prefecture because of harmful rumors that the vehicles are radioactively contaminated, and a used car dealers' association plans to seek compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) for lost sales........

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na020000c.html
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    Jiji press

    TEPCO to Pay Extra Compensation to Evacuees

    Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday it will pay additional compensation of 100,000 yen to 300,000 yen to each of residents who have been forced to either evacuate their homes or stay indoors in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station. .......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070500393

    Japan to Strengthen Radiation Monitoring

    Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan's education ministry plans to strengthen radiation monitoring under the government's second supplementary budget for fiscal 2011, it was learned Tuesday.......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070500450

    TEPCO Assessing Radioactive Leak at Fukushima Plant

    Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> is assessing how much radioactive material is currently leaking from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant some four months after the nuclear crisis began, officials said Tuesday.........

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070500554

    Fukushima Inviting 2,000 Men, Women to Dating Party

    Fukushima, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Some 40 restaurants and bars in this northeastern Japan city are inviting 1,000 men and as many women for a "gokon" or dating party with the aim of revitalizing the region, where people remain unsettled by the nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 plant. ......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070500580

    Fukushima Forestry Industry Seeks Compensation from TEPCO

    Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--The Fukushima Prefecture federation of forestry cooperatives demanded Tuesday some 56 million yen in provisional compensation from Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> for damage caused by the nuclear crisis.......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070500593

    Hong Kong Trade Body to Help Nuke Rumor-Hit Japan Food Regain Trust

    Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--The Hong Kong Trade Development Council said Tuesday it plans to promote the safety of nuclear rumor-hit Japanese food at its annual food exposition next month under a program to support Japan's postdisaster reconstruction.......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070500809

    Japan Govt Eyes 2-T.-Yen Credit Guarantee for TEPCO Support Body

    Tokyo, July 5 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will provide a credit guarantee of 2 trillion yen to an envisaged body to support Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> compensation payments to people affected by the nuclear crisis at the power utility's crippled Fukushima No. 1 power station, according to the draft second supplementary budget for fiscal 2011 adopted at a cabinet meeting Tuesday......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070500949

    Japan Cannot Give Up Nuclear Power: Keidanren

    Berlin, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan cannot give up nuclear power generation, Japan Business Federation Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura said Tuesday.....

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600126

    Think Tank Head Proposes Increased Use of Renewable Energy

    New York, July 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan will be able to raise the share of electricity generated from renewable energy sources to 30 pct, Jitsuro Terashima, president of the Japan Research Institute, said Tuesday........

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600162
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      【LIVE Fixed Camera】Fukushima Daiichi NPP(presented by TBS/JNN)

      today' Fukushima around 07:30 AM

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      'evacuation zone' OKuma town
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      tbsi http://youtu.be/DKuahiJQG9c Tonight, clear sky

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        Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station realtime live cam

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        Parts of reactor cover arriving at Fukushima plant

        Sections for covers that will contain radioactive materials released from the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant have begun arriving at the site....

        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 07:11 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_03.html

        Radioactive strontium to be closely monitored

        Japan's science and technology ministry says tests have found no radioactive strontium in the seabed off the northern Pacific coast.....

        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 08:33 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_08.html

        Gov't plans additional nuclear safety tests

        Japan's industry minister Banri Kaieda says the ministry will do stress tests at nuclear power plants to assure local residents they are safe......

        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 11:58 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_14.html

        Background on nuclear stress tests

        The so-called "stress tests" on nuclear reactors were introduced by the European Union following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.....

        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 12:27 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_18.html

        TEPCO says reactor cooling on target at 80 percent

        Tokyo Electric Power Company says its system for recycling highly-radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is operating slightly below target at 80 percent capacity.......

        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 12:41 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_15.html

        Plaintiffs demand decommission of Hamaoka reactors

        In a high court session in Tokyo, residents living near the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in central Japan have called for the immediate decommissioning of all the facility's reactors.......

        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 14:22 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_16.html

        Microbes used to remove cesium in water and soil

        Japanese researchers have found that microbes could help remove cesium from water and soil, raising hopes for their use in decontamination efforts around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.......
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        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 16:28 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_22.html

        Wastewater filters not working to capacity

        The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it will look into why the filters in its cooling system to recycle radioactive wastewater are working at a rate far below the initial estimate.....

        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 19:15 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_31.html

        Kan orders new rules to restart nuclear reactors

        Prime Minister Naoto Kan has ordered members of his cabinet in charge of supervising nuclear plants to set new rules on restarting reactors after regular inspections......

        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 20:25 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_32.html

        Govt to conduct stress tests at all nuclear plants

        Japan's government plans to conduct stress tests at all of the country's nuclear power plants on the initiative of Prime Minister Naoto Kan.....

        Wednesday, July 06, 2011 20:35 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_30.html
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        Yomiuri online

        Some produce exports hit zero / Exports of agricultural goods plummet following N-crisis

        Some farm products such as strawberries, tomatoes and lettuce were not exported at all in May, according to foreign trade statistics, apparently due to concerns over the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.......
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        FROM SQUARE ONE / Govt panel paves way for payouts

        Negotiating individually with people and businesses suffering from the nuclear crisis to determine the amount of compensation they will receive has been difficult for Tokyo Electric Power Co. .....

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110705004195.htm

        FROM SQUARE ONE / Covering TEPCO's compensation bill / A briefing on the government plan to help utility make payments

        The government has submitted to the Diet a bill to form an organization that will be at the center of a framework to facilitate the payment of compensation by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to victims of the accidents at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.......
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        FROM SQUARE ONE / Bill passage unlikely to get green light without modifications

        Although the government is eager to start Diet deliberations on a bill for a nuclear accident compensation framework, it is almost certain that the current bill will not pass unless it is modified.......

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110705003101.htm
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        Asahi com

        Italian journalist denounces media's disaster coverage

        To Pio D'Emilia, the tidal wave that devastated the northeastern coast of Japan was not the only force that exposed the weakness of man......
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        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107050261.html

        Despite concerns, Japan stretches life of nuclear plants

        On March 26, the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's No. 1 reactor would have celebrated its 40th birthday, making it a senior citizen, where once, utilities estimated reactors' life spans to be 30 to 40 years. .....

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107050265.html

        Local leaders disagree on restart of nuclear reactors

        Local political leaders are split over whether suspended reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture should be restarted. .....

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107050266.html

        Lessen reliance on nuclear power, ex-adviser to Kan says

        Japan should lower its dependence on nuclear power generation, rather than scrapping it altogether, said Sumio Mabuchi, former special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.............

        http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107050262.html
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        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

        Nippon Life to decide whether to give TEPCO more loans when requested

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Nippon Life Insurance Co. will decide whether to provide Tokyo Electric Power Co. with additional loans whenever a specific request is made, its senior official said Tuesday.....

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu050000c.html

        Japan to conduct nuclear plant 'stress tests' amid safety concerns

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan plans to conduct safety assessments called "stress tests" on all its nuclear power plants to allay heightened public concerns over their safety, industry minister Banri Kaieda said Wednesday, as the government struggles to resume operation of reactors that are suspended for regular checkups........

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm031000c.html

        Fire breaks out, extinguished soon at nuclear plant in Ibaraki

        MITO (Kyodo) -- A fire broke out and was extinguished soon at a waste disposal facility for the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant of the Japan Atomic Power Co. in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, Wednesday morning, the prefectural government said........

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm108000c.html

        LDP to re-evaluate its nuclear power policy

        The largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to re-evaluate its policy of promoting nuclear power generation that it pursued when it was in government.......

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html

        Gov't leaders created secret plan aiming to break up TEPCO after nuke crisis

        Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku and other central government figures created a secret plan aiming to break up Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) in the wake of the crisis at the company's Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, it has been learned........

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na016000c.html

        Nuclear plant employee runs in support of disaster victims

        KASHIWAZAKI, Niigata -- A nuclear plant worker here who was near a spent fuel pool when a 2007 quake hit, helped with containment work at the crippled Fukushima plant, and whose parents lost their home to the March 11 tsunamis will run in a 100 kilometer marathon on July 9 in support of disaster victims.........

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na018000c.html
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        Jiji press

        Japan Plans Stress Tests on All Nuclear Power Plants

        Tokyo, July 6 (Jiji Press)--Japan will conduct "stress tests" on all nuclear power plants in the country with the aim of easing safety concerns of local residents, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Banri Kaieda said Wednesday...............

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600315

        Fukui Pref. Opposes Restart of Nuclear Reactors

        Fukui, July 6 (Jiji Press)--The Fukui prefectural government on Wednesday reiterated its stance of not allowing the restart of nuclear power reactors in the central Japan prefecture that are halted for regular inspections, saying that it cannot confirm their safety...............

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600470

        (Update) Japan to Conduct Stress Tests on Nuclear Plants

        Tokyo, July 6 (Jiji Press)--Japan will conduct stress tests on all nuclear power plants in the country in an effort to prevent another nuclear crisis, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Banri Kaieda said Wednesday.......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600478

        3 Fukushima N-Plant Workers Sent to Emergency Medical Center

        Tokyo, July 6 (Jiji Press)--Three male workers at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were sent to an emergency medical treatment center at the plant Wednesday morning, nuclear safety regulators said......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600592

        Japan Farm, Marine Products Exports Down 16 Pct in May

        Tokyo, July 6 (Jiji Press)--Japan's exports of agricultural, forestry and marine products in May fell 16.6 pct from a year earlier to 30,592 million yen, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Wednesday......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600838

        Kan Resolved to Pass Renewable Energy Bill

        Tokyo, July 6 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Wednesday expressed his strong determination to pass legislation to promote the use of renewable energy sources.....

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600852

        Japanese Governors Perplexed at N-Plant Stress Test Plan

        Tokyo, July 6 (Jiji Press)--The governors of Japanese prefectures that host nuclear power stations were puzzled on Wednesday by the industry minister's announcement of plans to conduct stress tests on all such plants in the country........

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600929

        Kan to Avoid Meeting with Saga Governor over N-Plant Restart

        Tokyo, July 6 (Jiji Press)--Saga Governor Yasushi Furukawa will visit the prime minister's office on Thursday to discuss the issue of resuming operations at a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan, but Prime Minister Naoto Kan does not plan to meet with him.......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600933

        Fukushima N-Plant Water Treatment System's Operating Rate Rises

        Tokyo, July 6 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Wednesday that the operating rate for the water treatment system at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant improved to 76 pct in the week to Tuesday from the previous week's 55 pct........

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070600966

        Kyushu Electric Tried to Bolster Pro-Nuclear Views at Town Meeting

        Fukuoka, July 6 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> on Wednesday admitted its attempt to bolster views in favor of controversial plans to resume halted nuclear reactors at a government-sponsored event to explain the plans to local residents.......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070700176
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        Sankei news

        Tomioka townspeople' memorial service in evacuation zone
        tomioka town http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomioka,_Fukushima

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          Tokyo parents demand safe school lunch

          Parents of schoolchildren have petitioned the mayor of Tokyo's most populous ward to take measures to secure the safety of school lunches......
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          Thursday, July 07, 2011 02:57 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_35.html

          Utility admits to dishonest e-mails on restart

          It has come to light that the operator of the Genkai nuclear power plant had requested its staff and affiliates to send e-mails supporting the restart of the reactors to a meeting to explain the government's safety measures.....

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 02:57 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_37.html

          Japan's nuclear crisis affects farm exports

          Japan's exports of farm, marine and forest products in May posted a year-on-year plunge of more than 16 percent, due to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.......

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 02:57 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_05.html

          More hydrogen produced than TEPCO's estimate

          Japan's nuclear safety agency says about 800 to 1,000 kilograms of hydrogen was produced in each of 3 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant soon after the March 11th earthquake......

          Tuesday, June 07, 2011 05:40 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_06.html

          Reactor cooling to be accelerated in August

          The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says a new cooling system is now working well so it will accelerate the cooling of the plant's reactors in August.....

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 07:57 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_07.html

          Local governments react to nuclear stress tests

          Local municipalities hosting nuclear plants say they are puzzled by the central government's decision to carry out new safety tests at all nuclear power facilities. Two-thirds of the country's nuclear reactors remain off-line after the Fukushima accident.........

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 10:07 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_13.html

          Keidanren head, Merkel agree on energy cooperation

          The head of Japan's leading business lobby has agreed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to deepen bilateral cooperation in the field of renewable energy........

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 11:51 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_17.html

          Nitrogen injection could be delayed at Fukushima

          The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi power plant is having trouble injecting nitrogen gas into one of the reactors to prevent a hydrogen explosion........

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 12:58 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_18.html

          Saga governor asks govt to clarify conditions

          The governor of Saga Prefecture has asked the Japanese government to clarify conditions for resuming operations at a local nuclear plant.......

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 12:58 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_19.html

          Kyushu Electric employee questioned over e-mails

          The president of the operator of the Genkai nuclear plant in Saga Prefecture says he will make a decision on stepping down next week.....
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          Thursday, July 07, 2011 12:58 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_21.html

          Genkai mayor retracts nuke plant restart consent

          The mayor of Genkai Town in southwestern Japan says he will retract his approval for the restart of 2 reactors at a nuclear power plant in his town........

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 13:19 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_20.html

          Kaieda ready to step down over Genkai confusion

          Japan's industry minister Banri Kaieda says he will resign from his post at an appropriate time to take responsibility for the confusion over a restart at the Genkai nuclear power plant.......

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 14:04 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_22.html

          re:Genkai mayor retracts plant restart consent

          The mayor of Genkai Town in southwestern Japan has retracted his approval for the restart of 2 reactors at a nuclear power plant in his town......

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 18:03 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_28.html

          Tanabata star festival observed in Fukushima

          Children in Fukushima city celebrated the annual Tanabata star festival on Thursday, replacing natural bamboo leaves normally used with polyethylene alternatives because of radiation fears......

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 19:14 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_30.html

          Governors criticize central govt's nuke response

          Japan's prefectural governments have criticized the central government for hastily deciding to order safety so-called stress tests at all nuclear power plants......

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 19:49 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_34.html

          Govt defends decision to introduce stress test

          Japan's industry minister Banri Kaieda says he hopes municipalities hosting nuclear plants will understand the need to conduct additional safety tests of all reactors in the country.......

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 21:15 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_35.html

          Kaieda ready to resign over nuke policy handling

          Japan's industry minister Banri Kaieda says he will step down at an appropriate time to take responsibility for the confusion over restarting the Genkai nuclear power plant......

          Thursday, July 07, 2011 21:15 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_36.html
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          Yomiuri online

          Stress tests eyed for all N-reactors / May pave way to restarting idled plants

          The government intends to introduce so-called stress tests on the nation's nuclear reactors to determine how well they can withstand severe accidents caused by massive earthquakes, tsunami and other extreme events, industry minister Banri Kaieda said Wednesday........

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110706005615.htm
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          Asahi com

          Signs of summer absent as radiation fears grip Fukushima

          FUKUSHIMA-- Certain scenes seem synonymous with summer, such as beer gardens and children playing in fountains.......

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107060284.html

          Project to monitor spread of cesium in the Kanto region begins

          TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--A project to track the spread of radioactive cesium in the Kanto region is under way. .......

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107060277.html

          LDP sets up task force to review party's nuclear policy

          awmakers in the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party set up a task force to review the party's nuclear power policies, which many say contributed to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crisis......

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107060287.html

          Two reactors ran at full capacity for months without final clearance

          Two reactors shut down for regular inspections have now been running at full capacity for months despite not receiving the final clearance from the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA). .....
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          Industry ministry to check reactors cooling systems

          The government will conduct earthquake and tsunami stress tests on all commercial reactor cooling systems to assuage public fears pending restarts of offline reactors, industry minister Banri Kaieda said July 6. .....

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107060285.html

          ANALYSIS: After ex-minister's slurs hurt survivors, government takes fire

          The surprise resignation of nine-day-wonder Ryu Matsumoto as minister for reconstruction has widened the rift between people in the disaster-stricken areas and the struggling Kan government.....

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107060289.html
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          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

          March disaster keeps acting as drag on farm, marine product exports

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Exports of agricultural and marine products from Japan contracted for the second consecutive month in May in the wake of the March 11 disaster, logging a 16.6 percent fall in value from a year earlier to 30.6 billion yen, the farm ministry said Wednesday.....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu053000c.html

          Merkel proposes energy cooperation to Keidanren chief

          BERLIN (Kyodo) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the visiting chairman of Japan's largest business lobby at a meeting Wednesday that her country intends to deepen bilateral exchanges in the fields of energy-saving technology and renewable energy, Japanese officials said....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu056000c.html

          Major banks arranging up to 50 bil. yen loan to Kansai Electric

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Mizuho Corporate Bank and other major banks are arranging to provide a syndicated loan of up to 50 billion yen to Kansai Electric Power Co., possibly later this month, in light of the utility's difficulties in borrowing with bond issues, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu061000c.html

          Hiroshima mayor to urge energy policy review in peace memorial speech

          HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said Wednesday he intends to urge the government to "review its energy policy" in his speech at the peace memorial ceremony on Aug. 6, marking the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the western Japanese city in 1945.......

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm004000c.html

          Some Asian countries delay nuclear programs in wake of Fukushima incident

          JAKARTA (Kyodo) -- The 12-member Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia ended two days of talks Wednesday with some delegations having said their governments would delay the implementation of their nuclear power programs due to decreased public support in the wake of Japan's nuclear disaster......

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

          Shikoku Electric unlikely to restart nuclear reactor Sunday as planned

          MATSUYAMA (Kyodo) -- Shikoku Electric Power Co. is unlikely to restart a nuclear reactor undergoing regular checkups in Ehime Prefecture on Sunday as planned, Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura indicated Wednesday.....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm007000c.html

          Water treatment system operates below target rate at Fukushima plant

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The radioactive water treatment system at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant operated at about 76 percent of its capacity over the week through Tuesday, slightly lower than the 80 percent initially targeted, the plant operator said Wednesday.....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm008000c.html

          Kyushu Electric sought to distort local views over reactors restart

          FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that companies linked to the utility ordered their employees to post online comments in favor of the resumption of the utility's two nuclear reactors for a local cable television program aimed at seeking support for the resumption........

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

          Edano apologizes for stirring confusion over resuming nuke reactors

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano on Thursday apologized to Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa over what can be taken as confusing remarks by the central government about resuming nuclear reactors now shutdown for regular checkups, including two reactors in Saga Prefecture........

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm040000c.html

          Saga governor not happy with gov't decision on nuclear plant 'stress tests'

          Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa, who holds the key to the resumption of nuclear reactors in southwestern Japan, expressed displeasure on July 7 over the central government's decision to conduct "stress tests" on all nuclear reactors in the country to alleviate public concerns over the safety of atomic power generation.........
          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

          Nuke crisis refugees form association to preserve village-in-exile's community ties

          IITATE, Fukushima -- Residents of the village of Iitate, forced by the Fukushima nuclear crisis to evacuate and with no return home in sight, have formed an association dedicated to preserving their community in exile.....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na017000c.html

          PM Kan behind sudden decision, confusion on nuke plant 'stress tests'

          The government announced on July 6 that it will conduct "stress tests" on all nuclear power plants across the country to alleviate public concerns about their safety in a major policy shift less than three weeks after the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency declared all reactors undergoing regular inspections were safe.........

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na019000c.html

          Saga Pref. mayor retracts approval for reactivating local nuclear power station

          GENKAI, Saga -- The mayor here has retracted his approval for the reactivation of a local nuclear power station following the national government's decision to conduct stress tests on the reactors........

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na023000c.html
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          Jiji press

          Suzuki Eyes New Plant to Avoid Tsunami, Nuclear Risks

          Tokyo, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Suzuki Motor Corp. <7269> plans to build a new production and development facility in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, to reduce risks of suffering damage from possible tsunami or a nuclear plant accident, informed sources said Thursday......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011070700403

          Chubu Electric to Raise Additional 200 B. Yen

          Tokyo, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Chubu Electric Power Co. <9502> will need some 200 billion yen to finance its bond redemptions and fuel procurement costs in addition to prior borrowing, its vice president, Tomohiko Ono, said Thursday.......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011070700902

          Kaieda Shows Readiness to Resign over Nuclear Policy Incoherence

          Tokyo, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Banri Kaieda indicated Thursday he will step down over the lack of Japan's coherent policy over the restart of halted nuclear reactors...............

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070700478

          Injunction Sought to Halt Reactivation of Genkai N-Reactors

          Saga, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Local residents applied for an injunction Thursday with Saga District Court to block the reactivation of two reactors at the Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture, southwestern Japan......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070700578

          Genkai Mayor Rescinds Approval of Nuclear Reactor Restart

          Genkai, Saga Pref., July 7 (Jiji Press)--Hideo Kishimoto, mayor of Genkai, withdrew Thursday his approval of Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s <9508> plans to reactivate two reactors at its nuclear power plant in this southwestern Japan town. ........

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070700655

          Saga Gov. Frustrated with Flip-Flops on Nuclear Plants

          Tokyo, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Saga Governor Yasushi Furukawa expressed his frustration Thursday with the central government's flip-flops on nuclear energy policy, following its sudden announcement of plans to conduct safety checks on all nuclear plants across the country......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070700718

          Yamaguchi Governor Reiterates Cautious Stance on N-Plant

          Yamaguchi, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Yamaguchi Governor Sekinari Nii reiterated his cautious stance Thursday toward a plan to build a nuclear power plant in his western Japan prefecture........

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070700909

          3 More TEPCO Workers Found Exposed to Radiation above Limit

          Tokyo, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Three Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> employees who worked at the company's crippled nuclear plant have been confirmed to have been exposed to radiation beyond the emergency limit of 250 millisieverts, the government said Thursday........

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070700962

          Japan Governors Criticize Govt over N-Plant Policy Confusion

          Tokyo, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Prefectural governors in Japan criticized the central government on Thursday for confusion in the country's policy on nuclear power generation, including a plan to conduct stress tests on all nuclear power plants in the country.......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070700969

          Suit to Seek to Decommission Hokkaido N-Plant

          Sapporo, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Local lawyers unveiled plans Thursday to file a suit by the end of October to have Hokkaido Electric Power Co. <9509> decommission its Tomari nuclear plant.......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070701017

          Hiroshima, Nagasaki to Call for Change in Japanese Nuclear Policy

          Hiroshima/Nagasaki, July 7 (Jiji Press)--The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki said Thursday that they will call for reviewing Japan's current energy policy that rely on nuclear power next month........

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070701031

          Reactor Cooling System Stops for Over 3 Hours at Fukushima No. 2 N-Plant

          Fukushima, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> suspended a cooling system for the No. 1 reactor and the fuel pool in the reactor building of its Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant for about three and half hours on Thursday..........

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070800037

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            5.6 quake rattles Japan near Fukushima site

            NEW YORK (AP) - An earthquake registering 5.6 shook the Pacific off Honshu, Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday. That is the area of northeast Japan ravaged by a March 11 quake and tsunami that knocked out power at the Fukushima nuclear plant......

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              Nuke plant equipment fails quake-resistance check

              The Japanese government has found that electrical equipment at a nuclear power plant in eastern Japan does not meet earthquake-resistance standards......

              Friday, July 08, 2011 03:25 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_01.html

              TEPCO to boost radiation monitoring at plant

              The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will boost its monitoring of airborne radioactive substances around reactor buildings......

              Friday, July 08, 2011 03:25 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_03.html

              Radioactive cesium detected from Tochigi tea

              Radioactive cesium exceeding the government limit was detected in processed tea made in Tochigi City, about 160 kilometers from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.........

              Friday, July 08, 2011 08:43 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_06.html

              Kyushu Electric senior official ordered e-mails

              A senior official with the operator of the Genkai nuclear power plant is now embroiled in the company's recent scandal........

              Friday, July 08, 2011 09:05 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_05.html

              Nuclear stress tests trigger backlash

              Prime Minister Naoto Kan's recent decision to conduct additional safety tests on all nuclear power plants in Japan has triggered a backlash from local governments.....

              Friday, July 08, 2011 10:48 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_09.html

              TEPCO to send workers into No.3 reactor building

              The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will send personnel, instead of a robot, into one of the reactor buildings to take steps to prevent a hydrogen explosion. But the work is likely to face difficulty because of the high radiation levels......

              Friday, July 08, 2011 13:06 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_18.html

              Kan apologizes for stress test confusion

              Prime Minister Naoto Kan has apologized for causing confusion in local municipalities hosting nuclear power plants by abruptly deciding to conduct additional safety tests on all reactors in Japan......

              Friday, July 08, 2011 13:06 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_19.html

              Reactor restart at Ikata nuclear plant postponed

              The operator of the Ikata nuclear power plant in western Japan says it will postpone restarting one of the plant's reactors because of opposition from local residents.....

              Friday, July 08, 2011 14:05 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_20.html

              ikata plant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikata_Nuclear_Power_Plant

              Systematic involvement suspected in Genkai scandal

              Kyushu Electric Power Company says its nuclear energy division may have been involved in a systematic effort to manipulate public opinion to support the restarting of its Genkai nuclear power plant......
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              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_21.html

              TEPCO to inject nitrogen into No. 3 reactor

              The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is preparing to connect pipes to the plant's No. 3 reactor to inject nitrogen to prevent a hydrogen explosion.......

              Friday, July 08, 2011 19:48 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_32.html

              Govt:Safety first in reactor restart policy

              The Japanese government says it will put safety before energy-supply concerns when it announces its views on restarting the country's suspended nuclear reactors.....

              Friday, July 08, 2011 20:22 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_34.html

              Four cities request bigger nuclear safety zone

              Four municipalities around a nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture have asked the central government to expand the plant's official emergency zone, so their communities can be included in the event of a nuclear accident......

              Friday, July 08, 2011 20:59 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_35.html
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              Yomiuri online

              Solar industry expected to expand

              Major domestic companies are planning or considering entry into the business of so-called mega solar power plants, a move that may accelerate the expansion of the nation's renewable energy industry.......
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              Oze tourism hit by N-crisis / Cancellations rife, visitor numbers plummet due to radiation fears

              Oze National Park is normally awash with people this time of year but fears of radiation from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant--about 150 kilometers away--have sent tourism numbers plunging in the aftermath of the crisis triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake......

              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110707005331.htm

              Kyushu Electric admits lie

              Kyushu Electric Power Co. President Toshio Manabe has announced that the utility ordered some employees and workers at its subsidiaries to send e-mails supporting reactivation of nuclear reactors during an explanatory meeting for local residents held in June.......

              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110707006099.htm

              Mayor nixes Genkai plant reactivation

              The mayor of Genkaicho, Saga Prefecture, on Thursday retracted his consent to restart two reactors at the Genkai nuclear power plant, showing frustration with Prime Minister Naoto Kan's sudden announcement that safety assessments would be conducted at nuclear facilities.....

              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110707005961.htm
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              Asahi com

              Woman tries to keep her evacuated hometown alive

              SAITAMA--As evacuees from the zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant spread out, Emiko Ota became concerned that residents of her hometown of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, might scatter to the wind, never to return as one community......

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107070240.html

              Radioactive water treatment facility at Fukushima misses target

              A key system to treat highly radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is operating below its target, threatening to delay the year-end goal for treating all the accumulated water.......

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107070249.html

              Genkai mayor retracts approval of reactor restarts after 'surprise' stress tests

              The government plan to require all nuclear power reactors to undergo stress tests will push back the expected restart of two reactors at the Genkai nuclear power plant this summer.......

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107070243.html

              Angry Kaieda to quit after Kan shifts nuke stance

              A furious industry minister Banri Kaieda plans to quit, possibly in August, after being undercut by Prime Minister Naoto Kan's demand for stress tests on nuclear power plants........

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107070244.html

              Kyushu Electric president to resign over pro-nuke e-mails

              Toshio Manabe, president of Kyushu Electric Power Co., said July 7 that he intends to resign after the utility was found to have instructed employees to manipulate public opinion on nuclear power.......

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107070242.html
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              Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

              TEPCO temporarily halts cooling Fukushima Daini reactor

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that it stopped the cooling system for a reactor at the Fukushima Daini power plant in Fukushima Prefecture for three and a half hours due to an electrical system problem.....

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

              Kyushu Electric head to decide whether to resign Mon. over scandal

              FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. President Toshio Manabe said Thursday he will decide as early as Monday whether to resign over a scandal in which an employee tried to make locals look supportive of restarting the utility's nuclear reactors in a government-sponsored TV program on the issue.......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

              Shikoku Electric to put off resumption of nuclear reactor

              TAKAMATSU (Kyodo) -- Shikoku Electric Power Co. said Friday it will not resume the operation of one of its three nuclear reactors in Ehime Prefecture, which has been suspended for regular checkups and was scheduled to be restarted Sunday, because it has not been able to gain approval from local authorities........

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm145000c.html

              Kaieda urges scandal-hit Kyushu Electric president to regain trust

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Industry minister Banri Kaieda urged visiting Kyushu Electric Power Co. President Toshio Manabe on Friday to regain public trust following a scandal in which its employee tried to make locals look supportive of restarting the utility's nuclear reactors in a ministry-sponsored event.......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm146000c.html

              Residents in radiation hotspots anxious about evacuating as deadline for decision looms

              FUKUSHIMA -- Residents in areas where radiation hotspots have been detected are voicing worries that their communities will be split up, as the deadline for residents to decide whether or not to evacuate approaches.....

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na005000c.html

              Man freed after arrest for collecting radiation-contaminated rubble in Fukushima

              A man has been freed after being held on suspicion of collecting rubble allegedly contaminated with radiation from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant without permission, the Mainichi has learned.......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na006000c.html

              Kyushu Electric executive's order behind nuke plant restart email scandal

              One order from a Kyushu Electric Power Co. executive apparently led to a flood of comments to a TV program from employees of the utility and its subsidiaries in favor of restarting nuclear reactors -- a flood that has led to accusations Kyushu Electric is attempting to manipulate public opinion......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html
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              Jiji press

              Host City to Delay Decision on Sendai N-Reactor Restart

              Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Pref., July 8 (Jiji Press)--Satsumasendai Mayor Hideo Iwakiri said Friday the southwestern Japan city will delay a decision on whether to allow Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> to restart a suspended reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant.....

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070800514

              Japan Govt to Provide Uniform View on N-Reactor Restart

              Tokyo, July 8 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government decided Friday to provide a uniform view on the link between the planned stress tests on all nuclear reactors and the restart of reactors after regular checkups......

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070800578

              Shikoku Electric Gives Up Plans to Restart N-Reactor on Sun.

              Matsuyama, Ehime Pref., July 8 (Jiji Press)--Shikoku Electric Power Co. <9507> said Friday it has given up on a plan to resume operations on Sunday of the No. 3 reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture, southwestern Japan........

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070800593

              Kyushu Electric Pres. Apologizes for Pro-Nuclear e-Mails

              Tokyo, July 8 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> President Toshio Manabe visited the industry ministry Friday to apologize for staff's attempt to boost support for controversial plans to resume halted nuclear reactors at a government-sponsored town hall meeting with local residents......

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070800610

              Cesium Below Limit in All Shizuoka Tea Areas

              Shizuoka, July 8 (Jiji Press)--The Shizuoka prefectural government said Friday that the levels of radioactive cesium in tea leaves produced in two areas of the central Japan prefecture are below the safety limit......

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070800922

              Japan Govt Carefully Mulling Ways to Announce Unified View on N-Plant Restart

              Tokyo, July 8 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government is carefully considering how to announce its unified view on the restart of nuclear power plants now undergoing regular checkups, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Friday........

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070800942
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                【LIVE Fixed Camera】Fukushima Daiichi NPP(presented by TBS/JNN)

                today' Fukushima around 14:30 PM

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                  Radiation detected in beef from Fukushima

                  Beef from Fukushima Prefecture has been found to contain levels of radiation that exceed Japan's safety standards....
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                  Saturday, July 09, 2011 06:14 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_05.html

                  Survey: radioactive materials found in plankton

                  A scientific survey has found radioactive substances in plankton collected from the seafloor off Fukushima Prefecture.....

                  Saturday, July 09, 2011 06:14 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_02.html

                  Govt. explains Genkai nuke plant safety measures

                  The Japanese government held a meeting in Saga Prefecture, western Japan, on Friday to tell local residents about safety measures being taken to enable nuclear reactors in the area to be restarted......

                  Saturday, July 09, 2011 06:17 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_03.html

                  TEPCO: 13.1 meter tsunami hit Fukushima plant

                  The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant estimates that the facility was hit by a tsunami as high as 13 meters on March 11th......

                  Saturday, July 09, 2011 09:05 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_15.html

                  Less than 1/3 in France, UK support nuclear power

                  A survey in 5 European countries shows that less than one third of French and British people support nuclear power generation.......
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                  Saturday, July 09, 2011 09:25 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_14.html

                  Sharp opens photovoltaic panel plant in Italy

                  Japan's major electronics firm Sharp and its Italian partners have opened a solar cell plant on the Italian island of Sicily........

                  Saturday, July 09, 2011 12:20 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_19.html

                  Govt., TEPCO draw roadmap to reactor decommission

                  A roadmap toward decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant indicates that the removal of melted nuclear fuel rods at the plant may begin in 10 years......

                  Saturday, July 09, 2011 13:49 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_20.html
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                  Yomiuri online

                  Forced from hometown, now gunning for Koshien

                  A high school baseball player who moved with his family to Tokyo from Fukushima Prefecture due to the nuclear crisis there is training hard in the hope of reuniting with former teammates at the annual National High School Baseball Championship at Koshien Stadium next month.....

                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110708004561.htm

                  Worker exposed deception / Whistleblower informed JCP of Kyushu Electric's plans

                  FUKUOKA--An employee of a Kyushu Electric Power Co. subsidiary blew the whistle on a recent deception in which the utility ordered employees of its offices and subsidiaries to send e-mails supporting the restart of two nuclear reactors to a meeting for local residents, the Japanese Communist Party said.......

                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110708005861.htm

                  Top utility execs tied to scandal

                  FUKUOKA--Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s in-house probe has found that one of its vice presidents and another executive were involved in a deception in which its employees were asked to post online comments in favor of the restart of the utility's nuclear reactors, sources said Friday.......

                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110708005594.htm
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                  Asahi com

                  Swiss firm strives to contain radiation fears on exports

                  A Swiss trading house with roots in Japan reaching back to the 19th century says the challenge facing Japanese trade following the Fukushima nuclear disaster is on par with the damage caused by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and World War II........

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107080411.html

                  Suzuki Motor to move production away from nuke plant

                  Suzuki Motor Corp. will shift half of its engine production at its Sagara plant in Shizuoka Prefecture to another facility to avoid the risk of an accident at a nearby nuclear plant disrupting its supply chain, sources said.......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107080285.html

                  Japan's Shikoku delays reactor restart as power shortages eyed

                  A power company in western Japan delayed on July 8 the restart of an idled nuclear reactor as confusion spreads over the safety of nuclear power and the future course of the country's energy policy.......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107080274.html

                  Kaieda reaches his limits on being patient with Kan

                  Prime Minister Naoto Kan announced on June 2 that he would resign once certain progress had been made in rebuilding after the Great East Japan Earthquake......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107080279.html

                  Resumption of nuclear reactors this year in serious doubt

                  Confusion in the government, an e-mail scandal and widespread anger have shattered the blueprint to restart nuclear reactors this summer, leading to possible power shortages that could debilitate manufacturers and increase electricity bills......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107080277.html

                  Nitrogen injection at Fukushima plant faces setback

                  TEPCO is facing difficulty as it prepares to inject nitrogen gas into the containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to prevent another hydrogen explosion.......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107080281.html

                  All aboard: Nautical students dream of sailing back home

                  IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Hoisting the Blue Peter maritime signal flag tells sailors: "All persons should report on board, as the vessel is about to proceed to sea." ....

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107080276.html
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                  Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                  Banks to set 400 bil. yen credit line for quake-hit Tohoku Electric

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Major Japanese commercial banks are in final talks to set a 400 billion yen syndicated credit line possibly in August for Tohoku Electric Power Co., which has had difficulties raising funds through debt issues amid the Fukushima nuclear crisis, sources close to the matter said Friday......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu080000c.html

                  Job offers for high school graduates down 9% -- 41% in Fukushima

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The number of job offers nationwide for high school students graduating next March is down 9.0 percent from a year earlier, with the number in disaster-struck Fukushima Prefecture down by more than 40 percent, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare........

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm005000c.html

                  Investigation on nuclear crisis to involve hearing from 200 people

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An independent panel investigating the causes of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant plans to hear from several hundred people involved in the handling of the crisis, the panel said Friday.....

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm009000c.html

                  Radiation levels within 80 km radius from Fukushima plant drop 20%

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Radiation levels within a radius of 80 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have dropped some 20 percent as a whole from two months earlier, the science ministry said Friday, releasing a radiation map of data collected by helicopter.....

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm010000c.html

                  Excess level of radioactive cesium found in meat of Fukushima cow

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An excessive level of radioactive cesium has been found in the meat of one of 11 cows taken to a meat packing plant in Tokyo from Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, the Tokyo metropolitan government said Friday....

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

                  In-house whistle-blower brought Kyushu Electric scandal into light

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A scandal in which Kyushu Electric Power Co. tried to make locals look supportive of restarting the utility's nuclear reactors by using e-mails during a ministry-sponsored event was brought to light by an in-house whistle-blower, a Saga prefectural assembly member and others said Saturday.......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm013000c.html

                  Ratio of operating nuke reactors stands at 36.8% in June

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The ratio of Japan's 54 commercial nuclear reactors operating came to 36.8 percent in June in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster in March, according to the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum.......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm014000c.html

                  TEPCO to start injecting nitrogen into No. 3 Fukushima reactor soon

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday it will begin injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant to prevent a hydrogen explosion, as soon as it gets the green light from the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency and local governments.......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm047000c.html

                  Minister for nuclear accidents vows to separate nuclear agency from industry ministry

                  The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, at the center of controversy over a host of issues including the ongoing Fukushima nuclear power crisis, will be definitely separated from its parental Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), minister for nuclear accidents Goshi Hosono said in an interview with the Mainichi and other news organizations on July 8.......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html

                  More Kyushu Electric execs tried to manipulate public opinion to restart nuke plant

                  A vice president and another board member at Kyushu Electric Power Co. instructed a subordinate to proactively support a government-sponsored TV program on the reactivation of its nuclear power plant, sources familiar with the case have revealed......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

                  Hopes for water purification, cooling system to bring Fukushima nuke plant under control

                  Hopes for water purification, cooling system to bring Fukushima nuke plant under control.....

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html

                  Tokyo University teams up with private firms for solar power project in Saudi Arabia

                  The University of Tokyo, private companies and a semigovernmental financial institution will jointly participate in a large-scale solar power generation project in Saudi Arabia, it has emerged......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na011000c.html

                  Elderly Fukushima woman kills self 'to evacuate to grave'

                  MINAMISOMA, Fukushima -- A 93-year-old woman, dejected over the ongoing nuclear crisis, was found hanged at her home in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, in late June, leaving behind suicide notes that said in part, "I will evacuate to the grave. I am sorry."....

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na013000c.html
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                  Jiji press

                  Loans of 550 B. Yen Eyed for Tohoku Electric

                  Tokyo, July 9 (Jiji Press)--Mizuho Corporate Bank and other major banks as well as the Development Bank of Japan are planning to extend up to 550 billion yen in loans to Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506>, it has been learned.....

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011070900186

                  Radioactive Cesium above Limit Detected in Fukushima Beef

                  Tokyo, July 9 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government has announced that 2,300 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, about quintuple the legal limit, was detected in beef produced in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture........

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070900179

                  Japan Biz Leader Criticizes Govt for Energy Policy Mess

                  Brussels, July 8 (Jiji Press)--Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, criticized the government Friday for its messed-up energy policy management, including confusion over the restart of suspended nuclear reactors.......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070900210

                  (Update) Radioactive Cesium above Limit Detected in Fukushima Beef

                  Tokyo, July 9 (Jiji Press)--Radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit was detected Saturday in the meat of 10 cows from Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, after that of one cow had been found to have its level above the limit, the Tokyo metropolitan government said.....

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070900238

                  Ex-Vice Pres. behind Kyushu Electric's Mail Case

                  Fukuoka, July 9 (Jiji Press)--A former vice president of Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> was behind the solicitation of pro-nuclear power e-mails from group employees over its suspended nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan, it has been learned.......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070900275

                  Decades Needed for Final N-Crisis Containment: Kan

                  Tokyo, July 9 (Jiji Press)--Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Saturday that it will take decades for Japan to finally contain the nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070900323

                  Japan to Require New Safety Test before N-Reactors' Restart

                  Tokyo, July 9 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will effectively require new safety tests on suspended nuclear reactors before allowing them to be restarted, it was learned Saturday.......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011070900365
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                    【LIVE Fixed Camera】Fukushima Daiichi NPP(presented by TBS/JNN)

                    today' Fukushima around 15:00 PM

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                      More Fukushima beef found contaminated with cesium

                      The Tokyo metropolitan government has ordered that beef from 11 cows from a farm in Fukushima Prefecture be removed from distribution because of radioactive contamination...........

                      Sunday, July 10, 2011 02:12 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_24.html

                      Fukushima fuel rods removal can begin in 10 years

                      An expert on decommissioning nuclear power plants says work to remove fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant can begin in 10 years........

                      Sunday, July 10, 2011 02:12 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_29.html

                      Kaieda outlines Japan recovery to ASEAN ministers

                      Japan's economy minister Banri Kaieda has described the country's recovery from the March 11th disaster in his speech to his ASEAN counterparts.........

                      Sunday, July 10, 2011 02:12 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_02.html

                      Nuclear workers to take counseling

                      Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will begin receiving psychological care on Sunday.....

                      Sunday, July 10, 2011 02:12 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_03.html

                      Tokyo traces cows from contaminated farm

                      The Tokyo Metropolitan government has begun tracing beef from 6 cows shipped from a Fukushima farm where 11 other cows were found contaminated with high levels of radioactive cesium........
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                      Sunday, July 10, 2011 07:33 +0900 (JST)
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                      TEPCO: Quake caused no problems at nuclear plants

                      Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has found no problems with its Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plants as a result of Sunday's quake.....

                      Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:51 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_16.html

                      Cattle farm inspected for radiation-tainted beef

                      Fukushima prefectural officials have started an inspection of a cattle farm in Minami-Souma city. Radioactive cesium surpassing the government's safe limits was detected in cattle shipped from the farm.......

                      Sunday, July 10, 2011 13:11 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_15.html

                      TEPCO suspends decontamination system

                      The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has suspended part of the activity of the radioactive water decontamination system as a liquid substance was found leaking from the device........

                      Sunday, July 10, 2011 16:46 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_20.html
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                      Asahi com

                      Saga residents vent anger at nuclear officials

                      Local residents attending a public meeting about the restart of reactors at the Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture grilled officials about alleged collusion between Japan's nuclear industry and regulators and the adequacy of nuclear safety measures.......

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107090257.html

                      Kan rules out snap election on nuclear issue

                      Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he would not dissolve the Lower House and go to the people over the future of Japan's energy policy. .....

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107090256.html

                      Beef from Fukushima found with high levels of radioactive cesium

                      The Tokyo metropolitan government on July 8 detected levels of radioactive cesium 4.6 times the national standard in meat from a cow raised in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, officials said.......

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107090258.html
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                      Manichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                      Scientists launch 'operation sunflowers' to decontaminate farmland near nuclear plant

                      NAMIE, Fukushima -- Scientists have launched "operation sunflowers" in a bid to remove radioactive cesium from the ground in an evacuation zone near the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant so that local residents could return and farm the land again......

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na022000c.html

                      Experts warn that drug's benefits unproven for low-dose radiation dosages

                      The government is warning people to only take radiation medicine as prescribed by doctors, saying that the pigment Prussian blue, meant to be taken after heavy doses of radioactive cesium, is not known to have an effect on low-dose radiation and might even cause side effects such as irregular heartbeat......

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na024000c.html
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                      Minister Wants Stress Tests before Reactors' Restart

                      Tokyo, July 10 (Jiji Press)--Goshi Hosono, minister for nuclear crisis management, indicated Sunday the Japanese government will carry out "stress tests" on halted nuclear reactors as a precondition for their restart......

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071000250

                      Water Cleaning Stops Half A Day at Fukushima N-Plant

                      Tokyo, July 10 (Jiji Press)--A system to decontaminate highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant stopped for half a day Sunday because of trouble at French equipment.......

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100005
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                          Hosono: Nuclear plants need more safety tests

                          Japan's minister in charge of the nuclear crisis says nuclear power plants undergoing inspections will need additional safety tests before they can resume their operations.....

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 01:01 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_21.html

                          Decontamination resumed after suspension

                          The decontamination system at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was stopped for about 12 hours on Sunday due to a leak of contaminated water......

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 01:01 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_30.html

                          Govt to release views on restarting reactors

                          The Japanese government is set to announce its position on restarting nuclear reactors that have been shut down for regular inspections......

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 05:42 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_05.html

                          Long-term response needed for radioactive water

                          The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is struggling to deal with radioactive water that is pooling in reactor buildings as the crisis goes into its 5th month....

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 05:42 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_06.html

                          Ban to visit Japan in August

                          UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon plans to visit Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, in August....

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 05:42 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_09.html

                          Cesium found in hay fed to cattle

                          Radioactive cesium far exceeding the legal limit has been detected in hay that was fed to cattle at a farm in Fukushima Prefecture.....

                          .......The farmer says the cattle had been kept inside but were fed with hay left outdoors after the March nuclear accident.......
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                          Monday, July 11, 2011 12:50 +0900 (JST)
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                          Makeshift equipment at Fukushima hit by problems

                          The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been struggling for months to bring the plant's troubled reactors under control using makeshift equipment.....

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 13:13 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_21.html

                          Govt compiles unified plan on stress tests

                          The Japanese government plans to introduce a 2-stage stress test to determine the safety of the country's nuclear power plants......

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 13:57 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_23.html

                          Edano: Safety tests should be given priority

                          Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano says nuclear safety tests should be conducted regardless of the outlook for the electricity supply......

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 15:10 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_25.html

                          Minami-soma starts internal radiation checks

                          Minami-soma City in Fukushima Prefecture has begun checking the internal radiation levels of its residents.....
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                          Monday, July 11, 2011 15:10 +0900 (JST)
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                          Cattle shipped from specified zones to be tested

                          A senior Japanese health ministry official says all beef cattle raised in certain areas around the Fukushima Daiichi plant should be tested for radioactive materials......
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                          Monday, July 11, 2011 16:21 +0900 (JST)
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                          Saga governor welcomes govt stress test plan

                          The governor of Saga Prefecture has welcomed the government's announcement, although he has yet to give approval for restarting two reactors at the Genkai nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan.....

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 17:31 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_29.html

                          Fukui still opposed to restarting reactors

                          An official from the prefecture with the most reactors in Japan says he cannot yet comment on the central government's disclosure on Monday.......

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 19:35 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_37.html

                          Kan support rate falls to 16%

                          A recent NHK poll shows the support rate for Prime Minister Naoto Kan's Cabinet has dropped to 16 percent, the lowest since the Democratic Party took power 2 years ago.......

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 19:45 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_34.html

                          Expert: contaminated beef poses no problem

                          An expert on nuclear medicine says eating meat contaminated with the radioactive substance cesium on a few occasions will not cause health problems......

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 21:31 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_39.html

                          High level contamination in reactor building found

                          The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has detected airborne radioactive materials up to 65 times above the government's standard inside the No. 2 reactor building.....

                          Monday, July 11, 2011 21:52 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_31.html
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                          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                          TEPCO temporarily halts water decontamination system after leak

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday it temporarily halted the system to decontaminate radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture after discovering that about 50 liters of contaminated water and chemicals used in the system were leaking from a pipe after a part broke.........

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html

                          Japan's reactor 'stress tests' should be shorter than EU's: Okada

                          OFUNATO (Kyodo) -- Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Katsuya Okada indicated Sunday that Japan's safety assessment to be conducted on nuclear reactors before restarting them following suspension for regular checks should be shorter than the European Union's version of "stress tests" on which it will be based....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm004000c.html

                          Dismantling Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to take several decades

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The full dismantling of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, including removing nuclear fuel and tearing down reactors and the buildings housing them, is expected to take several decades, sources familiar with the matter said Saturday...

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm005000c.html

                          Fukushima gov't inspects farm over beef radiation concerns

                          FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The Fukushima prefectural government inspected a farm in the city of Minamisoma on Sunday to check whether its management of feed and water for cattle was sufficient, in response to the detection of excessive levels of radioactive cesium in the meat of 11 cows shipped from the farm......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

                          Japan's idled nuclear reactors need to pass new safety assessment

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's nuclear power reactors must undergo additional safety assessments dubbed "stress tests," and those now idled for regular checkups must pass the first stage of the reviews in order to restart, the government said Monday......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

                          Some 50 utility workers posed as citizens to back atomic power on TV

                          FUKUOKA (Kyodo) -- About 50 Kyushu Electric Power Co. employees and affiliates were involved in attempting to orchestrate an e-mail campaign, posing as ordinary citizens, in support of the restart of its nuclear reactors on a government-sponsored TV program, according to an internal investigation by the utility.......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm038000c.html

                          Gov't considers removing nuclear fuel from Fukushima plant in 10 years' time

                          The government's atomic energy commission is considering a mid- to long-term timeline for decommissioning reactors at the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant that involves removing nuclear fuel from reactors in 10 years' time, it has been learned......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na003000c.html

                          Kyushu Electric Power execs made questionable donations to governor

                          SAGA -- Senior officials of Kyushu Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) have made monetary contributions to Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa over the past several years, sparking suspicions that they were effectively corporate donations under the guise of personal contributions.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

                          High radiation found in straw given to cows whose meat was contaminated

                          FUKUSHIMA -- High levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in rice straw used as feed for cows from a Fukushima Prefecture city whose meat contained excessive levels of cesium.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na017000c.html

                          'World Peace 7' calls for nuclear-free Japan

                          Members of the "Committee of Seven for World Peace Appeal" issued fresh calls for an end to nuclear power plants in Japan and abroad on July 11, the four-month anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami and subsequent crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na018000c.html
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                          Jiji press

                          Japan to Take 2-Stage Nuclear Safety Assessments

                          Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government said Monday it will conduct safety assessments of nuclear power plants in two stages......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100395

                          Cesium beyond Limit Found in Straw at Fukushima Pref. Cattle Farm

                          Fukushima, July 11 (Jiji Press)--High levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in straw at a cattle farm in the city of Minamisoma in the northeastern Japan prefecture of Fukushima, a prefectural government survey showed Monday......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100484

                          (Update) Cesium beyond Limit Found in Straw at Fukushima Pref. Cattle Farm

                          Fukushima, July 11 (Jiji Press)--High levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in dried straw at a cattle farm in the city of Minamisoma in the northeastern Japan prefecture of Fukushima, a prefectural government survey showed Monday........

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100686

                          Japan Governors Show Mixed Reactions to Nuclear Safety Assessments

                          Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--Governors of Japanese prefectures that host nuclear power plants on Monday expressed a range of opinions on the central government's uniform position announced the same day on the link between its planned stress tests and the restart of reactors halted for regular checkups......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100775

                          Japan Biz Leader Raps Govt's Unified View on N-Plant Safety Review

                          Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--Japanese business leader Hiromasa Yonekura on Monday criticized the government's unified view, announced the same day, outlining two-step safety assessments of nuclear power plants......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100797

                          Fukushima to Check All Cows after Discovery of Cesium above Limit

                          Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--The Fukushima prefectural government decided Monday to screen meat of all cows from certain areas in the northeastern Japan prefecture after radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit was detected in cows shipped from a cattle farm in the Fukushima city of Minamisoma........

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100823

                          High Levels of Cesium Found in Garbage Ash in Eastern Japan

                          Chiba, July 11 (Jiji Press)--The eastern Japan city of Kashiwa said Monday high levels of radioactive cesium have been found in ash from garbage disposal facilities in the Chiba prefecture city.....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100833

                          TEPCO Puts Tally of Overexposed Workers at 6

                          Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Monday put at six the tally of overexposed workers at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant since the nuclear crisis there began on March 11.......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100845

                          Saga Pref. to Set Up Panel on Genkai N-Plant

                          Saga, July 11 (Jiji Press)--The Saga Prefecture government said Monday it will establish an experts' panel to examine the safety of the No. 1 nuclear reactor at Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s <9508> Genkai power plant in the southwestern Japan prefecture....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071100871

                          Cesium above Limit Found in Meat of 2 More Cows from Same Farm

                          Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--The meat of two more cows from a farm in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, was found to have radioactive cesium above the legal limit in addition to its 11 other cows' meat recently found so, the Tokyo metropolitan government said late Monday night.....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071200050
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                            Radioactive contaminated beef found in Shizuoka

                            Radioactive cesium above the government's standard level has been found in more beef from Fukushima Prefecture....

                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 01:51 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_40.html

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                            TEPCO prepares for nitrogen injection

                            The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will begin fixing pipelines at the No. 3 reactor on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for injecting nitrogen into its container.....

                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 03:29 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_05.html

                            Decontamination system fails again

                            Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are still struggling to stably cool its reactors. Operator Tokyo Electric Power Company says a key system to decontaminate highly radioactive water has been halted yet again......

                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 12:34 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_22.html

                            Hosokawa indicates tests on all beef cattle

                            Japan's health minister has indicated that all beef cattle raised in some parts of Fukushima Prefecture, including Minamisoma City, where radioactive cesium above the government's standard level was recently found, will be considered for testing.......

                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 13:06 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_20.html

                            On-site inspection of cattle farmers begins

                            Officials in Fukushima Prefecture have launched on-site inspections of all cattle farms in the evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant......
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                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 14:33 +0900 (JST)
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                            Checking internal radiation of people begins

                            An atomic energy research facility in Ibaraki Prefecture has begun screening residents from neighboring Fukushima in northeast Japan for internal radiation....

                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 14:41 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_27.html

                            Over 100 involved in Kyushu Power's e-mail scam

                            Over 100 people are now thought to have been involved in a scam by the operator of the Genkai nuclear power plant to get its reactors turned back on......

                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 15:56 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_25.html

                            Fukushima Prefecture to inspect all cattle farms

                            Fukushima Prefecture has decided to inspect all its cattle farms for radioactivity, after radioactive cesium exceeding the government standard was detected in cattle shipped from a farm in Minami-soma city.....
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                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 19:19 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_32.html

                            TEPCO restarts decontamination system

                            The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has restarted a system to decontaminate highly radioactive water after an 8-hour halt to replace a faulty part......

                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 19:35 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_34.html

                            Moms set up network to protect kids from radiation

                            Japanese mothers have set up a nationwide network to protect their children from food contaminated with radioactive substances......

                            Tuesday, July 12, 2011 20:37 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_35.html
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                            Yomiuri online

                            Difficult choices for evacuation call

                            DATE, Fukushima--More than 60 percent of households designated as "specific sites recommended for evacuation" in Date, Fukushima Prefecture, want to evacuate to other areas of the city, according to a survey conducted by the municipal government.......
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                            20&#37; 'pro-restart' mails fake / Probe shows utility encouraged employees to send comments

                            FUKUOKA--About 50 employees of Kyushu Electric Power Co. and its affiliates were found to have posted comments in favor of restarting its nuclear reactors after receiving instructions to do so from the utility, according to an in-house probe.........

                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110711004993.htm

                            Govt plans safety checks in 2 stages / Idle reactors, then active to be tested

                            The safety of nuclear power plants will be assessed in two stages, according to new standards announced by the government Monday.......

                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110711005571.htm

                            Removal of reactor fuel won't start until 2021

                            Removal of fuel that melted down in reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will start in 2021, and demolition of the reactors will not be completed until decades from now, according to a government draft of a mid- to long-term schedule for a clean-up of the site......

                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110711004878.htm
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                            Asahi com

                            Chinese renewable energy firms have their eye on Japan

                            BEIJING--With Japan looking to hedge its bets on nuclear energy by exploring other renewable energy sources, Chinese companies are eagerly vying for a seat at the table, anteing up its leadership in wind and solar power technology.......

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107110150.html

                            Decades eyed to bring Fukushima crisis to a close

                            It will take several decades to decommission reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, where meltdowns occurred in three reactors, according to a draft plan compiled by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and reactor manufacturers.......

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107110133.html

                            Huge volume of radioactive water a big problem at Fukushima

                            A crucial difference between the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident is the huge volume of highly radioactive water that is accumulating at the Fukushima plant........

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107110132.html

                            Situation clearer, but problems remain after 4 months of nuclear crisis

                            The situation seems to have stabilized somewhat at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after four months of fears and uncertainties--and an early spewing of radioactive materials that spread to 12 prefectures......

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107110131.html

                            REALITY CHECK: It's 1 step forward, 2 steps back at Fukushima plant

                            Four months after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tokyo Electric Power Co. still has a long and winding road to go before bringing the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant under control.......

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107110130.html

                            FOUR MONTHS AFTER: Radiation scare causes Fukushima Prefecture to shrink

                            FUKUSHIMA--Taeko Henmi once took care of five children at a day-care center she ran out of her home, but a 5-year-old boy nicknamed Mo-kun is now the only one.....

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107110128.html

                            Government unveils new safety tests for nuclear plants

                            Japan will introduce a new safety inspection regime for its nuclear power plants that will eventually introduce standards modeled on European rules, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano announced on July 11.......

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107110129.html
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                            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                            Suzuki to move operations to less disaster-prone area of Shizuoka

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Suzuki Motor Corp. said Monday it will relocate a variety of operations to an inland area on high ground in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, to reduce the threat posed by a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.....

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu046000c.html

                            Yonekura raps gov't unified view on stress tests as 'ridiculous'

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An influential business leader blasted as "ridiculous" the unified view announced by the government Monday on additional safety tests on nuclear power plants in Japan........

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu047000c.html

                            Radioactive cesium found in straw fed to cattle in Fukushima

                            FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- High levels of radioactive cesium were detected in straw fed to cattle at a farm in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, local officials said Monday, fueling suspicion it was the source of the radioactive contamination found in the meat of cows shipped from there........

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm001000c.html

                            White paper stresses need to review science and technology policy

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government on Tuesday stressed the need to review its policies on science and technology as well as energy, including nuclear power, in the wake of the March 11 disaster and the ongoing nuclear emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm003000c.html

                            High-level cesium detected at waste disposal facilities in Chiba

                            CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) -- High levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in incinerated ashes at waste disposal facilities in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, in apparent effects from the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the local municipal office said Monday.....

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

                            Governors split on new gov't rules for safety of nuke power plants

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prefectural governors were split over a unified view and new rules announced by the government Monday over additional safety tests on nuclear power plants in Japan.......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm029000c.html

                            Kan to explore possibility of nationalizing nuclear operations

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday he will explore the possibility of nationalizing Japan's nuclear operations in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm030000c.html

                            Meat of 6 cows fed radioactive straw reaches 9 prefectures

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The meat of six cows shipped from a Fukushima Prefecture farm at the heart of growing concerns over beef containing traces of radioactive cesium has been distributed to at least nine prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka, with some of it already eaten, officials of prefectural governments said Tuesday.......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm031000c.html

                            Wife to seek work accident compensation over Fukushima plant worker's death

                            The wife of a man who died from a heart attack while working at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant plans to seek recognition of his death as a workplace accident, it has been learned......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na008000c.html

                            Nuclear crisis minister wants underground barrier built quickly

                            Goshi Hosono, minister in charge of the ongoing nuclear crisis, suggested July 11 that the government should push ahead with the construction of an underground barrier to block the flow of highly contaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant as soon as possible.....

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na005000c.html

                            Residents get together to decontaminate city after discovery of radiation hotspots

                            FUKUSHIMA -- Residents in the Fukushima Prefecture city of Date have banded together to decontaminate the city after the discovery of radiation hotspots that led to 113 households being placed under special evacuation recommendations.......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na019000c.html
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                            Jiji press

                            Japan Govt Acknowledges Flawed Disclosure of N-Crisis Info

                            Tokyo, July 12 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government said in a report Tuesday that it failed to disclose information on the nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture in an appropriate and timely manner at its initial stages....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071200172

                            Cesium-Tainted Beef from Fukushima Already Consumed

                            Tokyo, July 12 (Jiji Press)--Radioactive cesium-tainted beef shipped from a farm near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been consumed in Hokkaido and other prefectures, it was learned Tuesday......

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071200650

                            Over 100 People Tied to Kyushu Electric Possibly Sent Pro-Nuclear E-Mails

                            Fukuoka, July 12 (Jiji Press)--The number of people related to Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> who sent e-mails supporting the restart of two reactors at its Genkai nuclear power station in Saga Prefecture, southwestern Japan, may have topped 100, it was learned Tuesday......

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071200806

                            2-Step N-Plant Safety Review Is Not Impromptu: Kan

                            Tokyo, July 12 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan stressed Tuesday that there is nothing hasty about the government's two-staged safety review of nuclear power plants, announced the previous day.....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071200816

                            Japan Should Be Less Dependent on Nuclear Energy: Kan

                            Tokyo, July 12 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday clarified his stance of seeking to reduce the nation's dependence on nuclear energy in power generation.........

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071200967

                            Fujisawa Finds Cesium above Limit in Fukushima Beef

                            Yokohama, July 12 (Jiji Press)--Radioactive cesium exceeding the legal limit has been detected in the meat of a cow from a Fukushima Prefecture farm, the Kanagawa Prefecture city of Fujisawa said Tuesday.....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071201027
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                                Governors criticize PM's handling of disaster

                                Japan's prefectural governors have accused Prime Minister Naoto Kan of making haphazard responses to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and causing public discontent......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 02:19 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_01.html

                                Operators of 2 reactors to apply for final tests

                                Two Japanese power companies are expected to apply to the country's nuclear regulator for final tests of their reactors. This follows criticism that they have been running the reactors on a trial basis for too long......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 06:02 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_10.html

                                Keidanren: Nuclear power continues to be vital

                                Japan's largest business organization is suggesting that the country should continue to use nuclear power as an essential energy source......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 07:34 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_13.html

                                Kan to propose reduced dependence on nuclear power

                                Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is expected to propose a fundamental review of the country's energy policy and call for reduced dependence on nuclear power......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 09:48 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_19.html

                                New cooling devices set for Fukushima fuel pools

                                The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is to set up two more cooling systems for reactors' spent fuel storage pools.......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:25 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_20.html

                                TEPCO halts reactor cooling to replace hose

                                Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has resumed cooling of the No. 5 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after a brief stop to replace a hose......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 13:02 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_25.html

                                Governors adopt reconstruction proposals

                                Governors of Japan's 47 prefectures have adopted a set of proposals to facilitate the country's reconstruction from the March 11th disaster and nuclear accident......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 13:30 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_27.html

                                US nuke plants urged to boost disaster preparation

                                The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will recommend enhancing disaster preparedness at the country's nuclear power plants in a report on Wednesday......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 15:45 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_29.html

                                Kan promises to tackle soil contamination

                                Prime Minister Naoto Kan has promised that the government will take responsibility for cleaning up radioactive soil from the Fukushima nuclear accident......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 16:18 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_30.html

                                Beef from Fukushima farm sold in 8 prefectures

                                Beef from a cattle farm in Fukushima Prefecture that was found to be contaminated with radioactive material has been sold at 21 stores in 8 prefectures.......
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                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 16:24 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_31.html

                                Cattle farmers told not to give feed left outside

                                Officials in Fukushima Prefecture have urged cattle farmers not to give their animals feed left outside since the March nuclear accident......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 17:52 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_35.html

                                A-bomb survivors seek abandonment of nuclear power

                                Survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are to urge Japan's government to give up its nuclear power generation policy, following the accident in Fukushima.......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 18:14 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_33.html

                                Softbank, governors to promote renewable energy

                                Japanese telecom group Softbank has set up a joint committee with 35 of Japan's 47 prefectures to promote electric power generation using renewable energy......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 18:49 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_34.html

                                Wastewater filters still working below target

                                A system installed to recycle radioactive wastewater at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant continues to work below its target capacity, due to a series of filter problems.......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 19:22 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_36.html

                                Kan seeks shift from nuclear power

                                Prime Minister Naoto Kan says Japan should gradually decrease its dependency on nuclear energy, and aim toward creating a society that can get along without it.....

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 20:14 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_37.html

                                Quake damage to turbine blades found at Tokai

                                Damage to turbine blades, apparently caused by the March 11th earthquake, has been found at a nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan.......

                                Wednesday, July 13, 2011 22:26 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_38.html
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                                Yomiuri online

                                'Consensus view' on reactor safety unclear

                                The government has finally compiled its "unified view" on new safety standards for the safety of nuclear power plants, but details of the new standards are unclear and have been left in the hands of the Nuclear Safety Commission........
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                                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110712005239.htm

                                NSC boss on stress tests: Govt passing safety buck

                                Haruki Madarame, chairman of the Nuclear Safety Commission, says the commission's purview under law applies only to nuclear facilities that are under construction, and "has nothing to do with deciding whether to restart reactors" that have been halted for scheduled safety checks........

                                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110712004535.htm

                                Govt to survey cesium absorption / Study will seek to determine how much cesium cows take in through feed

                                The farm ministry plans to study how much radioactive cesium contained in grass is absorbed by domestically raised beef cattle and milk cows, ministry sources said.....

                                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110712005258.htm

                                Kan touts 'unified view' as convincing

                                Prime Minister Naoto Kan congratulated himself Tuesday, saying that the public would agree to the government's "unified view" announced Monday on new standards for assessing the safety of nuclear power plants......

                                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110712005503.htm

                                Radioactive cesium beef sold, eaten

                                The meat of several cows tainted with radioactive cesium was marketed in Tokyo and eight prefectures, and some of the meat has already been consumed, according to the Tokyo metropolitan government and other organizations.....

                                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110712005342.htm
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                                Asahi com

                                Suzuki Motor to relocate facilities to higher ground

                                In another move to avoid disaster, Suzuki Motor Corp. will relocate major facilities in Iwata and in a lowland area of Hamamatsu, both in Shizuoka Prefecture, to higher ground, the automaker said July 11.......

                                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107120486.html

                                Hot sun in Saudi Arabian desert to test limits of solar power

                                Can solar cells powered by the sun of the Saudi Arabian desert take the place of a nuclear power plant? That's what the University of Tokyo and Sharp Corp. hope to learn with the construction of an experimental solar power system in the Kingdom......

                                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107120484.html

                                Keidanren chief blasts confusion over reactor stress tests

                                The chief of Japan's most influential business organization blasted the Naoto Kan government for creating confusion by calling for stress tests of nuclear power reactors without coordination.......

                                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107120476.html

                                Nuclear safety chief concerned about unchecked plants

                                Haruki Madarame, chairman of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, questioned on July 11 the continued operation of reactors at two Japanese nuclear power plants that have not been subjected to the safety checks normally required before re-entering service.......

                                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107120468.html

                                TEPCO: Little effect from opening Fukushima barriers

                                Tokyo Electric Power Co. will open floating barriers designed to stop radioactive water escaping into the sea near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, but expects little effect on the environment.......

                                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107120467.html

                                Upper floors of Fukushima's No. 2 reactor not badly damaged

                                New photos show that the upper floors of the No. 2 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have emerged relatively unscathed from the disaster, although they are full of radiation.......

                                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107120475.html

                                New nuclear tests the product of political infighting

                                Disagreements between Prime Minister Naoto Kan and industry minister Banri Kaieda forced trade-offs in the new nuclear power safety evaluation regime announced by the government on July 11......

                                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107120465.html

                                Beef contaminated with cesium sold at market

                                Beef from cows from Fukushima Prefecture contaminated with radioactive cesium was sold to restaurants and shoppers in at least five prefectures, according to Tokyo metropolitan government officials.......

                                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107120464.html

                                Survey: 70&#37; of voters want Kan out by end of August

                                Seventy percent of voters want Prime Minister Naoto Kan to resign by the end of August while his Cabinet's approval rating slumped to 15 percent, an Asahi Shimbun survey showed.......

                                http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201107120462.html
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                                Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                                Softbank's Son, governors launch group to push for green energy

                                AKITA (Kyodo) -- Masayoshi Son, president of telecom conglomerate Softbank Corp., and governors from prefectures across Japan launched a council Wednesday aimed at reducing dependence on nuclear power by promoting the use of renewable energy, such as building solar power plants on idle farmland.......

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu044000c.html

                                Japan's nuclear plant capacity utilization rate falls to 36.8% in June

                                TOKYO, July 12, Kyodo
                                The capacity utilization rate of Japan's nuclear power plants plummeted 29.3 percentage points from a year earlier in June to 36.8 percent, falling below 40 percent for the first time since May 1979, a power industry body said in a preliminary report Tuesday......

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu052000c.html

                                Business group urges gov't to promote nuclear power generation

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japan Business Federation, the nation's most influential business group, called on the government to "steadily promote" nuclear power after recovering public confidence and ensuring safety in its energy policy proposals released Tuesday......

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu053000c.html

                                Edano doesn't rule out prospect of nationalizing nuclear operations

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Top government spokesman Yukio Edano on Wednesday did not rule out the possibility of nationalizing Japan's nuclear power operations in the wake of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu054000c.html

                                Hiroshima survivor, famed writer encourages Fukushima children

                                FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- A writer of children's books who survived the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima encouraged children on Tuesday in Fukushima Prefecture living in fear of exposure to radiation from a nearby crippled nuclear power plant......

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm011000c.html

                                Governors to rap state over nuclear crisis in statement

                                AKITA (Kyodo) -- Governors from across Japan decided at a biannual meeting begun Tuesday to send an urgent message to the central government, criticizing its "haphazard responses" to the country's worst ever nuclear accident and urging it to thoroughly investigate the cause.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm017000c.html

                                Gov't to set up body to study reactor decommissioning

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government asked its nuclear policy commission to set up a body to consider medium- to long-term steps for handling the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the current crisis is over, such as how to remove melted fuel and decommission the crippled reactors, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday......

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm019000c.html

                                Fukushima to conduct radiation tests on all beef in evacuation zones before shipping meat

                                FUKUSHIMA -- The prefectural government has decided to kill all beef cows kept at about 260 livestock farms in evacuation zones in the prefecture and conduct radiation tests on them locally before shipping their meat, officials said.......

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na003000c.html

                                373 kg of beef from Fukushima farm may have been consumed

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A total of 373 kilograms of meat from six cows shipped from a farm in Fukushima Prefecture, where cattle have been found to be contaminated with radioactive cesium, may have already been consumed, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Wednesday.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm103000c.html

                                Japan's CO2 emissions tipped to rise by 16 percent from '90 levels if nuke plants halted

                                Japan's carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) are estimated to increase by up to 16 percent from 1990 levels if all nuclear power plants across the country are stopped, according to the Environment Ministry.....

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na021000c.html

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                                Jiji press

                                Softbank, Prefectures Launch Panel to Promote Renewables

                                Akita, July 13 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Corp. <9984> and a number of Japanese prefectural governments held a meeting in this northeastern city on Wednesday to launch a council to promote power generation using renewable energy sources......

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071300406

                                Japanese Utilities Poised to Restart Nuclear Reactors

                                Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)--Hokkaido Electric Power Co. <9509> and Kansai Electric Power Co. <9503> plan to take steps shortly to fully restart their nuclear reactors after maintenance, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday........

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071300494

                                Cesium-Tainted Beef from Fukushima Shipped to 11 Prefs

                                Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)--A farm near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has shipped beef that is seen to contain above-limit levels of radioactive cesium to wholesalers in a total of 11 prefectures across Japan, including Tokyo, Hyogo and Akita, the Tokyo metropolitan government said Wednesday......

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071300524

                                Children Leaving Kindergartens in Fukushima on Radiation Worries

                                Fukushima, July 13 (Jiji Press)--Shortly after lunchtime on a school day, staff at Misono Kindergarten in Fukushima start to measure radiation levels at seven locations, including its playground and classrooms.......

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071300642

                                Steelworks' Recovery Boosts Hopes in Disaster-Hit Japan City

                                Kamaishi, Iwate Pref., July 13 (Jiji Press)--A steady recovery being achieved by a key steelworks in this northeastern Japan city is seen by locals as a symbol of the community's revival from the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami......

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071300820

                                Japan Firefighters to Take Long-Term Health Checks after N-Plant Work

                                Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Wednesday it will investigate the health condition of firefighters who took part in efforts to cool a reactor at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station......

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071300883

                                Municipalities Jump at Softbank's Renewable Energy Plan

                                Akita, July 13 (Jiji Press)--Many Japanese municipalities have jumped at Softbank Corp.'s <9984> renewable energy promotion plan, which looks to them promising with limited risk.....

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071301008

                                Japan Should Aim to Give Up Nuclear Energy: Kan

                                Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)--Japan should give up nuclear power in response to the catastrophe at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 power plant, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Wednesday, proposing a drastic shift in national energy policy.......

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071301048

                                Japan Panel Warned of Risk of Reactor Core Damage 18 Yrs Ago

                                Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)--A working group of the Japanese government's Nuclear Safety Commission warned 18 years ago that there could be a risk of the reactor cores at nuclear power plants in the country being damaged due to long hours of entire power losses, the commission said Wednesday......

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071301065

                                Osaka Detects Cesium above Limit in Meat from Fukushima Cows

                                Osaka, July 13 (Jiji Press)--Radioactive cesium above the legal limit has been detected in the meat of two cows shipped from a farm in the Fukushima Prefecture city of Minamisoma, the Osaka Prefecture government said Wednesday......

                                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011071301078
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