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  • Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 - October 31, 2011

    Please see previous thread here:

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    Hiroshima marks 66th anniversary of atomic bombing

    Saturday marks the 66th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In an annual peace declaration, Hiroshima's mayor will urge the Japanese government to review its energy policy amid the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant......
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    Saturday, August 06, 2011 09:04 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_02.html

    Govt may allow brief home visits to evacuees

    The Japanese government may allow evacuees whose homes are close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to return home temporarily.......

    Saturday, August 06, 2011 09:04 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_06.html

    Hiroshima marks 66th anniversary of atomic bombing

    Hiroshima is marking the 66th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city during the last few days of World War Two. The Hiroshima mayor has called on the central government to change Japan's nuclear-dependant energy policy........

    Saturday, August 06, 2011 12:06 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_11.html

    Kan: No-nuclear generation society a gov't policy

    Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan says he will promote the idea of a society without reliance on nuclear power generation, not as a personal assertion but as a government policy.......

    Saturday, August 06, 2011 15:59 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_19.html

    San Diego hosts 66th a-bombing commemoration event

    The US city of San Diego held a ceremony to mark the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Friday, local time......

    Saturday, August 06, 2011 16:54 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_20.html

    A-bomb survivor in Fukushima remembers Hiroshima

    85-year-old Minoru Oka, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, marked the anniversary of the attack in his native Fukushima Prefecture on Saturday......

    Saturday, August 06, 2011 22:09 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_25.html
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    Yomiuri online

    MHI wary of integration / Management fusion would likely see Hitachi take the lead

    Negotiations between Hitachi, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. on integrating their social infrastructure businesses are plowing through rough waters as Hitachi eyes the management integration of the two companies in the future while MHI seeks only partial integration of its operations...........

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110805005254.htm

    Local govts rap state on N-crisis / Council says government's response caused confusion and loss of trust

    A body made up of local governments hosting nuclear power plants has approved a resolution that fiercely criticizes the central government's handling of the nuclear crisis......

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110805005904.htm

    Chiba Pref. starts radiation tests on rice

    CHIBA--The Chiba prefectural government on Thursday started preliminary inspections of rice for radioactive substances to check whether the plants were affected by the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.....

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110805006347.htm

    Close reactors that fail tests, Kaieda says

    Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Banri Kaieda said Thursday that nuclear reactors that have deteriorated will likely be decommissioned if they fail stress tests to evaluate their safety.......

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110805005866.htm

    Ministry likely to buy all meat of suspect cows

    The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry has decided to purchase the meat of all cows suspected of being fed rice straw contaminated with radioactive cesium, sources said Friday......

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110805005991.htm
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    Asahi com

    Mitsubishi Heavy put off by Hitachi's stance in alliance talks

    A key reason for the failure in alliance talks between Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. was Hitachi's insistence of exercising control over its smaller rival.......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108050328.html

    China, North Korea discuss restarting nuclear talks
    *REUTERS

    BEIJING-- China said on Friday it had discussed restarting long-delayed nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea's top nuclear envoy......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108050280.html

    Fukushima school festival kicks off with spirits high

    AIZUWAKAMATSU--The opening ceremony for the 35th Fukushima Festival of Arts and Sciences was held on Aug. 4 with high hopes for the future despite the crisis at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108050288.html

    City resorts to secret dumping to deal with piles of radioactive dirt

    FUKUSHIMA--Deep in the mountains, a 4-ton dump truck unloads burlap bags that land with a thud in a hole shaped like a swimming pool 25 meters long and more than 2 meters deep....

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108050289.html

    TEPCO may use 'shower spray' on troubled reactor

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. is considering changing the method of injecting water into the No. 3 reactor at its hobbled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as the current system isn't cutting it......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108050290.html

    Kaieda picks bureaucrats from pro-nuclear faction to lead METI

    Banri Kaieda's "reborn" industry ministry is looking quite similar to highly criticized one that was heavily armed to thwart the energy reforms pushed by Prime Minister Naoto Kan.......

    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108050287.html
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    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

    Giant TEPCO solar array set to go on line

    KAWASAKI -- One of two giant solar arrays being built here in a joint Tokyo Electric Power Co.-Kawasaki Municipal Government project is set to go on line......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...na012000c.html

    Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome's panoramic photos shown on Google


    The URL of the website is http://goo.gl/rMjAh
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm006000c.html

    Yahoo Japan releases radiation info on website

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Yahoo Japan Corp. on Friday started showing real-time radiation levels at 11 locations in Japan on a special online map using data gathered by a group of academics in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

    The URL is http://radiation.yahoo.co.jp/
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm007000c.html

    University to create new mental health center in crisis-hit Fukushima

    FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Fukushima Medical University plans to set up a new center for mental health in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, as a first step toward restoring medical services in the area devastated by the March 11 tsunami disaster and subsequent nuclear crisis, university officials involved said Friday......

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

    20% of Fukushima hospitals see payments more than halved in May

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Nearly 20 percent of hospitals in Fukushima Prefecture saw payments for medical services drop by more than half from a year earlier in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters in the region, the Japan Medical Association said Saturday.....

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

    Gov't to import additional 2,000 tons of butter to avert shortage

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan will import an additional 2,000 tons of butter as an emergency measure to avert a shortage and make up for a decline in domestic butter production in the wake of the March earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear crisis in Fukushima Prefecture, the farm ministry said Friday......

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

    No. 1 reactor at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant suspended for checkups

    NIIGATA (Kyodo) -- The No. 1 nuclear reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture was suspended early Saturday for a 60-day scheduled checkup, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said, bringing to 15 the total number in operation among the nation's 54 commercial reactors......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm015000c.html

    Japan likely to decommission aged nuclear reactors after stress tests

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Industry minister Banri Kaieda said Friday that Japan's aged nuclear reactors could be decommissioned if results of the planned stress tests on them indicate aging problems......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm016000c.html

    Reactor utilization rate drops to record low of 33.9% in July

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The operation rate of Japan's 54 commercially run nuclear reactors was as low as 33.9 percent in July, down from 36.8 percent in June, according to a recent report compiled by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum......

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

    Russian envoy pledges not to repeat Hiroshima, Fukushima calamities

    HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The Russian ambassador to Japan, in Hiroshima for a ceremony to remember the annihilation of the city in 1945, pledged Friday to make sure nuclear calamities like the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the Fukushima Daiichi plant accident this past March never happen again.......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm018000c.html

    TEPCO required to compensate tourism industry over nuclear crisis

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A Japanese government panel recommended Friday that Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, be required to pay damages to tourism companies across the country, including tour agencies and operators of hotels and "ryokan" Japanese-style inns, which have been adversely affected by the nuclear crisis due to cancellations by foreign travelers......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm020000c.html

    Japan should conduct computer simulations on nuclear weapons: Ishihara

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara said Friday that Japan should carry out computer simulations on nuclear weapons as such experiments can be conducted within a short period of time........

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm022000c.html

    Kan commits to reducing reliance on nuclear power at Hiroshima memorial

    HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan pledged Saturday in Hiroshima to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons and lowering Japan's reliance on nuclear power following the Fukushima nuclear crisis, which he said has caused concerns about radiation-induced health risks..........

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm025000c.html

    Hiroshima marks 66th anniversary of atomic bombing

    HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing with Mayor Kazumi Matsui and Prime Minister Naoto Kan set to renew their calls for the elimination of nuclear weapons during the city's annual ceremony.......

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm026000c.html

    Gist of Hiroshima Peace Declaration
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm024000c.html
    Hiroshima Peace Declaration
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na006000c.html
    Hiroshima Students' Commitment to Peace
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html
    Full text of U.N. chief's message to mark Hiroshima atomic bomb anniv.
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm019000c.html
    New Yorkers ring bells to mark moment Hiroshima bombed 66 years ago
    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm023000c.html

    Saga Gov. sought local assembly members' help over restart of Genkai nuclear reactors

    Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa urged Kyushu Electric Power Co. to prod prefectural assembly members to back the restart of reactors at the Genkai Nuclear Power Plant, the Mainichi has learned......

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

    A-bomb survivor in Fukushima likens nuclear plants to nuclear bombs

    FUKUSHIMA -- On the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, survivors in Fukushima Prefecture -- home to the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant -- have a unique perspective. One of those survivors is Akira Yamada, 85, the chair of the prefecture's A-bomb survivors' association.....

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na024000c.html

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    Jiji press

    Tohoku Electric Asks TEPCO to Supply Extra Power

    Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Aug. 6 (Jiji Press)--Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506> said Saturday that it has asked Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> to provide additional electricity supplies of up to 500,000 kilowatts to avoid possible blackouts.......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011080600260

    Hiroshima Calls for Review of Japan's Energy Policy

    Hiroshima, Aug. 6 (Jiji Press)--Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui urged the government Saturday to review Japan's energy policy at a ceremony to mark the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the western Japan city.....

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080600247

    Hiroshima Peace Prayers Renewed after Fukushima Crisis

    Hiroshima, Aug. 6 (Jiji Press)--Prayers for peace on the Aug. 6 anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 were renewed this year in the wake of the nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and continuing in Fukushima Prefecture.....

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080600293

    Japan to Mull Home Visits by N-Crisis Evacuees

    Fukushima, Aug. 6 (Jiji Press)--The government will consider allowing people who evacuated their homes within 3 kilometers of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to briefly visit their homes, the minister in charge of the matter said Saturday......

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080600327

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      Ban to visit Japan to meet disaster survivors

      UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will visit Japan later on Sunday to meet disaster survivors and stress the importance of safety at nuclear power stations.....

      Sunday, August 07, 2011 05:15 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_03.html

      Decontamination system stops at Fukushima Daiichi

      The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is facing yet another problem with its wastewater filtering system. The system came to a halt again on Sunday....
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      Sunday, August 07, 2011 12:46 +0900 (JST)
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      Decontamination system restarts

      Fukushima evacuees briefly return home

      Some evacuees in Fukushima Prefecture have briefly returned to their homes to prepare for the Bon holidays in mid-August......

      Sunday, August 07, 2011 22:58 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_19.html

      UN chief arrives in Fukushima

      UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, to meet survivors of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami.....

      Sunday, August 07, 2011 22:59 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_21.html
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      Yomiuri online

      Artist bears witness at A-bomb event

      ...."We have looked forward and encouraged ourselves in the past 66 years, even when faced with hardship. I hope the revival of Hiroshima will support the people suffering in Fukushima Prefecture," he said.

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110806003290.htm

      Govt plans 85.7 billion yen to help beef farmers

      The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry has announced 85.7 billion yen in additional aid to deal with the problem of radioactive cesium being detected in beef in excess of provisional government limits......

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110806003071.htm

      Compensation list needs work

      So who will get how much compensation from the nuclear crisis?.....
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      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110806003097.htm

      Official N-crisis compensation to begin in Oct.

      Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to begin providing official compensation to victims of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant from October, it has been learned.....
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      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110806003091.htm

      Hiroshima marks city's A-bombing

      HIROSHIMA--About 50,000 people attended a memorial ceremony here Saturday to mark the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the first such ceremony since the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant erupted......

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110806003074.htm
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      Asahi com

      Tohoku power supplies strained to the limit

      Electricity supplies in the quake-hit Tohoku region came close to failing on Aug. 5, with demand reaching 97.7 percent of supply capacity at one point in the afternoon....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108060222.html

      Tug of war begins over new nuclear regulatory agency

      While the government wants to establish a new organization to regulate nuclear energy issues, bureaucratic turf fighting is delaying an agreement on what form that new agency should take.....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108060221.html

      Government to buy up all beef suspected to be contaminated

      The farm ministry unveiled new measures on Aug. 5 to help cattle farmers whose livestock were fed straw contaminated with radioactive cesium.....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108060186.html

      Panel considers compensation for voluntary evacuees

      A government panel considering guidelines for compensation payments for those affected by the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant agreed that expanding these payments to those who voluntarily evacuated would be discussed in the future.....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108060213.html

      Archives reveal U.S. considered nuke plant in Hiroshima in '53

      The United States considered building a nuclear power plant in Hiroshima in 1953, but President Dwight D. Eisenhower dismissed the idea, saying it would amount to indicating Washington's "sense of guilt" over the atomic bombing of the city in 1945.....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108060217.html

      66th anniversary of A-bombing

      HIROSHIMA--Hiroshima marked the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with a plea for world peace and an urgent call for Japan to review its energy policies....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108060172.html

      Hiroshima's Peace Declaration "Review energy policies"
      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108060214.html

      HIROSHIMA PEACE SYMPOSIUM: Fukushima disaster should trigger nuclear disarmament

      HIROSHIMA--The crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has driven home the need to accelerate nuclear disarmament, experts told a recent symposium here in the city that felt the power and the horrors of the world's first atomic bombing....

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108060219.html

      HIROSHIMA PEACE SYMPOSIUM: Experts call for nuclear disarmament

      HIROSHIMA--Four experts made their cases for nuclear disarmament at the International Symposium for Peace 2011, held in Hiroshima on July 31......

      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108060220.html
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      Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

      Underground electric cable damaged during survey at Fukushima plant

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that an underground electric cable at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant was erroneously damaged while workers were conducting a boring survey as part of efforts to prevent leakage of radiation-contaminated water into the sea.....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm012000c.html

      Gov't eyes halving area of high annual radiation exposure in 2 yrs

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government is considering setting a decontamination target of halving by March 2013 the area in which residents may be exposed to over 20 millisieverts of radiation a year as a result of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, informed sources said.....

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm016000c.html

      U.N. chief Ban arrives in Japan to meet disaster victims, officials

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Japan Sunday for a three-day stay during which he is scheduled to visit Fukushima Prefecture to meet face to face with survivors of the March 11 disaster and evacuees from the nuclear emergency at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.......

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm079000c.html
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        TEPCO starts evaporating saltwater

        The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has began evaporating contaminated saltwater, as a way to reduce accumulated radioactive seawater at the plant......

        Monday, August 08, 2011 06:09 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_04.html

        Ban to ask Japan to serve as cochair of UN meeting

        UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is expected to ask Japan to serve as a co-chair of a subcommittee meeting of a summit-level conference on nuclear issues that is planned to be held in New York in September.....

        Monday, August 08, 2011 06:09 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_06.html

        China starts operating nuclear power plant

        China has begun operating a new nuclear power plant in the southern province of Guangdong, showing that the nation's policy of promoting nuclear power generation remains unchanged......

        Monday, August 08, 2011 06:09 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_07.html

        Ban meets evacuees in Fukushima

        UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has met evacuees of the March 11th disaster and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. He told them that the world body will make efforts to improve the safety of nuclear power......

        Monday, August 08, 2011 12:24 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_24.html

        Ban wants Kan to attend UN nuclear meeting

        UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says he wants Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan to attend an international meeting on nuclear power next month.......

        Monday, August 08, 2011 15:21 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_30.html

        Ban visits tsunami-ravaged Fukushima coast

        UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has visited a coastal city in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, to pay homage to victims of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami....

        Monday, August 08, 2011 23:53 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_32.html

        Kan: Japan to play significant role at UN meeting

        Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said his government will contribute fully to a UN meeting on nuclear power next month.....

        Monday, August 08, 2011 23:47 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_40.html
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        Yomiuri online

        TEPCO's problems affect Tokyo plan to bury utility lines

        Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s financial problems have cast a shadow over the ongoing project to bury power lines beneath Tokyo's highways and other roads.....
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        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110807002669.htm

        Kan uses peace ceremony to voice private view / Prime minister ignored advice against linking nuclear power plants with 1945 atomic bombing

        Prime Minister Naoto Kan's calls Saturday for the nation to break away from nuclear power can be considered unusual, as he reiterated his private energy policy at a ceremony held in memory of victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima......

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110807002620.htm

        Minami-Soma to clean hot spots in city

        MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima--The government of Minami-Soma has revealed a plan to decontaminate all radiation-polluted areas of the city in cooperation with a University of Tokyo laboratory, with the exception of places inside the no-entry zone.....
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        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110807002708.htm
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        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

        No quotation set for Tokyo rice futures on huge buy orders

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- No quotation was given for rice futures contracts on the Tokyo Grain Exchange on Monday when Japan restarted rice futures trading for the first time in 72 years, as the bourse was forced to halt trading amid massive buy orders triggered by fears of tighter supply......

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu092000c.html

        Softbank president Son says 'megasolar' energy project is 'social contribution'

        Masayoshi Son, president of telecommunications giant Softbank Corp., has vowed to press ahead with his "megasolar" business with 35 prefectural governments, but will not receive dividends from profits as he views the ambitious project as a "social contribution.".....

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...na023000c.html

        Ban says Kan eager to attend Sept. 22 U.N. nuclear safety meeting

        NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said Saturday that Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is eager to attend the United Nations' high-level meeting on nuclear safety and security on Sept. 22, indicating the premier's ambition to stay in office longer than he has indicated......

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

        Japan to refrain from claiming safety of Japanese foods

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto has instructed his ministry to refrain from claiming the safety of Japanese foods, changing its stance after radiation-contamination beef was found to have been sold to consumers in Japan, sources close to the matter said Sunday.......

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

        U.N. secretary-general: Verified nuclear disarmament should be pursued today

        The following is a message from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, delivered on Aug. 6, 2011 by Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, U.N. high representative for disarmament affairs, on the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima........

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na001000c.html

        Nagasaki mayor: We must do away with myths and face reality

        Since the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant began, I have wondered constantly, "What mistakes did we make, where did we make them, and why?" I have thought not just about factors directly related to the nuclear plant, such as its location or safety, but also about possible causes in our society or ways of thinking. One of them is the problem of myths......

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na004000c.html

        U.N. chief Ban encourages crisis-hit evacuees in Fukushima

        FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon visited Fukushima Prefecture on Monday to express solidarity for Japan, encouraging evacuees who remain displaced from their homes almost five months since the March 11 earthquake and subsequent nuclear crisis......

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm022000c.html

        Water treatment system at Fukushima plant stops for 7.5 hours, cause unknown

        Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said a radioactive water treatment system at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant stopped operating for 7.5 hours shortly after 8 a.m. on Aug. 7, prompting the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) to instruct the utility to come up with preventative measures.......

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na017000c.html cause inconnue? cause areva

        Sunflower radiation absorption project blossoms around Japan

        A project using sunflowers to absorb widespread radiation from Fukushima Prefecture's crisis-hit nuclear plant has taken off in Japan and organizers hope that it will spur interaction between people in the prefecture and other areas.......

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na021000c.html
        Related links
        Project webpage (Japanese)
        http://www.sunflower-fukushima.com
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        Jiji press

        TEPCO to Release April-June Earnings Tues.

        Tokyo, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Monday President Toshio Nishizawa will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday (6 a.m. GMT) to release its April-June earnings report......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011080800549

        Ito-Yokado to Have All Beef Checked for Cesium

        Tokyo, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese retailer Ito-Yokado Co. said Monday it will have all the beef it sells checked for possible contamination with radioactive cesium.......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011080800636

        U.N. Chief Cheers Up Fukushima Disaster Victims

        Fukushima, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon visited Fukushima Prefecture on Monday to meet with people battered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as well as the subsequent nuclear crisis.....

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080800341

        Tohoku Electric Asks TEPCO to Provide More Electricity

        Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506> said Monday it has asked Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> to supply more power to avert blackouts in the Tohoku region.....

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080800524

        Voluntary Radiation Checks on Rice Spreading in Western Japan

        Kobe, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--Hyogo Prefecture said Monday it will start voluntary radiation checks on rice, joining some other western Japan prefectures that have unveiled similar plans......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080800585

        Power Demand Highest since March 11 in Many Parts of Japan

        Tokyo, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--Power demand on Monday rose to the highest levels since March 11 in the service areas of Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> and Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506> in eastern and northeastern Japan.......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080800797

        Nuclear Waste Should Be Treated Where Produced: Kan

        Tokyo, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan has no plans to accept or treat the radioactive waste of any country to which it has exported nuclear equipment, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday........

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080800856

        Japan Nuclear Panel to Disclose All Documents

        Tokyo, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan said Monday it will disclose all documents on its meetings before December 1996 in the wake of the nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Co.' <9501> Fukushima No. 1 power plant......

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080800877

        Japan to Fully Support U.N. Nuclear Safety Summit: Kan

        Tokyo, Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan will offer its full cooperation to a U.N. summit on nuclear safety scheduled for Sept. 22, Prime Minister Naoto Kan told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on Monday.....

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080800892

        Tohoku Electric to Receive Max Power Supply from TEPCO

        Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Aug. 8 (Jiji Press)--Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506> will receive 1.4 million kilowatts from Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Tuesday to avert blackouts in its service area in northeastern Japan, company officials said Monday.....

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080900008
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        Sankei news

        "Mukaebi"
        welcoming fire for returning spirits at Rikuzentakata city, Iwate pref
        the pine
        the pine of Rikuzentakata city was for "Okuribi" ceremonial bonfire in Kyoto city
        the pine of Rikuzentakata is NO contamination

        but ceremonial bonfire society refused to use the pine by reason of radiation
        Last edited by makoto; August 9, 2011, 08:11 AM. Reason: many japanese complain that Kyoto is a super exclusive society

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        • #5
          Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

          20110809182342.jpg
          富岡は負けん Tomioka(town) is unbeatable
          Don't give up!

          Nagasaki marks 66th anniversary of atomic bombing

          Tuesday marks the 66th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki.....
          09_06_v_s.jpg
          Tuesday, August 09, 2011 03:53 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_06.html

          Nagasaki atomic bombing remembered

          Nagasaki's mayor used the 66th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city to make an unprecedented appeal for a shift away from nuclear power.....

          Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:32 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_19.html
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          Yomiuri online

          Govt opinions divided over N-plants

          NIIGATA--Opinions have been divided over the restart of operations of reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, among local governments that host the plant in Niigata Prefecture......

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110808005477.htm

          Kashiwazaki-Kariwa reactors key to TEPCO

          The seven nuclear reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Kashiwazaki and Kariwamura, Niigata Prefecture, are a crucial part of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s power generating capacity.....
          DY20110809105537989L0.jpg
          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110808005155.htm

          Dosimeter figures questioned / People's fears raised, calmed depending on radiation readings

          Radiation dosimeters have become increasingly sought-after items, even outside Fukushima Prefecture, amid the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, but the accuracy of the devices has been called into question.......

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110808004730.htm

          City starts decontamination work

          MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima--The Minami-Soma municipal government began decontamination work by removing radioactive substances throughout the city Monday, except for places inside the no-entry zone......
          20110808-515930-1-L.jpg
          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110808005179.htm
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          Asahi com

          Company sees future in offshore wind power generation

          A small company is trying to play a major role in developing windmills off the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture as interest grows in Japan for increasing the use of natural energy sources......

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108080293.html

          Pyongyang: No uranium enrichment plant other than Yongbyon

          SEOUL--North Korea, despite U.S. assertions to the contrary, maintains it is not operating any uranium enrichment facilities other than the one it acknowledges in Yongbyon, sources said......

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108080274.html

          Kan to attend U.N. meet on nuclear safety in September

          Prime Minister Naoto Kan intends to address a top-level meeting at the United Nations in September on the safety of nuclear power plants, according to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.....

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108080275.html

          Report suggests second meltdown at reactor at Fukushima plant

          A second meltdown likely occurred in the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a scenario that could hinder the current strategy to end the crisis, a scientist said.......

          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108080276.html
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          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

          TEPCO logs 572 bil. yen net loss in April-June on nuclear crisis

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Tuesday reported a group net loss of 571.76 billion yen for the April to June period after booking massive costs to deal with the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and increases in fuel expenses for power generation.....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu063000c.html

          Kan, U.N. chief Ban agree on enhancement of nuclear safety

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan agreed with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Monday to strengthen the safety of nuclear energy at the international level by disseminating the lessons to be learned from the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan.....

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

          No Fukushima workers listed by subcontractors overexposed to radiation

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- None of about 70 workers listed by subcontractors involved in work to bring the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant under control have been exposed to radiation above the government-set maximum allowable limit of 250 millisieverts, according to a document recently obtained by Kyodo News......

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

          Evacuation advisory for outside 20-km zone of nuke plant to be lifted

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- TOKYO (Kyodo) -- he government plans to lift an evacuation advisory in the event of emergencies for residents outside the 20-kilometer exclusion zone around the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, government sources said Tuesday......

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

          Kan calls for study on scrapping Monju fast-breeder reactor

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Monday called for a study to look into the possibility of decommissioning the trouble-prone Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor as part of the government's review of energy policy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.....

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

          Study says nuclear fuel at Fukushima reactor possibly melted twice

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Fuel inside one of the reactors at the crippled nuclear complex in Fukushima Prefecture, which was believed to have been kept cool at the bottom of the pressure vessel after its core suffered a meltdown, has possibly breached the vessel after melting again at the bottom of the vessel, an expert's study showed Monday.....

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

          Nagasaki urges policy shift from nuclear power in ceremony

          NAGASAKI (Kyodo) -- Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue urged the Japanese government Tuesday to shift its energy policy away from nuclear power due to "the fear of radiation" on the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city......

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

          Full text of Kan's speech at Nagasaki A-bomb ceremony
          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm103000c.html
          Nagasaki gives tepid reaction to U.S. envoy's attendance at ceremony
          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm107000c.html
          High school students form human chain to seek abolition of nuclear weapons
          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na009000c.html

          Excessive radioactive cesium found in Fukushima fish: Greenpeace

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Fish caught at a port about 55 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contained radioactive cesium at levels exceeding an allowable limit, the environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday......

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

          14,000 Fukushima children change schools in wake of quake, nuclear crisis

          Some 14,000 children who attended public elementary and junior high schools in Fukushima Prefecture before the Great East Japan earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear crisis have since changed schools or will change schools during the summer holiday, it has been learned....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na004000c.html

          Kyoto rejection of tsunami-hit city's firewood for bonfire ceremony sparks outrage

          Organizers of a traditional summer bonfire event in Kyoto are under fire for deciding not to use firewood from a tsunami-hit Iwate Prefecture city after local residents expressed concern about radioactive contamination.....

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

          Parents facing tough decision to move children out of Fukushima amid radiation fears

          Parents of children in Fukushima Prefecture, where the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant continues, are using the school summer holidays as a chance to move their children to other schools amid radiation fears.......

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

          Kono renews call for end to nuclear power, eyes another run for LDP president

          Taro Kono, an outspoken opponent of nuclear power in the business-oriented Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), said Aug. 9 that Japan should shift to renewable energy by 2050 by reducing energy consumption and filling any power shortage with natural gas.....

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na015000c.html

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          Jiji press

          (Update) Tohoku Electric to Receive Max Power Supply from TEPCO

          Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506> will receive 1.4 million kilowatts from Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Tuesday to avert blackouts in its service area in northeastern Japan.....

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080900090

          TEPCO Incurs April-June Net Loss of 571 B. Yen

          Tokyo, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday it incurred a consolidated net loss of 571,759 million yen for April-June, against the year-before loss of 5,445 million yen.....

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011080900553

          (Update) TEPCO Sees 397.7-B.-Yen Nuclear Compensation

          Tokyo, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Tuesday it now estimates 397.7 billion yen in compensation for damage caused by the crisis at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.....

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011080900990

          Tohoku Electric Secures More Power from TEPCO

          Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506> said Tuesday it has acquired an additional power supply quota from Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501>, easing concerns over possible power shortages and blackouts as the summer heat peaks....

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011080900996

          Nagasaki Mayor Seeks to Put Nuclear Power Behind

          Nagasaki, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue stressed Tuesday the need to put nuclear power generation behind to make the world a safer place.....

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080900382

          Hokkaido Electric Applies for Completion of N-Reactor Checks

          Sapporo, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Hokkaido Electric Power Co. <9509> applied Tuesday for Japanese regulatory approval of the completion of routine maintenance checks at one of its nuclear reactors......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080900610

          Japan's Kan Eyes Participation in U.N. Nuclear Safety Summit

          Nagasaki, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday he is considering participating in a U.N. summit on nuclear safety to be held on Sept. 22 in New York.......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080900743

          Hibakusha Supporters Urge Kan to Abandon Nuclear Power

          Nagasaki, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Representatives of five support groups for hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors, in Nagasaki asked Prime Minister Kan on Tuesday to clearly state that Japan will abandon nuclear energy following the crisis at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080900830

          Evacuation Preparation Directive to Be Lifted in Fukushima

          Tokyo, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese government task force decided Tuesday to remove the designation of evacuation preparation areas in Fukushima Prefecture in early September at the earliest, partly due to the reduced risk of hydrogen blasts at the stricken nuclear plant....

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080901010

          Oppositions Call for Parliament Panel to Investigate N-Crisis

          Tokyo, Aug. 9 (Jiji Press)--Three Japanese opposition parties jointly submitted a bill to the House of Representatives Tuesday to set up an experts panel to investigate the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant......

          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011080901013
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          Sankei news

          bags of sludge containing radioactive materials at water treatment plant
          Kunimi town & Date city, Fukushima pref
          40 ton/1 day, soon fill up

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          • #6
            Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

            birds


            unit 1 & 2


            reactor cover

            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/11031.../110810_14.jpg

            Fukushima students visit Nagasaki

            Junior high school students affected by the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant have visited Nagasaki City as it marked the 66th anniversary of its atomic bombing by the United States on Tuesday.......

            Wednesday, August 10, 2011 01:14 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_35.html

            Symposium urges phase-out of nuclear energy

            A symposium on ending the use of nuclear energy in Japan was held in Tokyo on Tuesday evening....

            Wednesday, August 10, 2011 06:14 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_06.html

            Kan likely to resign this month

            .....The government is to revise its energy policy to reduce dependence on nuclear power, and is working to separate the nuclear safety agency from the economy ministry to improve the agency's functions as a watchdog.....

            Wednesday, August 10, 2011 06:20 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_05.html

            Panel: Kyushu Electric destroyed evidence

            A panel investigating attempts by Kyushu Electric Power Company to manipulate public opinion via an e-mail scam says that the utility has destroyed evidence related to the probe.......
            10_22_v_s.jpg
            Wednesday, August 10, 2011 16:57 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_22.html
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            Yomiuri online

            Final test at Hokkaido N-power reactor sought

            Hokkaido Electric Power Co. has asked the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency to conduct a final test on the No. 3 reactor at its Tomari nuclear power plant in order to facilitate the reactor's return to full operation......

            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110809005329.htm

            Nagasaki marks A-bombing

            NAGASAKI--Nagasaki on Tuesday observed the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city, with representatives from a record 44 countries attending, including the United States for the first time......

            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110809005443.htm
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            Asahi com

            Mass held to mourn Nagasaki's A-bomb victims
            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108090276.html

            Fukushima high school cultural festival a success

            The 35th All Japan High School Cultural Festival completed its five-day schedule of events on Aug. 7 in Fukushima Prefecture, attracting 12,600 students from across the country.......

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108090273.html

            Tohoku Electric in desperate need of power supply support

            Tohoku Electric Power Co. has almost reached its limit to provide electricity and is desperately trying to secure power supply support from other utilities, sources said.....

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108090271.html

            Nagasaki mayor calls for denuclearization

            NAGASAKI--The mayor of Nagasaki called for Japan to move away from nuclear power generation at a ceremony on Aug. 9 to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.....

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108090265.html

            Firewood from trees felled by tsunami used for Obon festival

            RIKUZEN-TAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--A ceremonial fire was lit Aug. 8, as part of the Obon festival in this northern Japanese city, one of the hardest hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake......

            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108090267.html
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            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

            Kansai Electric to restart 5 thermal power units next summer

            OSAKA (Kyodo) -- Kansai Electric Power Co. has decided to reactivate five idled thermal power generation units in western Japan by summer next year in the event that all of its 11 nuclear reactors cease operations around February, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu038000c.html

            Russia group ready to help Fukushima crisis-affected children

            NAGASAKI (kyodo) -- A Russian nongovernmental organization supporting children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident is offering to help secure a safer environment for youths in Japan in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear crisis......

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

            Nagasaki Univ., IAEA to cooperate in radiation medicine research

            NAGASAKI (Kyodo) -- Nagasaki University and the International Atomic Energy Agency agreed Tuesday to cooperate in research and education on medicine for radiation-caused diseases.......

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

            Governor denies having urged Kyushu Electric to launch campaign

            SAGA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa on Tuesday denied allegations that he prompted Kyushu Electric Power Co. to launch a campaign in support of restarting reactors at the company's Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture on a government-sponsored television program......

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

            Panel meets to probe gov't role in manipulation of nuclear symposiums

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A third-party panel consisting of legal experts gathered Tuesday for its first meeting to look into allegations that the government's nuclear regulatory agency was involved in past attempts by utilities to manipulate public opinion on nuclear power at state-sponsored symposiums......

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

            TEPCO to begin building cover over Fukushima reactor Wed.

            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Tuesday it will begin in earnest on Wednesday work to install a giant covering over the plant's No. 1 reactor, with plans to complete it by the end of next month.......

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

            No radioactive substance detected in rice in Chiba

            CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) -- The Chiba prefectural government said Tuesday that no radioactive substance has been detected in sampling tests on rice before harvesting in Tako, northeastern Chiba.......

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

            Support project helps Fukushima ice cream shop operate in Tokyo hotel

            An ice cream shop from Fukushima Prefecture is being allowed to temporarily operate in a Tokyo hotel under a project to support areas struck by the March 11 disasters.....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

            Cattle farm files for bankruptcy, blames nuclear crisis

            UTSUNOMIYA (Kyodo) -- Agura Bokujo, a cattle farm business operating nationwide, has filed for bankruptcy protection with a court, blaming the crisis at a nuclear power plant that it says prompted a rise in cancelled contracts after detection of radioactive contamination of beef, an executive of the company said Wednesday....

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm086000c.html
            ....The company was in financial difficulties before 3/11

            Kyushu Electric Power destroyed documents on pluthermal plant proposal, panel claims

            FUKUOKA -- The deputy chief of Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s nuclear power generation headquarters ordered documents on a pluthermal nuclear power project destroyed in connection with a campaign to realize the restart of reactors at the Genkai Nuclear Power Plant in Saga Prefecture, an investigative panel has found......

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

            Kyoto festival bows to pressure, will use tsunami-hit city's firewood for bonfire ceremony

            KYOTO -- The federation of local bonfire festival organizers will use firewood newly obtained from a tsunami-hit area during the Aug. 16 event after one of its member groups came under fire for refusing to burn woodblocks from the area for fear of radiation contamination......

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

            Cattle Producer Agura Bokujo Goes Bust

            Tokyo, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--Japanese cattle producer Agura Bokujo K.K. has filed for court protection from creditors under the civil rehabilitation law, a private credit research firm said Wednesday.......

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011081000402

            Fukushima Plant Completes Water Circulation Cooling System

            Fukushima, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> Wednesday started operating a water circulation cooling system for the spent fuel pool at the No. 1 reactor of its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant......

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081000411

            Continuous Power Supply Protected Fukushima No. 2 N-Plant

            Tokyo, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--Continuous power supply enabled the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant to be kept cool after the March 11 disaster, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Wednesday......

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081000581

            Hosono Takes Charge of Nuke Accident Compensation

            Tokyo, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--Japanese government on Wednesday named nuclear accident minister Goshi Hosono to take charge of compensation for damage caused by the nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No.1 power plant......

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081000620

            Sales of 2010 Rice Keep Rising amid Radiation Scare

            Tokyo, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--Sales of rice harvested in 2010 are increasing in Japan even in August, just before newly produced rice becomes available, amid concerns about radioactive contamination......

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081000845

            Power Demand Hits Summer Peak in Central, Eastern Japan

            Tokyo, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--Power demand hit a peak for this summer in central and eastern Japan on Wednesday, due apparently to a surge in air conditioner use during a heat wave......

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081000908

            "Hula Girl" Resort Facility in Fukushima to Reopen in Oct.

            Iwaki, Fukushima Pref., Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--Joban Kosan Co. <9675> said Wednesday that it will reopen in October part of its Spa Resort Hawaiians, a disaster-hit resort facility in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.....

            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081001000
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            Sankei news

            sunflower project at Iitate village, Fukushima

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            • #7
              Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

              bird


              07:06

              Filtering system not working well at TEPCO plant

              The decontamination of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is failing to reach its target, putting the timetable for bringing its reactors under control in doubt......

              Thursday, August 11, 2011 03:18 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_05.html

              Nuclear commission erases children's exposure data

              Japan's nuclear watchdog has been found to have erased from its website, data on the results of thyroid checkups for children in Fukushima Prefecture......
              11_14_v_s.jpg
              Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:24 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_14.html

              US military keeping radioactive waste in Futenma

              The Okinawa prefectural government has asked the Foreign Ministry to provide information on radioactive waste held at a US base in the prefecture.......

              Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:57 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_17.html
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              Yomiuri online

              TEPCO teetering on financial edge

              The harsh business environment facing Tokyo Electric Power Co. has been brought to the fore after the utility posted a record quarterly group net loss, logging a 571.7 billion yen deficit for the April-June period due to the crisis at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant......
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              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110810005340.htm

              'Love poem for Fukushima' to help assuage radiation fears

              FUKUSHIMA--The Fukushima municipal government is using a poem to help soothe fears of potential contamination of local produce due to the crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant......

              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110810005079.htm

              Govt inspection abilities stretched to limit

              Local governments have been stretched to the limit of their capabilities to check food for radiation just before harvesting the first rice crop since the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.....
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              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110810004796.htm

              No. 2 N-plant was prepared for venting

              Preparations for opening the vents of nuclear reactors to prevent hydrogen explosions were made at the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant shortly after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami damaged the plant's cooling systems, according to data released Wednesday by Tokyo Electric Power Co.....

              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110810005385.htm
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              Asahi com

              Japan rice worries a blow to collective psyche
              *REUTERS

              News that local governments around Japan will test rice for radioactive cesium came as a blow that rocked the nation's collective psyche, threatening to make its beloved traditional staple the latest in a long list of forbidden foods......

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108100300.html

              Cattle breeder files for bankruptcy protection after nuclear crisis

              Hit hard by the nuclear crisis, a large-scale operator of "wagyu" cattle farms has filed for bankruptcy protection, a development that could further hurt Japan's beef industry and deprive investors of billions of yen......

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108100295.html an enterprise fraught with risk

              Lack of foreign tourists leaves Tokyo's ryokans in a bind

              After decades of offering popular low-cost options for foreign tourists wanting to stay in traditional Japanese style accommodations, ryokan inns in Tokyo are now struggling to keep their sliding doors open.....

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108100290.html

              Aeon to conduct rice radiation checks

              Supermarket chain Aeon Co. will conduct its own radiation checks on rice, although the central government will require municipal governments to examine rice to be harvested in 2011......

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108100293.html

              TEPCO posts 571 billion yen net loss in quarter

              Tokyo Electric Power Co. posted a net loss of 571.7 billion yen ($7.39 billion) for the April-June quarter, largely due to about 400 billion yen earmarked to compensate victims of the Fukushima nuclear crisis......

              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108100291.html
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              Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

              Power demand hits record summer high for 3rd day in 2 regions

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Electricity demand reached a new high for this summer on Wednesday in the service areas of Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co., both setting a record for the third consecutive day as air conditioner use increased amid a heat wave across Japan....

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

              Japan's farm group to urge gov't to buy disaster-damaged farmlands

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives will urge the government to buy and improve farmlands damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, the union's incoming chairman said in a recent interview with Kyodo News.....

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

              Gov't mulls lowering nuclear workers' radiation exposure limit

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The labor ministry is considering lowering the exceptionally raised limit for radiation exposure by workers dealing with the Fukushima nuclear crisis as the degree of their exposure is on a declining trend, a ministry official said Wednesday......

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

              Outgoing nuclear agency chief admits to 'inadequate' regulation

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Outgoing nuclear safety agency chief Nobuaki Terasaka said Wednesday the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant showed Japan's nuclear regulation was inadequate, but insisted he did his best to deal with the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years......

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

              Fukushima to create nuclear-free society through reconstruction

              FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday adopted a policy to make the creation of a nuclear-free society the centerpiece of its 10-year project to rebuild in the wake of the disaster at a local nuclear power plant crippled by the March earthquake and tsunami......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm024000c.html

              Nuclear accident minister: Key to resolving plant crisis is workers' health, safety

              The minister in charge of responding to nuclear accidents, Goshi Hosono, told the Mainichi in an interview that the key to resolving the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is maintaining the health and safe working conditions of workers at the plant.......

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

              Water treatment system enjoys record-high 77 percent operating rate

              The operating rate of a radioactive water treatment system at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant stood at a record 77.4 percent between Aug. 3 and 9 after the system became operational on June 28, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced Aug. 10......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

              Outgoing nuclear agency chief was aware of possible meltdown at Fukushima plant

              Nobuaki Terasaka, outgoing director general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), said Aug. 10 that he was aware of the possibility of a meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant due to the detection of cesium on March 12, a day after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.....

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

              NISA under fire over hiring of former TEPCO subsidiary worker as nuclear inspector

              The government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) said it hired a former employee of a Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) subsidiary in April as a nuclear inspector and assigned him to the utility's Fukushima No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant the following month......

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

              Bureaucratic walls keep disabled nuke crisis refugee out of temporary home with ramp

              AIZUWAKAMATSU, Fukushima -- Five months after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami devastated communities across the country's northeast, more than 87,000 people forced from their homes by the disaster and the ensuing Fukushima nuclear crisis remain refugees.....

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

              Commercial operation of Tomari nuclear reactor to be delayed

              SAPPORO (Kyodo) -- The industry ministry on Thursday barely avoided a clash with a local government over commercial operation of a reactor at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido, as the ministry decided to wait for Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi to render a judgment on the issue......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm053000c.html

              Japan to set up new nuclear safety agency under Environment Ministry

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government plans to set up a new agency in charge of nuclear safety under the Environment Ministry rather than the Cabinet Office in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a Cabinet member said Thursday......

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm060000c.html
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              Jiji press

              Fukushima Pref. Vows to Pursue Nuclear-Free Society

              Fukushima, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--The Fukushima prefectural government Thursday adopted a reconstruction vision pledging to pursue a society that is not dependant on nuclear power......

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100407

              Japan to Delay Restart of Hokkaido N-Reactor

              Sapporo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--The restart of commercial operations at a nuclear reactor in Hokkaido, northern Japan, is expected to be delayed for a few days from the expected date of Thursday, informed sources said.....

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100417

              Japan's Kan Wants His Successor to Consider Decommissioning Monju N-Reactor

              Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan expressed hopes Thursday that his successor will consider decommissioning the Monju fast-breeder nuclear reactor.......

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100466

              3 More U.S. Bases in Japan Store Radioactive Waste

              Naha, Okinawa Pref. Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--The U.S. military is storing waste tainted with low-level radioactive materials leaked from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant at three more bases in Japan, it was learned Thursday......

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100580

              No Radioactive Material Found in Tottori Nashi Pears

              Tottori, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--The Tottori prefectural government said Thursday that no radioactive material has been found in sampling tests on "nashi" pears grown in the western Japan prefecture for export to Taiwan and Hong Kong.......

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100592

              Japan to Put New Nuclear Agency under Environment Ministry

              Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government has decided to put its envisioned nuclear safety agency under the control of the Environment Ministry, informed sources said Thursday.......

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100603

              Japan Nuclear Panel OKs Full Restart of N-Reactor in Hokkaido

              Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--The government's Nuclear Safety Commission on Thursday approved the full restart of the operations of a reactor at Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s <9509> Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido, norther Japan........

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100690

              Rice from 3 Chiba Pref. Cities Free from Radiation

              Chiba, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--The Chiba prefectural government said Thursday no radioactive material has been detected in tests on rice harvested in three cities in the eastern Japan prefecture........

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100758

              (Update) Japan to Form New Nuclear Agency under Environment Ministry

              Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government is poised to set up its planned new agency in charge of nuclear plant safety under the Environment Ministry, informed sources said Thursday........

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100825

              TEPCO to Secure 4,250 More Radiation Experts

              Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Thursday it will secure 4,250 more experts on radiation management and measurement by the end of the year by training existing employees and new recruits......

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081100839

              Above-Limit Cesium Detected in Compost in Shimane Pref.

              Matsue, Shimane Pref., Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--Shimane Prefecture said Thursday that up to 1,082 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, above the legal limit, have been detected in compost using cow manure in the western Japan prefecture.....

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081101006

              Japan Parties Agree on Revisions to Renewable Energy Bill

              Tokyo, Aug. 11 (Jiji Press)--Japan's ruling and key opposition parties agreed on revisions to a government-proposed renewable energy promotion bill on Thursday, paving the way for Prime Minister Naoto Kan to step down soon....

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200014

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              • #8
                Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

                03:22 JST 12 Aug 2011 37.0N 141.2E 50 km M6.0 Fukushima-ken Oki

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                jma http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/201108...84-120322.html

                M6.0 quake jolts Fukushima, no tsunami warning issued

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 jolted Fukushima Prefecture early Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued......

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

                Strong Quake Jolts Eastern Japan

                Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--A strong earthquake jolted a wide area of eastern Japan early Friday morning.....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200113

                (Update) Strong Quake Jolts Eastern Japan

                Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--A strong earthquake jolted a wide area of eastern Japan early Friday morning, leaving two people slightly injured in Fukushima Prefecture.....

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200307

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                • #9
                  Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

                  bird


                  07:32

                  radiation measurement experts training
                  8/6
                  8/8
                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/11031...s/110811_4.jpg
                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/11031...s/110811_5.jpg

                  Japan to provide nuke plants for Vietnam

                  Japan and Vietnam have agreed that Japan will continue with a plan to support Vietnam by building 2 nuclear reactors in the country......

                  Friday, August 12, 2011 02:06 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_30.html

                  Decontamination not successful at nuke plant

                  5 months after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crisis started, workers are still struggling to decontaminate large amounts of highly radioactive water......
                  11_31_v_s.jpg
                  Friday, August 12, 2011 02:06 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_31.html

                  Children from Fukushima visiting Australia

                  A group of children from Fukushima is spending their summer break in Australia, on a homestay program designed to give them time away from the fears of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant.....
                  11_32_v_s.jpg
                  Friday, August 12, 2011 02:06 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_32.html

                  Tomari No.3 nuclear reactor restart not decided

                  Japan's industry ministry has deferred a final decision on restarting a nuclear reactor in Hokkaido following local government criticism.......

                  Friday, August 12, 2011 02:06 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_33.html

                  Natural energy bill discussed

                  The governing Democratic Party of Japan has agreed to accept opposition-proposed changes to a bill to promote renewable energy, including reducing the burden on large-lot electricity users........

                  Friday, August 12, 2011 02:41 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_03.html

                  Japan to help create standards for solar cells

                  Japanese research institutes and businesses will set up a facility in western Japan to create international standards on the efficiency of solar cells........

                  Friday, August 12, 2011 08:08 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_04.html

                  Japan, China discuss 6-party talks

                  Japan and China have agreed to work closely together after the recent talks between North Korea and the United States aiming to resume the stalled six-party talks on the North's nuclear program.......

                  Friday, August 12, 2011 08:08 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_05.html

                  Radiation measurement experts trained

                  The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant plans to train about 4,000 workers as experts on the safety of irradiated areas.......
                  12_06_v_s.jpg
                  原子力 明るい未来のエネルギー "nuclear energy is an energy of bright future" in Futaba town(nuclear town)
                  Friday, August 12, 2011 08:08 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_06.html

                  NY activists call for solidarity with Japan

                  Anti-nuclear power activists have staged a rally in New York, urging remembrance of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan......
                  12_21_v_s.jpg
                  Friday, August 12, 2011 14:23 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_21.html
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                  Yomiuri online

                  Local govts worried by N-ash

                  CHIBA--With residents living near final disposal sites voicing concern and some local governments refusing to accept it, the Tohoku region is reconsidering its arrangement to store ash--some of it radioactive--from the Tokyo megalopolis in its local landfills, it has been learned.....
                  snap20110813024351.jpg
                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110811006513.htm
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                  Asahi com

                  Personal radiation dosimeters in high demand

                  Responding to public anxiety about radiation exposure, a range of affordable household-use dosimeters has hit the market.......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108110256.html

                  Officials test school lunches to ease parents' fears

                  Municipal governments in the Tokyo area are taking action to make sure parents know their children's school lunches are safe from radiation.......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108110244.html

                  Nuclear crisis enters 6th month

                  Efforts to stabilize reactors at the quake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are at "Step 2" of a road map designed to end the crisis......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108110240.html

                  Schools in Fukushima clearing radioactive dirt, but nowhere to dump it

                  Nearly 600 schools and other child-related facilities in Fukushima Prefecture have started or soon will start removing ground soil contaminated by radioactive fallout at their facilities, an Asahi Shimbun survey shows......

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108110241.html

                  Weather, deteriorating reactors exacerbated disaster

                  A detailed aerial survey of radioactive contamination within a 160-kilometer radius of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant shows that some districts close to the nuclear plant were relatively unaffected while others many kilometers away have become radiation hot-spots.....

                  http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108110233.html
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                  Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                  Gov't to foster radiation control specialists

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government task force on the nuclear emergency said Thursday it will foster radiation control and measurement specialists in an effort to prevent workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant from being exposed to excessive radiation......

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

                  Okinawa urges government to dispose of nuclear waste at Futenma base

                  NAHA (Kyodo) -- The Okinawa prefectural government urged the Foreign Ministry on Thursday to ensure disposal of low-level radioactive waste collected during the U.S. forces' relief operations after the March 11 earthquake-tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan and taken to the Futenma Air Station in the southern prefecture, local officials said.......

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

                  Gov't to set up new nuclear regulatory body in Environment Ministry

                  The government will set up a new nuclear regulatory agency as an extra-ministerial bureau of the Ministry of the Environment following the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na004000c.html

                  Cabinet members OK new nuclear agency under Environment Ministry

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan and relevant Cabinet members agreed on Friday to set up a new agency in charge of nuclear safety under the Environment Ministry in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm089000c.html

                  Power generation by TEPCO, Tohoku Electric falls sharply in July

                  TOKYO (Kyodo9 -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Tohoku Electric Power Co. said Friday the amount of power generated and purchased in July declined sharply as the government's 15 percent power-saving goal for their service areas took effect in the aftermath of the March earthquake and tsunami.......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm093000c.html

                  Sasebo mayor urges gov't to dispose of nuke waste at U.S. Navy base

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The mayor of Sasebo, which hosts a U.S. Navy base, urged the central government Friday to swiftly dispose of low-level radioactive waste found to have been stored at the military facility, which was gathered during the U.S. forces' relief operations after the March 11 earthquake-tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan........

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm094000c.html

                  Giant tent to go up over Japan nuclear reactor

                  TOKYO (AP) -- The operator of Japan's damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is building a huge tent to cover one of the worst-hit reactors, officials said Friday......

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm095000c.html

                  Sacked top nuclear officials to receive extra retirement bonuses

                  Three top officials in charge of regulating Japan's nuclear power generation, recently sacked for the handling of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis and for scandals over staged government-sponsored symposiums, are expected to receive extra retirement money, the Mainichi has learned.......

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

                  U.S. bases in Japan trained personnel in waging nuclear war: TV documentary
                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

                  Test to decontaminate radiation-tainted soil performed at school in Fukushima

                  KAWAMATA, Fukushima -- An experiment to decontaminate radiation-tainted soil was performed at an elementary school here on Aug. 11, demonstrating a way to reuse soil containing radioactive materials from the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant......

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

                  Environment Ministry adds radiation effects to study on children's health

                  The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has decided to examine radiation effects in a study on environmental factors in children's health......

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

                  Japan Nuclear Plant Utilization Hits 2nd Lowest Level in July

                  Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--The capacity utilization rate of nuclear power plants in Japan in July fell 2.9 percentage points from June to 33.9 pct, the second lowest level on record, industry data showed Friday......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011081200463

                  Fukushima N-Plant's Desalination Device Breaks Down Due to Quake

                  Fukushima, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Friday the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant's water desalination equipment stopped working temporarily following a strong earthquake that occurred off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in early morning.......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200407

                  Japan to Cut Renewable Energy Charges on Large-Lot Power Users

                  Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Large-lot power users will enjoy steep cuts in charges that will be collected to promote the use of renewable energy sources in Japan, according to details of a bill confirmed by major Japanese parties on Friday.......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200449

                  40 Pct Backs Kan's No-Nuclear Idea, 47 Pct Unsympathetic : Jiji Poll

                  Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's proposal to create a society not reliant on nuclear power is not supported by 47.7 pct of the public, exceeding the 40.2 pct who back the idea, a Jiji Press poll revealed Friday......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200634

                  3,000 Farmers, Fishermen Rally in Front of TEPCO Headquarters

                  Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Some 3,000 agriculture, forestry and fishery industry people from Fukushima Prefecture took to the streets in front of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> headquarters here Friday to demand its prompt compensation payments over damage caused by the ongoing nuclear crisis.....

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200683

                  Radiation Exposure Log Note Issuance Jumps due to Fukushima Crisis

                  Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Issuance of notes to track the radiation doses of nuclear plant workers is surging in the wake of the nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 plant, it was learned Friday.....

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200762

                  Cesium Seeps into Ground Faster Than Previously Thought

                  Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Radioactive cesium from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant seeped into the ground far faster than previously thought, a study has shown......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200798

                  Tokyo Bar Associations Form Group to Aid N-Crisis Victims

                  Tokyo, Aug. 12 (Jiji Press)--Three Tokyo bar associations said Friday that they have launched a group of lawyers to support victims of nuclear accidents touched off by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami......

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081200898
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                  Sankei news

                  about 2500 farmers and fishermen in Front of TEPCO Headquarters
                  Organizers announced "2500"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

                    05:43
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                    14:11

                    monitoring car
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                    heavy vehicles
                    21:51


                    Natto makers to seek damages from TEPCO

                    A group of manufacturers of natto, or fermented soybeans, in Mito city, Ibaraki Prefecture, says it will seek damages from the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, arguing that the nuclear accident has hurt their sales....

                    Saturday, August 13, 2011 02:29 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_32.html

                    Voluntary evacuees demand TEPCO pay damages

                    Fukushima Prefecture residents who voluntarily evacuated after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have demanded the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company pay 15 million dollars in compensation.......
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                    Saturday, August 13, 2011 02:29 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_33.html

                    EU advises more extensive radiation tests on fish

                    The European Union has advised its members to conduct radiation tests on marine products from countries other than Japan in the South China Sea and Pacific regions.....

                    Saturday, August 13, 2011 02:29 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_02.html

                    Tokyo lawyers launch team to mediate with TEPCO

                    Lawyers in Tokyo are uniting to legally support people and companies affected by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant......

                    Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:17 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_16.html

                    Hosono vows no disruption in nuclear response

                    Japan's minister in charge of nuclear crisis has pledged he will do his best to keep the ongoing effort to contain the nuclear crisis on track despite the likely resignation of Prime Minister Naoto Kan......

                    Saturday, August 13, 2011 13:03 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_20.html
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                    Yomiuri onine

                    Zone's dissolution brings confusion, fear

                    Recently announced plans to dissolve the emergency evacuation preparation zone have been met with trepidation in affected municipalities, whose residents and officials worry about radiation and whether evacuees will actually return......
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                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110812004186.htm

                    Energy bill to pass lower house next Friday

                    Democratic Party of Japan and Liberal Democratic Party Diet affairs chiefs agreed Friday to pass a renewable energy sources special measures bill through the House of Representatives on Friday next week. The agreement comes amid efforts to realize a new administration within this month.......

                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110812005680.htm

                    Fukushima food producers protest

                    Demanding stabilization of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and compensation for the disaster at the earliest possible date, about 2,800 farmers and fishermen from Fukushima Prefecture gathered for a protest rally in Tokyo's Hibiya Park Friday........

                    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110812005552.htm
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                    Asahi com

                    English-language e-book features A-bomb survivors
                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108120252.html

                    Honda to improve robot to work at Fukushima

                    Engineers affiliated with Honda Motor Co. are applying the technology in the Asimo biped robot for a new machine capable of working in areas of high radiation at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant where human workers dare not go......

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108120247.html

                    Temperatures fall in spent fuel pools at Fukushima plant

                    In a promising development toward ending the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the temperature fell to 40.5 degrees in the spent fuel storage pool at the No. 1 reactor, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Aug. 11......

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108120244.html

                    Nuclear regulatory agency to be affiliated with Environment Ministry

                    Japan's new nuclear regulation agency will be affiliated with the Environment Ministry, far from the reach of the powerful Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) that controlled the nuclear industry before the Fukushima nuclear disaster......

                    http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108120243.html
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                    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                    Kan sets eyes on promoting renewable energy after quitting as PM

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Friday he is keen on getting involved in activities promoting the use of renewable energy such as biomass after he steps down from his post, according to a Japanese lawmaker......

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

                    Draft law seeks utilities' cost cuts to offset renewable energy cost

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Power utilities would be urged to make cost-cutting efforts under a new law, which Japan plans to introduce to promote the use of renewable energy, so as to prevent utilities from easily passing on the cost of buying such power from outside generators to consumers, a draft bill showed Friday......

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

                    Hokkaido to OK resumption of commercial operation of Tomari reactor

                    SAPPORO (Kyodo) -- Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi on Friday hinted at approving the full commercial operation of the No. 3 reactor at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido as early as next week......

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

                    Fukushima farmers, fishermen protest over nuclear crisis

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- About 2,500 people including farmers and fishermen who are suffering heavy losses amid the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant marched in Tokyo on Friday, calling for prompt redress from plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the government......

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

                    Kyoto scraps plan to use firewood from disaster area for bonfire over radiation concerns

                    KYOTO -- The Kyoto Municipal Government said on Aug. 12 that it would scrap its plan to use firewood from pine trees knocked down by the March 11 tsunami for the city's iconic bonfire festival after it detected radioactive cesium in pieces of the firewood sent from a disaster-stricken city in northeastern Japan.......

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na003000c.html originator not announces comment
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                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/...na021000c.html
                    Kyoto rejection of tsunami-hit city's firewood for bonfire ceremony sparks outrage
                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/...na006000c.html

                    Radiation contamination leaves Fukushima schools unable to drain pool water

                    Many schools in Fukushima Prefecture are at a loss over what do to with their swimming pools, which can't be used or drained because the water is tainted with radioactive materials from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, it has emerged......

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

                    "Beef Summit" to Cheer Up Japan Cattle Industry

                    Otsu, Shiga Pref., Aug. 13 (Jiji Press)--Restaurants serving beef dishes will gather for the "Beef Summit" in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, western Japan, on Aug. 20-21.....

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081300201
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                    Sankei news

                    Daisaku Kadokawa, the Mayor of Kyoto

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                      Radiation effect on children's thyroid glands

                      A survey shows that a small amount of radioactive iodine has been detected in the thyroid glands of hundreds of children in Fukushima Prefecture......
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                      Sunday, August 14, 2011 02:16 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_26.html

                      Reactor halts push up thermal plant fuel costs

                      Japanese power companies are suffering from rising fuel costs for their thermal plants, following shutdowns of nuclear reactors due to the March 11th disaster or regular inspections........
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                      Sunday, August 14, 2011 02:16 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/14_03.html

                      Radioactive impact on wheat may be small

                      Researchers in Japan have found that wheat absorbs a relatively small amount of radioactive cesium from its roots, and the impact of the substance on wheat grain may be small......
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                      Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:20 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/14_14.html

                      Mud sports festival held in Fukushima

                      People enjoyed playing volleyball and other sports in the mud in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan....

                      ...The town is about 75 kilometers from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. But the organizers say it's safe as they measured radiation levels in the courts and confirmed it was about 0.2 microsieverts per hour....
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                      Sunday, August 14, 2011 14:54 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/14_16.html
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                      Yomiuri online

                      Fukushima farmers in a jam / Fruit growers see orders plunge due to fears over radiation

                      FUKUSHIMA--As Shigeru Yui carefully picked a plump peach from a tree on his farm in the Ozaso district in Fukushima last week, he was impressed with what he saw....

                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110813002913.htm

                      New N-agency to be free from industry ministry

                      The government has decided to create a new nuclear safety agency as an extraministerial bureau under the Environment Ministry to free it from the influence of the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry......

                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110813002926.htm

                      Fire festival bans radioactive wood

                      KYOTO--The Kyoto municipal government has announced that firewood from disaster-hit Rikuzen-Takata, Iwate Prefecture, will not be used in an annual bonfire festival in Kyoto, due to the detection of radioactive cesium in its bark.......

                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110813002954.htm
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                      Asahi com

                      Big industry to get 80-percent discount on renewable energy premiums

                      Industries that consume large amounts of power will get a huge break on their electricity bills, according to a revised draft of a special measures bill on renewable energy obtained by The Asahi Shimbun on Aug. 12.....

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108130274.html

                      Negative publicity overseas pummels agricultural exports

                      Fears abroad about radioactive contamination from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have obliterated the reputation of safety and quality of Japanese agricultural products.....

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108130273.html

                      Expert: Poor management caused nuclear accident, JAL crash

                      UENO, Gunma Prefecture--A nonfiction writer investigating the 1985 crash of a Japan Airlines aircraft and the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant said the two disasters resulted from the management of both companies underestimating potential risks.......

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108130209.html

                      Dismissed ministry officials to receive full severance pay

                      The three top officials of the industry ministry who were dismissed over the mishandling of the nuclear disaster will receive full retirement allowance, ministry officials said Aug. 12.....

                      http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108130252.html
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                      Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                      Mother caught between radiation threat and breaking up family

                      DATE, Fukushima -- A mother whose home is in an area where high radiation levels have been detected is caught between wanting to evacuate and wanting to stay with her parents and other family members......

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na027000c.html
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                      Jiji press

                      Kansai Electric's Thermal Power Generator in Sakai Stops

                      Osaka, Aug. 14 (Jiji Press)--Kansai Electric Power Co. <9503> said Sunday a power generation unit of its thermal plant in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, has been idle since Saturday morning......

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081500003
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                      Sankei news

                      desalinization equipment
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                        Cesium levels down in seawater near reactors 2, 3

                        The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says the density of radioactive cesium in seawater near the water intakes of the No.2 and 3 reactors was down on Saturday to about one tenth of the levels detected on the previous day......
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                        Monday, August 15, 2011 05:47 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_01.html

                        Japanese firms developing radiation checkers

                        Japanese businesses are developing devices to gauge levels of radioactive substances in food to meet the needs of municipalities and food makers......
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                        Monday, August 15, 2011 05:47 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_03.html

                        Debris disposal bill to be submitted to Diet

                        Japan's main ruling and opposition parties have compiled a bill stating that the government will be responsible for cleaning up the fallout from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant......
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                        Monday, August 15, 2011 10:16 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_11.html

                        Cabinet endorses plans for new nuclear watchdog

                        The Japanese government has endorsed a plan to set up a new nuclear safety agency under the Environment Ministry.....

                        Monday, August 15, 2011 12:15 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/15_14.html
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                        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                        Irradiated soil should be stored in Fukushima for a while: Gemba

                        FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- National policy minister Koichiro Gemba said Sunday that irradiated soil and sludge to be eliminated from areas around the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant should be stored temporarily in Fukushima Prefecture before final disposal measures are worked out......

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

                        Cabinet OKs new nuclear agency under Environment Ministry

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Cabinet approved a plan Monday to set up by April next year a new agency in charge of nuclear safety under the Environment Ministry in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as a key pillar of the country's basic policy on improving nuclear safety regulation......

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

                        Top Michelin restaurant helps child evacuees from Fukushima bake 'world's safest cookies'

                        AIZUWAKAMATSU, Fukushima -- Children evacuated to here from their hometown near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant recently enjoyed baking cookies using locally grown fruits -- with help from a Michelin guide three-star rated restaurant......

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na002000c.html

                        Suspension of thermal plant in Osaka threatens region's power supply

                        OSAKA -- Operations at the Sakaiko thermal power plant's No. 2 unit were suspended after its gas turbine was found damaged, Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) announced on Aug. 14......

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

                        Fukushima art festival opens with huge wrapping cloth covering park lawn

                        FUKUSHIMA -- Art festival "FUKUSHIMA!" opened at a park here on Aug. 15 covered with a huge patched wrapping cloth made of sheets and towels sent from around the country to help reduce radiation exposure for visitors......

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html
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                        "Shiki no Sato" real time live cam http://www.nttfukushima.com/live/shi...o/Default.html

                        Disaster refugees pained by lost contact with ancestors during 'Obon' festival of the dead

                        Mid-August is traditionally a solemn time in Japan. It is the time most of the country observes "Obon" -- or the festival of the dead -- when people return to their home communities to pay their respects to their ancestors, cleaning the graves and praying for their souls. It is also the time when these souls are supposed to visit their families' home alters, spending a few days with their descendants......

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na012000c.html

                        At least 30 prefectures to test newly harvested rice for cesium to alleviate safety concerns

                        As many as 30 prefectures are planning to test newly harvested rice for radioactive cesium contamination in a bid to ensure and demonstrate the safety of their farm crops to consumers worried by the spread of radioactive substances from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, the Mainichi has learned......

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

                        Japan May Store Nuclear Debris outside Fukushima

                        Tokyo, Aug. 15 (Jiji Press)--Fukushima Prefecture may not be a final disposal site for debris contaminated with radioactive materials from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled nuclear plant in the prefecture, Environment Minister Satsuki Eda indicated Monday.....

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081500473

                        64 Pct Want N-Reactors Scrapped in Japan: Jiji Poll

                        Tokyo, Aug. 15 (Jiji Press)--Over 60 pct of Japanese people want the country to get rid of its nuclear reactors, following a series of accidents at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station, a Jiji Press poll showed......

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081500620

                        Nuclear Reactor in Hokkaido to Restart as Early as Tuesday

                        Sapporo, Aug. 15 (Jiji Press)--A reactor at Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s <9509> Tomari nuclear power plant could restart commercial operations shortly with local government approval, informed sources said Monday.....

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081500643

                        TEPCO to Pay More Compensation for Farm, Forest Biz Operators

                        Tokyo, Aug. 15 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Monday the power utility will expand its provisional compensation payments to people in the agriculture and forestry businesses affected by the nuclear crisis at its Fukushima No. 1 power plant.......

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081500750

                        Japan Panel Proposes National Projects on Energy, Medical Tech

                        Tokyo, Aug. 15 (Jiji Press)--An advisory panel of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Monday called for long-term national projects on research and development of innovative technologies in the fields of energy, and medical and nursing care......

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081500753

                        Japan Govt to Take Charge of Decontamination in Highly Tainted Zones

                        Tokyo, Aug. 15 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government will be responsible for decontaminating areas and debris with high levels of radiation from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to a draft proposal.....

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081500766
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                        Sankei news

                        debris at Sakata port

                        debris at Oshika peninsula

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                          Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - Units 1 - 6 Reports, News, Graphics - August 6 +

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                          Govt to compile decontamination plan

                          The Japanese government says it will prepare by the end of August a basic plan for decontaminating areas near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant......
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                          Tuesday, August 16, 2011 09:46 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_08.html

                          IAEA seeks regular checks of nuclear regulators

                          In the wake of criticism of Japan's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency will seek regular checkups of nuclear regulators in member nations. The agency made the plan public on Monday.......

                          Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:41 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_09.html

                          TEPCO to use desalinating devices in pools

                          Tokyo Electric Power Company is planning to use devices to remove salt from spent nuclear fuel pools at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....

                          Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:23 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_14.html

                          Russia unable to urge Iran to resume nuclear talks

                          Russia is reportedly struggling to persuade Iran to resume talks over its nuclear program.....

                          Tuesday, August 16, 2011 14:41 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_16.html

                          TEPCO tests Japan-made decontamination unit

                          Tokyo Electric Power Company is conducting a trial run of a Japan-built water decontamination unit at its troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant......

                          Tuesday, August 16, 2011 16:50 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_20.html

                          Radioactive sludge piling up

                          Radioactive sludge from sewage facilities across Japan has been piling up in storage facilities, despite the government's plan to bury it....
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                          Tuesday, August 16, 2011 22:51 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_21.html

                          Science teachers to cover radiation in class

                          Science teachers of Japanese junior high schools have discussed how to teach about radiation before the subject becomes compulsory from the next school year.....

                          Tuesday, August 16, 2011 22:51 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/16_26.html
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                          Yomiuri online

                          METI urges 30-year plan on energy

                          A panel of the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry is calling for a 30-year energy project to make businesses and households more energy-efficient.....

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110815004313.htm
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                          Asahi com

                          PET bottles become radiation detectors in Japan
                          *REUTERS

                          To meet growing demand for radiation detectors after Japan's March earthquake and tsunami, which set off the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years, a Japanese researcher has come up with devices made from recycled PET bottles -- inexpensively.....

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108150133.html

                          Toshiba plans energy-efficient 'smart community'

                          Toshiba Corp. has selected a site in Osaka Prefecture to develop a "smart community" that reduces energy consumption, making it one of the largest such projects ever undertaken by the private sector, sources said.....

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108150139.html

                          U.S. planned to build nuclear power plant on Okinawa

                          The United States had a plan to construct a nuclear power plant on Okinawa when it was in charge of the civilian government of the islands in the 1950s, which would have preceded the first nuclear plant on Japanese soil, built in the early 1960s......

                          http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108150118.html
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                          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                          TEPCO almost attains power supply goal for end of Aug.

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. is already close to attaining its goal set for the end of August of increasing its electricity supply capacity to 56.10 million kilowatts by boosting thermal generation to make up for shortages caused by crippled nuclear plants, officials said Tuesday.....

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

                          Cattle farm operator Agura's debt sum is this year's largest

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The debts of Agura Bokujo, operator of a nationwide cattle farm chain that filed for bankruptcy protection last week, amount to 433.08 billion yen, making its failure the biggest bankruptcy case filed this year in Japan, a research institute said Monday.....

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

                          Evacuees to visit homes within 3 km of Fukushima nuclear plant

                          FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The government will allow evacuees from areas within 3 kilometers of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to visit their homes temporarily on Aug. 26 and Sept. 1, officials of the Futaba and Okuma town offices in Fukushima Prefecture said Monday......

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm012000c.html

                          3 major parties join forces to draw up draft bill to remove irradiated soil

                          The ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the New Komeito party and other parties have worked together to draw up a draft bill to remove radioactive substances from soil and rubble that leaked from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, the Mainichi has learned.....

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

                          Radioactive sulfur from Fukushima detected on U.S. west coast

                          LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) -- A small amount of radioactive sulfur released from Japan's crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been detected on the U.S. west coast, a team of U.S. researchers said Monday.....

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm076000c.html
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                          Jiji press

                          Radioactive Sulfur from Fukushima Reaches California: Survey

                          Tokyo, Aug. 16 (Jiji Press)--Radioactive sulfur from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crossed the Pacific to reach California in late March, a team of University of California researchers has found......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081600124

                          New Cesium-Absorbing Device Begins Test Run at Fukushima Plant

                          Fukushima, Aug. 16 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Tuesday started a test run of new equipment to absorb radioactive cesium at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081600390

                          Int'l Radiation Experts to Meet in Fukushima in Sept.

                          Tokyo, Aug. 16 (Jiji Press)--The Nippon Foundation said Tuesday it will hold an international meeting of experts in the northeastern Japan city of Fukushima in September to discuss the health risks of radiation leaking from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081600629

                          Hokkaido Governor Approves Restart of Nuclear Reactor

                          Sapporo, Aug. 16 (Jiji Press)--Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi expressed her readiness Tuesday to let a nuclear reactor in her northern Japan prefecture resume commercial operations....

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081700010

                          (Update) Hokkaido Governor Approves Restart of Nuclear Reactor

                          Sapporo, Aug. 16 (Jiji Press)--Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi expressed her readiness Tuesday to let a nuclear reactor in her northern Japan prefecture resume commercial operations......

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081700020
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                          Sankei news

                          Tomati plant at Tomari village, Hokkaido
                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomari_Nuclear_Power_Plant


                          "plz power saving" at Osaka city, Fukushima ward
                          Fukushima ward http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima-ku,_Osaka

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                            Kyoto Daimonji held with March 11 messages

                            An annual bonfire festival has been held in Kyoto with messages from survivors of the March 11 disaster inscribed on local firewood.......
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                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 06:33 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_02.html

                            New decontamination plan for nuclear plant

                            The Japanese government and operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant say they will try to reduce radioactive releases from the plant by directly treating contaminated gas in the reactors......

                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 09:52 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_10.html

                            Govt, TEPCO to train radiation experts

                            The government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant plan to secure more experts on radiation management by training existing employees and new recruits.....

                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 12:13 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_16.html

                            TEPCO never expected hydrogen explosions: report

                            A government investigation has found that no one at the utility operating the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had expected hydrogen explosions to occur at the plant......
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                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 13:36 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_19.html

                            Hokkaido governor approves reactor restart

                            The governor of Hokkaido, Harumi Takahashi, has approved the restart of a nuclear reactor in her prefecture.....
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                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 14:26 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_24.html

                            re:Hokkaido governor approves reactor restart

                            The governor of Hokkaido, Harumi Takahashi, has agreed to resume commercial operation of a nuclear reactor in the prefecture......

                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 15:54 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_25.html

                            Cooling stoppage unknown to plant chief

                            Government investigators have found that the chief of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant did not know that a backup cooling system for one of the plant's reactors was manually shut down on March 11th, the day of the quake and tsunami.....

                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 22:20 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_28.html

                            Hokkaido nuclear reactor resumes operation

                            A nuclear reactor in Hokkaido has become the first in Japan to resume commercial operations since the March 11th disaster.....

                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 22:23 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_27.html

                            Radioactivity down to one-fifth of July levels

                            The Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company say the amount of radioactive material being emitted from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has dropped to one-fifth that of a month ago.....

                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 22:23 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_30.html

                            Fukushima plant chief apologizes over the accident

                            The head of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station has apologized for the nuclear accident at his plant....
                            17_31_v_s.jpg The plant chief, Masao Yoshida
                            Wednesday, August 17, 2011 22:26 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/17_31.html
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                            Yomiuri online

                            MHI, Areva capital tie-up talks put on hold

                            Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. has decided to freeze negotiations on a capital alliance with French nuclear energy giant Areva SA until further notice, it was learned Tuesday.......

                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110816005741.htm

                            Residents frustrated by 'hot spot' designation

                            A growing number of residents have expressed discontent over the differing standards applied by the government to designate sites found to be high in radioactive substances as areas recommended for evacuation in the ongoing nuclear crisis......
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                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110816005740.htm

                            Food agency takes action to protect self-sufficiency rate

                            Japan's food self-sufficiency rate has never looked so bleak......

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108160281.html

                            With nuclear plants increasing, China must heed its citizens' concerns

                            The accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant after the Great East Japan Earthquake also sent shockwaves across China. The Chinese government and people watched intently as events unfolded, almost as if the disaster had occurred in China itself......

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108160300.html

                            Bill compiled to decontaminate radiation from Fukushima nuclear accident

                            The central government will decontaminate soil, vegetation and buildings exposed to radiation spread by the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant....

                            http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108160289.html
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                            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                            Japanese students to call for nuke abolition at U.N. Geneva office

                            NAGASAKI (Kyodo) -- A group of Japanese high school students will present a petition signed by 80,000 people calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons when they visit a United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday......

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

                            Excessive levels of radioactive cesium found 100 km from plant

                            FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Excessive levels of radioactive cesium were found in sludge in a ditch at a district court branch in Fukushima Prefecture, about 100 kilometers west of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the court said Tuesday........

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

                            Astronaut Furukawa from space station encourages Fukushima people

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa issued a video message from the International Space Station on Wednesday to encourage people in Fukushima Prefecture which was hit hard by the March 11 earthquake-tsunami disaster and the subsequent nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.......

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

                            Tomari reactor to resume commercial operation

                            SAPPORO (Kyodo) -- Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi officially gave her approval Wednesday for resuming commercial operation of a reactor at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido, a move that would end the reactor's unusually long regular inspection period amid the nuclear crisis in Fukushima......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm069000c.html

                            Kyoto bonfire festival includes Rikuzentakata disaster survivors' messages to dead

                            KYOTO -- Japan's ancient capital held its iconic "Gozan no Okuribi" festival on Aug. 16, with fires lit on hills surrounding the city, one of them fuelled by wood carrying messages written by families of those killed in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na002000c.html

                            Science teachers stumped over instruction on radiation as nuclear crisis continues

                            The subject of radiation is set to make an appearance in junior high school science textbooks in the coming school year for the first time in 30 years, which has teachers concerned about their ability to teach students about the topic......

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

                            Workers rush to decontaminate schools in Fukushima Pref. city before start of term

                            MINAMISOMA, Fukushima -- Workers are rushing to finish decontaminating a elementary school here just north of the nuclear crisis exclusion zone in time for the beginning of the new term on Aug. 25......

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

                            Saga Pref. Assembly members demanded donations, perks from Kyushu Electric

                            SAGA -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. documents ordered destroyed by a company executive included records of Saga Prefectural Assembly members demanding monetary donations, jobs for acquaintances and free car rides from the utility, sources with knowledge of the matter have revealed......

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

                            Probe finds TEPCO failed to predict hydrogen explosion at Fukushima nuclear plant

                            The operator of the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant failed to predict the hydrogen explosion that occurred on March 12 following the disaster, sources involved in the investigation into the crisis said.......

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

                            Hokkaido OKs Restart of Reactor Commercial Operations

                            Sapporo, Aug. 17 (Jiji Press)--Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi on Wednesday announced her decision to approve the restart of commercial operations of a nuclear power reactor in Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, which has long been in the final stage of regular inspections following Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis.....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081700394

                            (Update) Nuclear Reactor in Hokkaido Restarts Commercial Operations

                            Sapporo, Aug. 17 (Jiji Press)--A nuclear reactor in the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido restarted commercial operations on Wednesday, after months of delay amid the country's unfolding nuclear crisis.....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081700727

                            TEPCO Stabilizes Spent Fuel Pools at Fukushima

                            Tokyo, Aug. 17 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> has achieved its goal of cooling spent fuel pools at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a joint nuclear crisis response taskforce of the government and the company said Wednesday.....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081700805

                            Fukushima Geared Up to Promote Food Safety

                            Tokyo, Aug. 17 (Jiji Press)--The Fukushima prefectural government on Wednesday launched a campaign to promote the safety of its agricultural and fishery products, aiming to dispel negative images from the nuclear crisis.....

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081700820
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                              Iran, Russia to seek resumption of nuclear talks

                              The foreign ministers of Iran and Russia have agreed to seek a resumption of talks with major Western countries based on a Russian proposal to reach a breakthrough in the standoff over Iran's nuclear program......

                              Thursday, August 18, 2011 09:08 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_09.html

                              Japan-made decontamination unit begins operation

                              Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has begun operation of a new Japan-made decontamination unit at its troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.....
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                              Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:41 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_13.html

                              Google Earth map shows radiation at ground level

                              A Japanese nuclear agency has created a detailed map showing ground radiation levels within 100 kilometers of the Fukushima Daiichi plant......
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                              Thursday, August 18, 2011 21:33 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/18_28.html
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                              Yomiuri online

                              Resuming Tomari reactor a protracted process

                              Several months later than expected, the resumption of commercial operation of the No. 3 reactor at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido was finally given the official go-ahead Wednesday......
                              snap20110818224428.jpg
                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110817007243.htm

                              New N-safety agency faces difficulties

                              Although the government has decided to establish a new external nuclear safety organization following the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the new watchdog is sure to face difficulties in maintaining its independence from other government bodies as well as in improving crisis management and response......
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                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110817007326.htm

                              Nuclear agency plan rushed

                              Opinion was initially divided within the government regarding which government office the planned nuclear safety agency would be placed under......

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110817007172.htm

                              Local govts remain cautious on restart of N-reactors

                              There is growing hope among people in the electricity industry that Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi's decision to allow the restart of commercial operations at the Tomari nuclear power plant's No. 3 reactor will encourage other local governments to accept the resumption of suspended reactors in their areas.......

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110817006114.htm

                              Govt eyes N-damage dispute center

                              The government plans to establish an organ tasked with arbitrating out-of-court settlements between Tokyo Electric Power Co. and victims of the ongoing nuclear crisis if the two parties fail to reach agreements on damage compensation, according to government sources......
                              DY20110818102047768L0.jpg
                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110817006519.htm
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                              Asahi com

                              Government to distribute radiation pamphlet for students

                              School children across Japan will soon be given a crash course in what radiation entails......

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108170241.html

                              TEPCO enlists 'Sarry' to purify water at stricken plant

                              We can all thank "Sarry" if things work out at the quake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co......

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108170240.html

                              Hokkaido reactor up and running after March 11 disaster

                              A controversial nuclear reactor operated by Hokkaido Electric Power Co. resumed commercial operations on Aug. 17, becoming the first reactor to be restarted after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.......

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108170292.html

                              Couple sticking it out in near-deserted evacuation zone

                              IITATE, Fukushima Prefecture -- Yoshiaki Shoji, 78, and his wife Toshiyo, 75, refuse to budge: It's as simple as that.......

                              http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201108170289.html
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                              Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                              Tohoku Electric stops power generator over steam leak

                              SENDAI (Kyodo) -- Tohoku Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it shut down the No. 2 power generator at its thermal plant in the city of Akita as steam was found leaking through a crack in the pipe linking the boiler to the turbine......

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

                              Fukushima plant leaking less radioactive material: TEPCO

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday the amount of radioactive substances leaking from the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has declined over the past month, but stopped short of declaring that one of the conditions to achieve a cold shutdown has been cleared......

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

                              Tomari reactor resumes commercial operation

                              SAPPORO (Kyodo) -- A reactor at the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido resumed commercial operation Wednesday after Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi officially gave her approval, making it the first reactor allowed to resume full operation since the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant........

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

                              Nuclear safety agency advised Niigata gov't not to hold joint quake, nuke disaster drill

                              The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) discouraged the Niigata Prefectural Government from holding a disaster drill envisaging the simultaneous occurrence of an earthquake and nuclear disaster, it has been learned........

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na007000c.html

                              Hokkaido nuclear reactor resumes operations, but other plants not expected to follow suit

                              A reactor at the Tomari Nuclear Power Plant in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido resumed commercial operations on Aug. 17, but few experts believe it will pave the way for other idle reactors elsewhere in the country to follow suit......

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

                              Agency didn't think to tell neighboring countries radioactive water was released into sea

                              Nobody in the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) thought of notifying the governments of neighboring countries before water containing low levels of radiation at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant was released into the sea, it has been learned.......

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na014000c.html

                              Power demand in Tokyo Electric's service areas hits summer peak Thurs.

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Power demand in Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s service areas reached 49.36 million kilowatts after 2 p.m. Thursday, the largest so far this summer and equal to 90.4 percent of the utility's supply capacity, according to preliminary data released by the company.......

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

                              Shikoku Electric Halts Thermal Power Unit due to Trouble

                              Takamatsu, Kagawa Pref., Aug. 18 (Jiji Press)--Shikoku Electric Power Co. <9507> on Thursday halted the operations of the No. 1 unit of its Sakaide thermal power station in Kagawa Prefecture, western Japan, due to a problem with its boiler equipment......

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011081800405

                              Chugoku Electric Thermal Plant to Be Halted for Month

                              Hiroshima, Aug. 18 (Jiji Press)--Chugoku Electric Power Co. <9504> will not be able to restart its Misumi coal-fired thermal power plant in western Japan until mid-September, company officials said Thursday.......

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011081800408

                              Power Consumption Hits This Summer's High in TEPCO Area

                              Tokyo, Aug. 18 (Jiji Press)--Power consumption hit a new high for this summer in the area covered by Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Thursday due to high temperatures.......

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081800793

                              Japanese Students Call for Nuclear-Free World

                              Geneva, Aug. 18 (Jiji Press)--A group of Japanese high school students visited the secretariat of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Thursday and called for the total abolition of nuclear weapons and global peace.....

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081800801

                              N-Plants Not Always Safe: New Head of Japan's Nuclear Watchdog

                              Tokyo, Aug. 18 (Jiji Press)--The new head of Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Thursday that nuclear power plants are not always safe, expressing a willingness to improve regulations.....

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081800819

                              Maximum Radiation in Fukushima Children's Thyroids at 0.1 Microsievert

                              Fukushima, Aug. 18 (Jiji Press)--The maximum amount of radioactive iodine found in the thyroid glands of children aged 15 or younger in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, was at 0.1 microsievert per hour in checkups conducted in late March, government officials said Thursday.....

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081800836

                              Japan to Partially Lift Beef Cattle Shipment Ban

                              Tokyo, Aug. 18 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government plans to remove a ban as early as Friday on shipments of beef cattle raised in the northeastern prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima, official said Thursday......

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011081900019
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