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    Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +


    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

    Press Release (Feb 29,2012)
    Report to Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) regarding the items to be reflected in the seismic safety analysis of the nuclear power plants, etc. (Interim Report) based on the knowledge of ground motion obtained from Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake in 2011



    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2022903-e.html

    Press Release (Feb 29,2012)
    Situation of storing and treatment of accumulated water including highly concentrated radioactive materials at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(36th Release)


    Attachment http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...s/120229e4.pdf

    Press Release (Feb 29,2012)
    Status of exposure dose evaluation for the workers at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station


    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2022908-e.html

    Press Release (Feb 29,2012)
    Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00 pm, February 29)
    *excerpt
    *The updates are underlined

    Unit 2 (Shut down)

    http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2022907-e.html
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    NHK world

    Panel report: US nuclear safety guidelines ignored

    An independent panel investigating the Fukushima nuclear accident says the Japanese government ignored the advice of the US authorities and failed to refer to US nuclear safety guidelines.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 05:44 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120229_02.html

    Cesium in milk found under limit

    Major Japanese milk producers say their products have passed the government's safety standards for radioactive cesium.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 17:51 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120229_26.html

    Futaba town residents file TEPCO damages claim

    A group of evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear disaster have filed a compensation claim amounting to more than 5 million dollars with Tokyo Electric Power Company.
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    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 20:23 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120229_32.html

    Local govt. to join for disaster debris disposal

    Japan's local governments will work together to dispose of disaster debris from northern Japan, which was hit by an earthquake and tsunami last March.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 21:10 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120229_36.html

    Reassessment asked for Hokkaido nuclear plant

    The Japanese government will ask Hokkaido Electric Power Company to once more re-assess the safety of a nuclear plant it operates. The re-assessment should include an examination of the possible impact of an earthquake caused by the interrelated movements of underground fault lines.

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 22:16 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120229_37.html
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    Yomiuri online

    Fukushima film needs financial help

    Production of "Hameln," a film set in Fukushima Prefecture that looks at changing Japanese values, has been delayed by problems ranging from an uncooperative ginkgo tree to the Tohoku disaster of last year, and a Tokyo-based support group is asking the public for donations so the movie can be completed.
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    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120228004082.htm
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    AJW

    EDITORIAL: Following panel's report, TEPCO should go on record

    The Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, comprising scientists, lawyers and others, was established last autumn as part of a program by a private think tank to examine the Fukushima disaster independently of the government's Investigation Committee on the Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations of Tokyo Electric Power Co.

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/e...AJ201202290047

    REMEMBERING 3/11: All alone, mother consoled by DVD of daughter

    MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--At Hisako Yokoyama’s temporary housing unit in this disaster-stricken city, a cellphone sounds the alarm for an imminent earthquake.

    Asuka Yokoyama, a student in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, who died at age 13 in the tsunami last year.
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201202290036

    The Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

    The Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident was established by the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation.

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201202290069

    Robot detects high radiation level in No. 2 reactor

    Quince 2, a robot searching the top floor of the crippled No. 2 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, detected radiation levels as high as 220 millisieverts per hour, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
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    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201202290027

    tepco Press Release http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...7&postcount=60

    A new nightmare: Radioactive ash has nowhere to go

    Temporary disposal sites for incinerated ash containing radioactive cesium are rapidly filling up, and no alternative landfills are available.
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    Incinerator ash containing radioactive substances are stored in containers on Feb. 27 on the premises of a waste disposal plant in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, because it has nowhere else to go. (Jun Ueda)
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201202290063

    Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed

    A mind-boggling 40,000 trillion becquerels of radioactive cesium, or twice the amount previously thought, may have spewed from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 disaster, scientists say.
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    Workers begin pouring cement onto the seabed at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Feb. 28. (Eiji Hori)
    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201202290025

    Report says Kan's meddling disrupted Fukushima response

    As the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant accident spiraled out of control last March, the Japanese government’s disaster response teetered between haphazard micromanagement by the prime minister and poorly thought out stop-gap measures by subordinates, according to a nongovernment panel.

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201202290019

    INTERVIEW/ YOICHI FUNABASHI: Fukushima nuclear crisis revealed Japan's governing defects

    The first report by a private-sector committee investigating the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which was announced earlier this week, has drawn wide international attention for its detailed research that digs out many facts about what had really happened at the plant.

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201202290078
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    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

    Business Federation chief criticizes gov't over response to nuclear crisis

    Hiromasa Yonekura, head of the Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren), has criticized the government for its response to the crisis at the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

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

    U.S. officer: North Korea nuclear halt needed for food aid

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in082000c.html

    TEPCO to introduce 'smart meters' for households from fall of 2013

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the state-backed Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund said Tuesday the utility plans to introduce next-generation "smart meters" to households in the fall of 2013 that would help homes use energy more efficiently and curb power demand.

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

    Farmer in no-go zone around Fukushima plant pleads for support

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A farmer who continues to live in a town in a no-go zone near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture pleaded Tuesday for worldwide support for his town, which he said is falling apart.

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

    EU extends restrictions on Japanese food imports until October

    BRUSSELS (Kyodo) -- The European Commission said Tuesday it will extend restrictions on imports of Japanese food products to the European Union, imposed last March following the nuclear crisis in Japan, until the end of October this year.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm054000c.html

    Rice planting to be conditionally allowed in cesium-tainted areas

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government said Tuesday it will allow rice planting this year in areas where radioactive cesium exceeding 100 becquerels per kilogram was detected in crops harvested last year following the nuclear accident in Fukushima, on condition that all rice bags undergo radiation tests.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm055000c.html

    Robot detects high radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichi plant

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A remotely operated robot has detected high radiation levels of up to 220 millisieverts per hour at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's No. 2 reactor building, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm056000c.html

    Panel calls for study on direct disposal of spent nuclear fuel

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel commissioned to compile the country's basic atomic energy policy said in its draft nuclear power platform Tuesday that Japan should study the possibility of burying spent nuclear fuel deep underground, instead of the current disposal method of reprocessing spent fuel.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm057000c.html

    Japan-made reactor unit had cracks before delivery to U.S.: regulator

    WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Cracks associated with welding defects were found in a Japan-made steam generator for a nuclear reactor in Southern California in 2009 before its delivery to the plant, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents showed Tuesday.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm058000c.html

    Britain eyes Japanese participation in plans to reuse plutonium stocks

    LONDON (Kyodo) -- Britain is likely to convert plutonium stocks into nuclear fuel and will be seeking Japanese involvement in the project, according to government officials.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm059000c.html

    Setagaya Ward auctions off rights to supply power to public facilities

    Setagaya Ward in Tokyo auctioned off the rights to supply power to 111 public facilities in the area in open competitive bidding on Feb. 28, and a Tokyo power company won with a bid of around 706 million yen.

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

    Mayor of nuclear reactor city used taxpayers' money on gifts for nuclear disaster minister

    TSURUGA, Fukui -- The mayor of this city, home to three nuclear reactors, gave year-end gifts to nuclear disaster minister Goshi Hosono and other legislators using taxpayers' money, it has been learned.

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

    Gov't tells utility to consider more active faults to check Tomari plant's quake resistance

    The government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) urged Hokkaido Electric Power Co. on Feb. 28 to re-examine the quake-resistant capability of the Tomari Nuclear Power Plant by taking into account the possibility of the active seabed and continental faults nearby moving closely together to cause earthquakes.

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

    Shikoku Electric Expects to Post 1st Full-Year Net Loss

    Takamatsu, Kagawa Pref., Feb. 29 (Jiji Press)--Shikoku Electric Power Co. <9507> said Wednesday it expects to post its first full-year group net loss for the current business year to March following the suspension of its nuclear power plant.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012022900922

    Tohoku Electric to Increase Bond Issuance to 60 B. Yen

    Sendai, Feb. 29 (Jiji Press)--Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506> will increase the amount of funds it will procure through corporate bonds from the initially planned 25 billion yen to 60 billion yen, reflecting strong demand from institutional investors, Tohoku Electric President Makoto Kaiwa said Wednesday.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012022900957

    Japan Nuclear Fuel to Postpone Trial Run Again

    Aomori, Feb. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. said Wednesday it has decided to postpone again a trial run of its spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in northern Japan to late April from early March.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012022900448

    Japanese Disaster-Area Students Encouraged to Study in U.S.

    Minamisoma, Fukushima Pref., Feb. 29 (Jiji Press)--U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos on Wednesday called on students in the disaster-hit northeastern Japan city of Minamisoma to take part in a study program in the United States.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012022900693

    Japanese Tests Show No Milk with Cesium above New Safety Limit

    Tokyo, Feb. 29 (Jiji Press)--No samples of milk produced in 17 prefectures in Japan have been detected with radioactive cesium above a new stricter safety limit, an industry group said Wednesday.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012022900711

    (Update) Evacuees Seek Arbitration on Nuclear Crisis Compensation

    Tokyo, Feb. 29 (Jiji Press)--Evacuees from the town of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, filed with a government-linked organization on Wednesday for arbitration on compensation disputes related to the nuclear crisis.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012022900956

    Japan Welcomes North Korea's Nuclear Moratorium

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030100058
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    Sankei news

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    police officers in Namie town, Fukushima
    http://photo.sankei.jp.msn.com/panor...012/0229namie/
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    JMA

    07:53 JST 29 Feb 2012 37.4N 143.8E 10 km M4.8 Fukushima-ken Oki


    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/3/2012...91-290753.html

    18:00 JST 29 Feb 2012 37.3N 141.7E 40 km M5.3 Fukushima-ken Oki




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    • #62
      Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +


      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

      22:38
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      http://youtu.be/XPhr0grKqE0

      Press Release (Mar 01,2012)
      Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00pm, March 1)
      *excerpt
      *The updates are underlined


      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030106-e.html
      __________________________________________________ _____
      NHK world

      N Korea to suspend uranium enrichment

      Thursday, March 01, 2012 01:05 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120301_05.html

      2 plants to undergo checks for multiple faults

      Two Japanese nuclear power plants will undergo fresh inspections after new research suggested they are more vulnerable to seismic activity than thought.
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      Thursday, March 01, 2012 08:59 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120301_07.html

      Japan to resume nuclear treaty with Turkey

      Japan's government will resume talks with Turkey on a nuclear energy agreement a year after they were suspended following the Fukushima nuclear accident.

      Thursday, March 01, 2012 08:57 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120301_13.html

      Noda welcomes US-N.Korean agreement

      Thursday, March 01, 2012 19:25 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120301_35.html

      US, N.Korea differ on plutonium program

      Thursday, March 01, 2012 20:07 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120301_38.html
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      Yomiuri online

      70% of companies 'can't pass along TEPCO rate hikes'

      Seventy percent of about 100 major domestic companies said they cannot shift cost increases from Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s planned utility rate hikes to the prices of their products and services, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.
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      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T120229006773.htm

      TEPCO hikes to hit economy / Companies have few options to deal with planned increases

      In a recent Yomiuri Shimbun survey, many companies voiced objections to planned electricity rate hikes by Tokyo Electric Power Co., scheduled for April. Only a small number of firms were willing to unconditionally accept the increases.
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      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T120229006286.htm

      Ministry OK's rice planting in areas over cesium limit

      The agriculture ministry has announced it will conditionally permit rice planting this year in municipalities where radioactive cesium contained in last year's harvests was found to be from 100 becquerels to 500 becquerels per kilogram.

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120229006153.htm

      TEPCO ups payout for some evacuees

      Tokyo Electric Power Co. decided to increase compensation payments to children and pregnant women who voluntarily evacuated from 23 municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture due to the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant from 400,000 yen to 600,000 yen, the utility announced Tuesday.

      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120229004312.htm
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      AJW

      Evacuated Fukushima village builds school in Laos

      IITATE, Fukushima Prefecture--A delegation from Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, could forget about their troubles and smile as they attended the opening ceremony for a junior high school in a Laotian village, eight months delayed, but not forgotten.

      Officials of Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, and students pose for a memorial picture in front of the newly built junior high school in Dongnyay, Salavan province, Laos, on Feb. 12. (Provided by the Iitate board of education)
      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203010012

      Hirono town hall reopens for business in Fukushima

      HIRONO, Fukushima Prefecture--Hirono reopened its town hall on March 1, becoming the first municipality in restricted zones to do so since the nuclear disaster a year ago.

      Hirono town hall in Fukushima Prefecture (Takeshiro Tokunaga)

      A resident is briefed on radiation levels at Hirono town hall in Fukushima Prefecture on March 1. (Takeshiro Tokunaga)
      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203010070

      Researchers: Washing polished rice can slash cesium level

      Consumers need not worry too much about eating rice contaminated with cesium, provided that the grain is polished and thoroughly washed before serving, according to a recent study.

      Sacks of surplus rice are stacked in a grain dealer's warehouse in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in December. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203010010

      Criminal charges for Fukushima crisis difficult to pursue

      Leaders of a private-sector foundation that investigated the Fukushima nuclear accident said pursuing criminal charges against individuals responsible for the crisis will be difficult because the entire nuclear power system is to blame.

      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203010066

      Edano says possible all reactors shut this summer
      *REUTERS

      It is possible none of Japan's nuclear reactors, all but two of which were shut down after last year's Fukushima disaster, will be up and running this summer when electricity demand peaks, the trade minister said on March 1.
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      Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s Tomari nuclear power plant (The Asahi Shimbun)
      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203010076

      TEPCO to set up 3 'separate' entities to enhance efficiency

      The embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co. intends to operate key divisions more independently and appoint most of its directors from outside the company as part of reform measures to win state support.

      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203010064

      UPDATE/ N.Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium, IAEA inspections
      *REUTERS

      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/ko...AJ201203010015

      Gap overshadows deal on N. Korean uranium program

      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/ko...AJ201203010053
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      Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

      Editorial: Independent nuke disaster panel must scrutinize gov't crisis management

      An independent fact-finding panel on the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, which has published a report on its investigation into the accident, is urged to thoroughly scrutinize the government's crisis-management system.

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na002000c.html

      Shikoku Electric to fall into red in FY 2011

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Shikoku Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will incur a consolidated net loss of 11 billion yen for the current year through March 31, down from a profit of 23.6 billion yen the previous year, as the company increased costly thermal power generation following suspension of operations at its nuclear power plant.

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu131000c.html

      Chief North Korea nuke envoy heading to New York

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in090000c.html

      North Korea says it will halt some nuclear activities

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in097000c.html

      U.S. envoy, Softbank president encourage students in Fukushima

      MINAMISOMA (Kyodo) -- Ambassador to Japan John Roos and Softbank Corp. Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son on Wednesday visited high school students in Fukushima Prefecture who have been affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the subsequent nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, to offer them encouragement.

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

      Anti-nuclear Japanese farmer visits South Africa

      JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A farmer evacuated from her home near a Japanese nuclear power plant visited Soweto to talk to impoverished South Africans about how the poor are worst hit by catastrophes like the one triggered by an earthquake in her homeland.

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

      M5.4 quake hits Kanto region

      .....The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said there have been no reports of trouble at the Tokai No. 2 power station of Japan Atomic Power Co. so far in the wake of the quake. The power plant is now under regular checkups.

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

      M5.4 Tokai mura "nuclear village" in Ibaraki pref
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      07:32 JST 01 Mar 2012 36.5N 140.7E 60 km M5.4 Ibaraki-ken Oki http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...04&postcount=1

      Nuclear plants urged to brace for worst tsunami in revised guidelines

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan will urge operators of the nation's nuclear plants to brace for the worst possible tsunami and ensure their safety in its revised guidelines on nuclear plant designs, following the Fukushima nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11 disaster last year, panel members said Wednesday.

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

      No cesium detected in milk at 116 Japanese firms

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japan Dairy Industry Association said Wednesday its 116 member companies have detected no radioactive cesium in their 131 milk products in their tests following the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident.

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm027000c.html

      Osaka regional gov'ts to ink deal with utility over nuclear accidents

      KOBE (Kyodo) -- A federation of local governments in Osaka and its surrounding region will forge a memorandum of understanding with Kansai Electric Power Co. on maintaining close communication in the event of trouble at a nuclear power plant, the first such move by a utility and a prefectural federation, officials of the two parties said Wednesday.

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm028000c.html

      Cesium released from Fukushima possibly equals 20-30% of Chernobyl

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Radioactive cesium released into the atmosphere in the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant amounted to between 30,000 and 40,000 terabecquerels, possibly equal to 20 to 30 percent of the isotope released in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, a study showed Wednesday.

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

      Decontamination of roofs and garden soil in low-dose areas not covered by gov't subsidies

      The government is not subsidizing the cost of decontaminating roofs and garden soil of private residences in areas with relatively low levels of radiation released from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, it has been learned.

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

      Problem at nuclear fuel reprocessing plant throws construction schedule into doubt

      Plans to complete construction at the Rokkasho nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture in October have been cast into doubt, after Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. announced Feb. 29 that brick fragments were likely blocking a reprocessing unit outlet.

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

      Worries continue over cesium-tainted rice as gov't softens contamination cap

      Consumers are worried that rice badly tainted with radioactive cesium will find its way onto the open market after the government announced on Feb. 28 that farmers would be allowed to plant on land with cesium contamination over the new limit.

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

      Fukushima one year on: Tracing the causes of the nuclear disaster

      It has been nearly a year since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami triggered the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. How did this man-made disaster happen?

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

      57 percent of local gov'ts near nuke plants favor conditional reactor restarts: survey

      The majority of leaders of local governments located within a 30-kilometer radius from a nuclear power plant approve of the restart of reactors idled for regular maintenance, though only if certain conditions are fulfilled, a Mainichi survey shows.

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

      TEPCO plans to set up 4 independent in-house companies

      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. is planning to set up four independent in-house companies, possibly in 2013, to increase its business efficiency while dealing with compensation relating to the meltdown at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm170000c.html

      Fukushima students remember the past, hope for the future on graduation day

      SOMA, Fukushima -- March 1 was a day of both parting and reuniting for the graduating students of a high school here, who as a result of the nuclear crisis, have spent most of their last school days away from each other, divided and dispersed.

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

      5 Japan Power Firms to Curb New Hiring for FY 2013

      Tokyo, March 1 (Jiji Press)--Five major Japanese power suppliers plan to scale down or forgo regular hiring of new employees for fiscal 2013, the companies have said.

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030100277

      Strong Quake Hits Eastern Japan

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030100136

      (Update) Strong Quake Hits Eastern Japan

      ..... According to the Ibaraki prefectural government, there has been no report of damage on nuclear facilities in the prefecture, including Japan Atomic Power Co.'s Tokai No. 2 power plant in the village of Tokai.
      No new problems have been found at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 nuclear plants in Fukushima Prefecture, north of Ibaraki, TEPCO officials said.

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030100157

      Fukushima Town Govt Achieves Comeback after N-Accident

      Hirono, Fukushima Pref., March 1 (Jiji Press)--The Hirono town government resumed work at its head office on Thursday, becoming the first to achieve a comeback among the nine Fukushima Prefecture municipalities relocated due to the nuclear crisis.

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030100427

      PM Noda Hails U.S.-N. Korea Nuke Agreement

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030100879

      INTERVIEW: Japan's Hosono Calls Nationwide for Accepting Disaster Debris

      Tokyo, March 1 (Jiji Press)--The massive earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the northeastern Japan coast nearly a year ago caused an enormous amount of debris to be left there, and only 5 pct of it has so far been cleared.

      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030100957
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        snow

        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

        Press Release (Mar 02,2012)
        Submission of the report on the correspondence for temperature increase in the lower part of the Reactor Pressure Vessel of Unit 2 at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to NISA


        (Attachment) http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/betu...es/120302a.pdf
        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030201-e.html

        Press Release (Mar 02,2012)
        Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00pm, March 2)
        *excerpt
        *The updates are underlined


        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030205-e.html

        Press Release (Mar 02,2012)
        Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 3:00 pm, March 2)
        *excerpt

        other

        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030206-e.html



        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushi...20302_02-e.pdf

        Mar.2, The Yomiuri Simbun, second page of the evening edition, "TEPCO 200 billion yen deficit is expected for the full year ending March 2013 due to increase of fuel cost"


        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/news/topics/12030201-e.html
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        NHK world

        Nuclear watchdog welcomes N.Korean move

        Friday, March 02, 2012 04:40 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120302_05.html

        Sumitomo to launch geothermal project in Indonesia

        Japanese trading firm Sumitomo Corporation will launch a geothermal power generation project in Indonesia.

        Friday, March 02, 2012 06:52 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120302_06.html

        US, 2 Koreas stepping up diplomatic activities

        Friday, March 02, 2012 08:07 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120302_09.html

        Digital cherry blossoms bloom in New York City

        Giant images of cherry blossoms were shown on video screens in Times Square, New York City, on Thursday to launch Japan Week.

        Friday, March 02, 2012 12:20 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120302_12.html

        Sumitomo joins geothermal project in Indonesia

        Japanese trading house Sumitomo will construct one of the world's biggest geothermal power plants in a joint venture in Indonesia.

        Friday, March 02, 2012 16:27 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120302_26.html

        French nuclear giant Areva reports massive loss

        French nuclear energy giant Areva suffered a massive loss in 2011.
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        Friday, March 02, 2012 18:56 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120302_27.html

        Failed Fukushima offsite center shown to media

        A nuclear emergency response center that proved useless during the Fukushima nuclear disaster was shown to the media for the first time since March 11th last year.
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        Friday, March 02, 2012 19:40 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120302_31.html
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        China, S.Korea to closely cooperate on N.Korea

        Friday, March 02, 2012 20:40 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120302_30.html
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        Editorial: Govt must learn lessons from its N-crisis missteps

        The government's responses to the nuclear crisis were made in a "crude and impromptu manner."

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T120301006070.htm

        ONE YEAR AFTER THE DISASTER / 20% of disaster-hit businesses still closed


        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120301006659.htm

        Govt of evacuated town moves back to old offices

        HIRONO, Fukushima--The municipal government of Hirono resumed services at its own town hall on Wednesday. Among the nine towns and villages in Fukushima Prefecture that were forced to move their operations outside their administrative districts due to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Hirono is the first to return to its original location.

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120301006634.htm

        Health ministry to make new guideline for workers near Fukushima nuclear plant

        The health ministry will produce a new guideline on radiation doses for workers who will engage in infrastructure restoration projects around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

        http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120301003418.htm
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        NPB/ All-Star game to be played in Fukushima
        *THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

        Japanese professional baseball will hold an All-Star game in quake-hit Fukushima in 2013 to help with the reconstruction of the area following last year's earthquake and tsunami.

        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203020023

        REMEMBERING 3/11: Graduating seniors honor fallen classmates

        Graduating high school seniors in disaster-hit northeastern Japan closed a chapter on their school days on a bittersweet note, remembering classmates who died on March 11, 2011, and thinking about the futures of their damaged hometowns.

        Graduates from Futaba High sing their school song, some with tears in their eyes, in Tamura on March 1. (Ikuro Aiba)
        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203020040

        Threats of large tsunami spur new nuclear safety guidelines

        A government panel has drafted new safety guidelines for nuclear power plants, significantly expanding measures to deal with giant tsunami.

        Tsunami waves flood the premises of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 11. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203020030

        Government to buy 51% of TEPCO's voting shares

        Overriding Finance Ministry objections, the government and the ruling Democratic Party of Japan decided to let the state acquire more than half of the voting shares in troubled Tokyo Electric Power Co., sources said.

        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/AJ201203020043

        Fukushima disaster sparks opposition to nuclear plant in China

        PENGZE, China--The accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been a wake-up call to Chinese farmer Wang Guang on the dangers of atomic energy.

        A nuclear power plant under construction in Pengze county, Jiangxi province, near the Yangtze River (Keiko Yoshioka)
        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201203020050
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        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

        Baseball: 2013 All-Star game to be held in Fukushima

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- One game of the 2013 All-Star series will be held in Fukushima Prefecture with the aim of providing aid for reconstruction following last year's earthquake and tsunami, Nippon Professional Baseball said Thursday.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sport...sp146000c.html

        Daido Steel certified as nuclear plant material supplier

        NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- A U.S. technological standards certification body has certified a factory of Daido Steel Co. as a supplier of materials for nuclear plants, the Nagoya-based company said Thursday.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu127000c.html

        French nuclear giant Areva reports $3.2BN loss

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu128000c.html

        Support groups struggle to get info on evacuees: survey

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- More than 47 percent of groups supporting evacuees who left their home prefectures after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami had difficulties offering assistance because authorities in the new areas housing the evacuees were reluctant to provide their personal information, a Kyodo News survey showed Thursday.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm021000c.html

        Gov't launches meeting to promote Japanese brands

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government launched a meeting on Thursday to rebuild the overseas popularity of Japanese brands tarnished by the nuclear meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

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

        Tokyo starts accepting debris from Onagawa, Miyagi Pref.

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Tokyo metropolitan government on Friday started accepting debris from Onagawa, a Miyagi Prefecture city severely hit by the March 2011 disaster.

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

        Activists call for end to nuclear power 58 years after Bikini incident

        SHIZUOKA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Antinuclear activists called for an end to reliance on nuclear power at a rally in Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Thursday, the 58th anniversary of the exposure of a Japanese tuna fishing boat to radiation from a U.S. hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific in 1954.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm028000c.html

        TEPCO eyes lower electricity rates than present in FY2018 after hikes

        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. and a state-backed fund that is financially assisting the utility have devised a plan to reduce electricity prices by around 5 percent from current levels, possibly in fiscal 2018, after raising prices once in coming months, sources close to the matter said Friday.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm098000c.html

        Town near Fukushima nuclear plant returns functions back home

        FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- The town of Hirono in Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday became the first of the nine municipalities that were relocated after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant crisis erupted to bring its administrative functions back to its head office.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm099000c.html

        Defiant Nuclear Safety Commission chief says he will quit post

        Nuclear Safety Commission (NSC) Chairman Haruki Madarame has said he will definitely step down as NSC chief once a new nuclear regulatory agency is established in April.

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

        Mass media under scrutiny on 1st anniversary of 3/11 disasters

        Domestic and foreign mass media are under close scrutiny as Japan prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami and subsequent crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

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

        Reforms spark generational battle within TEPCO

        A generational battle is now raging within Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) over corporate restructuring.

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

        Tainted water still major problem at Fukushima nuke plant 1 year after meltdowns

        As Japan prepares to mark the first anniversary of the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the facility remains plagued with problems despite Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's declaration that the crisis has been brought under control.

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

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        Jiji press

        Sumitomo Corp. to Start Geothermal Power Biz in Indonesia

        Tokyo, March 2 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp. <8053> said Friday that it will join a large-scale geothermal power generation project in Indonesia in partnership with two major foreign energy firms.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030200861

        Tohoku Electric to Resume Debt Issuance

        Sendai, Miyagi Pref., March 2 (Jiji Press)--Tohoku Electric Power Co. <9506> said Friday it will issue corporate debt totaling 60 billion yen to institutional investors on March 16.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030200997

        Steps Taken on 29 Disaster-Linked Human Rights Abuses

        Tokyo, March 2 (Jiji Press)--Legal affairs bureaus in Japan recognized and took remedial action against 29 suspected human rights abuse cases related to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the Ministry of Justice said Friday.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030200451

        59 Tsunami-Hit Municipalities to Receive 305-B.-Yen Grants

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030200572

        Japan to Support Volunteer Activities in Disaster-Hit Rural Areas

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030200804

        INTERVIEW: Ex-PM Aide Demands Govt Be Fully Responsible for N-Accident Response

        Tokyo, March 2 (Jiji Press)--The government should fully take responsibility for dealing with possible nuclear accidents, rather than leaving it to nuclear power plant operators, Sumio Mabuchi, former adviser to the prime minister, said in a recent interview with Jiji Press.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030200854

        Japan, S. Korea Envoys to Meet after U.S.-N. Korea Accord

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030201015

        Over 180,000 Corporate Workers Join Disaster Volunteer Activities

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030201022

        Fukushima City to Plant Rice in Radioactive Areas for Research

        Date, Fukushima Pref., March 2 (Jiji Press)--The municipal government of Date, Fukushima Prefecture, will plant rice this year even in areas where radioactive cesium levels top a safety limit for research purposes, the city mayor said Friday.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030201029

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            Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +

            Failed Fukushima offsite center shown to media
            Friday, March 02, 2012 19:40 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120302_31.html

            panorama photo
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              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

              17:58
              18:14
              http://youtu.be/XPhr0grKqE0

              Press Release (Mar 03,2012)
              Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 3:00 pm, March 3)


              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030304-e.html

              Press Release (Mar 03,2012)
              Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00pm, March 3)


              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030305-e.html
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              NHK world

              Noda asks companies to join in debris disposal

              Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has called on companies to share the burden of disposing of debris from the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan.
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              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120303_12.html
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              Yomiuri online

              TEPCO eyes 3-year hike limit / Believes charges could be lowered upon restarting of reactors

              Tokyo Electric Power Co., which has announced it will raise its electricity prices later this year, plans to bring them back to current levels in 2015 and reduce them further in 2018, it has been learned.

              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120302004881.htm
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              AJW

              EDITORIAL: Nuclear-free society can be achieved much earlier

              There is now no nuclear reactor in western Japan that is generating electricity. The two reactors that are still in operation in Japan, both located in eastern parts of the nation, are scheduled to be shut down soon for regular maintenance.

              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/e...AJ201203030025

              Companies abandoning disaster-stricken areas

              Where once a bustling electronic parts plant was filled with workers in the Hirono industrial complex, about 20 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, today the only object inside a spacious building is a chair with a phone.
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              A police officer checks a vehicle entering the Naraha south industrial complex. (Kengo Hiyoshi)
              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203030001

              Failed Fukushima nuclear crisis center opened to media

              OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Signs of a hasty retreat remained at an off-site center that failed to perform its functions in dealing with the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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              A message, “3u explosion,” remains on a whiteboard in the off-site center in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 2. (Ikuro Aiba)
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              A large map centering on the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant remains on the wall of an off-site center in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 2. (Ikuro Aiba)
              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203030015
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              Fidel Castro hopes to visit Fukushima disaster area

              LOS ANGELES--Fidel Castro said he wants to visit Fukushima next year.

              Former Cuban President Fidel Castro talks to Japanese participants following the Global Hibakusha Forum in Havana on March 1. (Yuki Homma)
              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203030023

              TEPCO to insert thermometer through pipe into Fukushima reactor

              Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to insert a thermometer through a pipe into the pressure vessel of the No. 2 reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to get more accurate readings of interior temperatures.
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              Editorial: Lessons learned 1 year after March 2011 disasters

              Ryoichi Abe, 51, a fisherman from Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, was operating off the Ojika Peninsula when a massive tsunami generated by the Great East Japan Earthquake hit his neighborhood on March 11, 2011.

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na005000c.html

              1,331 deaths related to March 2011 disaster recognized in 5 prefectures

              SENDAI (Kyodo) -- The number of deaths officially recognized as related to the March 2011 disaster, such as those resulting from the stresses of living in evacuation shelters, totaled 1,331 in five prefectures, exceeding the 921 recorded in Hyogo and Osaka prefectures after the Great Hanshin Earthquake in January 1995, a Kyodo News survey found Friday.

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

              Japan needs new mechanism to address nuclear crisis: Kan

              TOKYO, March 2, Kyodo
              Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan has called for a drastic improvement in the government response to nuclear accidents, noting its response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis was defective.

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

              Chernobyl expert urges food decontamination around Fukushima plant

              AOMORI (Kyodo) -- A Russian expert on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster told a symposium in Aomori Prefecture on Friday that it is imperative to cleanse food of radioactive substances released by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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

              Fidel Castro calls on Japanese to tell nuclear experience to world

              HAVANA (Kyodo) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro took part in a gathering for Japanese atomic-bomb survivors organized by the Cuban government and a Japanese NGO on Thursday in Havana and called on them to convey to the world their experiences regarding the recent nuclear crisis in Japan and the 1945 U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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

              TEPCO notifies gov't of plan to replace thermometer at Fukushima plant

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it has notified the government of a plan to set up a new temperature gauging device replacing a troubled thermometer at a reactor at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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

              Ministry leaders decided to hold nuclear data after Fukushima crisis

              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The science minister and other top ministry officials decided to withhold radiation forecast data from the public four days after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, an internal document made available Friday showed.

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

              Interior of Fukushima No. 1 plant's emergency center shown to reporters

              OKUMA, Fukushima -- The Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant's "off-site center," where an emergency task force to respond to disasters at the plant had been set up, was unveiled to the media here on March 2.

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

              From broken temp sensors to leaky pipes, Fukushima nuke plant plagued with problems

              Nearly a year has passed since the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, and while some progress has been made in decommissioning the power station, operations continue to be plagued with problems from broken temperature sensors to leaky piping.

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

              6,800 tons of radiation-tainted rice straw left lying in 8 prefectures

              Some 6,800 metric tons of rice straw contaminated with radioactive substances leaked from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant remains in eight prefectures with no immediate prospect of disposal, the Mainichi has learned.

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

              Local gov'ts, farmers struggle with hundreds of tons of radiation-tainted rice straw

              Local governments and farmers in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures have been struggling unsuccessfully to dispose of hundreds of metric tons of rice straw, sewage sludge and ash tainted with radiation from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

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

              Kagoshima Firm to Sell Italian Biomass Power Generators

              Kagoshima, March 3 (Jiji Press)--Birumen Kagoshima Co. plans to sell a biomass power generating system developed by Italy's BTS SpA, company officials said.

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030300159

              Few See Progress in Postdisaster Reconstruction: Jiji Poll

              Tokyo, March 3 (Jiji Press)--A recent Jiji Press opinion poll shows that 81.2 pct of respondents see little or no progress in postdisaster reconstruction and work to end Japan's nuclear crisis.

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030300229

              One Year On: Reconstruction Outlook Particularly Gloomy for Fukushima

              Fukushima, March 3 (Jiji Press)--The outlook for Fukushima Prefecture's revival is particularly gloomy as the northeastern Japan prefecture suffers not only from damage from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami but from the impact of the nuclear crisis.

              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030300281
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              • #67
                Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +


                http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                10:00
                17:42
                http://youtu.be/XPhr0grKqE0

                Press Release (Mar 04,2012)
                Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00 pm, March 4)


                http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030404-e.html
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                Yomiuri online

                Editorial: Reactivate nuclear reactors to prevent recession

                The bitter winter chill is gradually easing. It looks like the nation has been able to meet peak demand for electricity over the winter and avoid a greatly feared electricity crisis.

                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/20120303dy02.htm

                Disposal sites refuse to accept 140,000 tons of tainted waste

                At least 140,000 tons of sewage sludge, ash and soil contaminated with radioactive materials has yet to be disposed of in Tokyo and six prefectures in the Kanto region following the crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, it has been learned.

                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120303003721.htm

                Poll: Public not satisfied with quake rebuilding

                A total of 72 percent of respondents said they could see little or no progress in reconstruction efforts for areas hit by last year's Great East Japan Earthquake, according to a recent survey by The Yomiuri Shimbun ahead of the first anniversary of the March 11 disaster.

                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120303003717.htm

                TEPCO plans to stop buying CO2 credits / Halt would hurt effort to fight global warming

                Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to give up purchasing carbon dioxide emissions credits in the next 10 years, a step that would be a serious setback to the country's efforts to address global warming, according to sources.

                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120303003969.htm
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                AJW

                NISA’s ad hoc team pointed to reactor meltdowns early

                Two months before it was made public that fuel melted in three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a team at the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency deduced it but nothing was done with the sensitive information.
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                The NISA team’s report said meltdowns occurred as of 2:45 p.m. on March 18. (The Asahi Shimbun)
                http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203040020
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                Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                Anti-nuclear activist sees commonalities between Minamata and Fukushima

                According to Aileen Mioko Smith, who together with her late husband, the photographer Eugene Smith, drew the world's attention to one of Japan's most far-reaching pollution-caused diseases, the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis and Minamata disease have many things in common.

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

                86% of municipalities reluctant to accept debris from March disasters

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A total of 86 percent of municipalities in Japan responding to a survey said they are reluctant to accept debris from Iwate and Miyagi prefectures, which were severely hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, partly due to fears it may contain radioactive substances resulting from the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the poll showed Saturday.

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

                TEPCO to Raise Household Rates by 10 Pct in July

                Tokyo, March 4 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> is considering raising its household electricity rates by 10 pct as early as July, sources familiar with the matter said Sunday.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030400067

                (Update) TEPCO to Raise Household Rates by 10 Pct

                Tokyo, March 4 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> is considering raising its household electricity rates by 10 pct as early as July, sources familiar with the matter said Sunday.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030400108

                Hong Kong to Ease Curbs on Japanese Food Imports

                Hong Kong, March 4 (Jiji Press)--The Hong Kong government will shortly ease its restrictions on imports of Japanese meat and eggs, officials said.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030400184

                Japan to Provide Financial Aid over Disaster Debris Disposal: Noda

                Tokyo, March 4 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Sunday his government will provide financial assistance to local governments that accept debris from last year's disasters that hit northeastern Japan for disposal.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030400245
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                Sankei news

                panorama photo

                Kawauchi school, Fukushima
                http://photo.sankei.jp.msn.com/panor.../0302kawauchi/

                13 trees-planting ceremony(Arbor Day) in Naraha, Fukushima
                13 trees: 11 persons died and 2 persons still missing by Tsunami

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                JMA

                01:58 JST 04 Mar 2012 37.0N 141.7E 30 km M4.0 Fukushima-ken Oki

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                • #68
                  Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +


                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                  21:46
                  http://youtu.be/XPhr0grKqE0


                  Regarding start of reparation payouts for losses due to Voluntary Evacuation
                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2022803-e.html
                  Feb.28 press released http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2022803-e.html

                  Press Release (Mar 05,2012)
                  Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 3:00 pm, March 5)

                  other

                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030504-e.html

                  Press Release (Mar 05,2012)
                  Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00 pm, March 5)


                  http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030505-e.html
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                  NHK world

                  IAEA board meeting to kick off, with focus on Iran

                  Monday, March 05, 2012 05:55 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120305_03.html

                  Netanyahu, Obama to discuss Iran's nuclear issues

                  Monday, March 05, 2012 08:07 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120305_10.html

                  5 likely died of starvation in no-entry zone

                  NHK has learned that at least 5 people probably died of starvation after being stranded in the evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following the disaster last year.

                  Monday, March 05, 2012 18:40 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120305_22.html

                  TEPCO managers sued for 5.5 tril. yen

                  A group of shareholders in Tokyo Electric Power Company has sued former and current executives of the utility, seeking 5.5 trillion yen, or nearly 68 billion dollars, in damages over the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
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                  Monday, March 05, 2012 19:41 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120305_27.html

                  Nuclear security summit may pressure N.Korea

                  Monday, March 05, 2012 19:41 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120305_26.html
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                  Yomiuri online

                  REVITALIZING JAPAN--Creative use of land / Kyushu eyes Asia to boost economy

                  The following is the sixth installment in the "Creative use of land" section of a series of articles examining ways to restore Japan's vitality. This part of the series explores how to utilize land in the face of problems common to all parts of the country. This article looks at what has been done in the Kyushu region to boost its growth.

                  http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120304004483.htm
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                  AJW

                  Memorial services held in disaster areas

                  Memorial services were held across the devastated Tohoku region on March 4 to mark last year's disaster that claimed some 20,000 lives.
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                  Wearing protective clothing, Kazuo Owada attends a memorial service in the no-entry zone in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 4. (Ikuro Aiba)
                  http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203050054

                  Geothermal power generation planned in national parks

                  The government’s plan to allow businesses to build geothermal plants in national parks is expected to start in the prefecture that is home to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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                  Japan cleans up radiation zone, unsure of success

                  FUKUSHIMA -- Workers in rubber boots chip at the frozen ground, scraping until they've removed the top 5 centimeters of radioactive soil from the yard of a single home. Total amount of waste gathered: roughly 60 tons.
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                  this July 24, 2011 photo, an abandoned bicycle rests on a road partially blocked by ships that washed ashore in the town of Namie, inside the 20-kilometer exclusion zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, in northeastern Japan. A year after a tsunami crippled the plant and caused widespread radiation leaks, a massive and complex cleanup has begun, but experts say areas inside the nuclear exclusion zone will be difficult to decontaminate. (AP Photo)
                  http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203050080
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                  Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                  Saving sake: Struggling to restore confidence in Fukushima's liquor-destined rice

                  "It really brought tears to my eyes," said Fukushima Prefecture sake producer Yasuhiro Watanabe, recalling the moment he saw a brand new bottle of sake and vegetables from the prefecture discarded in a station rubbish bin in Tokyo.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...na015000c.html

                  Korean nuclear envoys could meet during U.S. forum

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in044000c.html

                  H.K. to resume some food imports from Japan

                  HONG KONG (Kyodo) -- Hong Kong's health chief on Sunday indicated that the government will soon lift some restrictions on food imports from Japan imposed in the wake of the country's nuclear crisis.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm021000c.html

                  83% of local gov'ts have anxiety in distributing iodine preparation

                  FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- A Kyodo News survey showed Sunday that 83 percent of local governments nationwide have anxiety about distributing iodine preparation to their residents in case of a nuclear crisis, partly because they do not know how to instruct residents to take it.

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

                  Noda vows to accelerate disposal of debris generated in March disaster

                  TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda pledged Sunday to accelerate the disposal of debris generated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami last year by offering financial assistance to municipalities that accept the waste and conducting radiation tests to ease concerns among local residents.

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

                  Japan leader points to disaster response failures

                  TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's prime minister acknowledged Saturday the government failed in its response to last year's earthquake and tsunami, being too slow in relaying key information and believing too much in "a myth of safety" about nuclear power.

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

                  Kanagawa Pref. citizens start service to check food for radiation

                  YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) -- A group of about 30 residents of Kanagawa Prefecture including mothers with young children on Monday started a service to measure the levels of radioactive substances in food.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm110000c.html

                  Fukushima nuclear disaster likely on agenda at Seoul nuclear summit

                  SEOUL (Kyodo) -- The 2011 nuclear disaster caused by the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan is likely to be on the agenda at the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul as part of efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism, South Korean foreign minister Kim Sung Hwan said Monday.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm119000c.html

                  Anxious Fukushima town residents await review of no-go zone

                  OKUMA, Fukushima -- This town frequently witnesses many vehicles carrying workers to and from the crippled Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant.

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

                  Fukushima village comes together for radioactive cleanup and recovery project

                  IITATE, Fukushima -- The people of this village are all gone, ordered to leave last year due to radioactive contamination. The citizens of Iitate, however, are working for the day they might return, as dump trucks rumble through the abandoned center loaded with soil and other materials for disposal -- part of a government model decontamination operation.

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

                  In the eyes of a child: 3-year-old's life turned upside down by Fukushima crisis

                  DATE, Fukushima -- "Grandpa, radiation scares me. Let's go back."

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

                  Fukushima city sees more patients with insomnia, high blood pressure: survey

                  FUKUSHIMA -- The rate of insomnia and high blood pressure among people in this city had grown significantly in the first six months since the outbreak of the nuclear disaster in comparison to data from the previous year, a recently revealed survey shows.

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

                  Man who lost parents to tsunami vows to work for recovery of hometown

                  NARAHA, Fukushima -- A man who lost his parents to the March 11 tsunami joined a mourning ceremony for local victims here on March 4, where he vowed to use his strength for the recovery of his hometown.

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

                  Medical personnel quitting Fukushima due to lingering fears of radiation exposure

                  FUKUSHIMA -- Fears of radiation exposure continue to haunt people in Fukushima Prefecture, nearly one year after the March 11 megaquake and tsunami triggered the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

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

                  TEPCO to Offer Summer Discount Plans for Biz Users

                  Tokyo, March 5 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> on Monday announced three discount plans for corporate users to encourage them to cut electricity consumption in summer when demand soars.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030500832

                  Tokyo Gas Agrees on LNG Cooperation in Vietnam

                  Tokyo, March 5 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Gas Co. <9531> said Monday that it has agreed with a Vietnamese gas supplier to cooperate in liquefied natural gas-related businesses in the Southeast Asian country.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030500874

                  Shimadzu's Gear Can Check Rice for Radiation in 5 Seconds

                  Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Pref., March 5 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Shimadzu Corp. <7701> said Monday that it has developed a prototype of an ultrafast radiation-measuring device for rice.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030500881

                  One Year On: Frustration Increasing over TEPCO N-Crisis Compensation

                  Tokyo, March 5 (Jiji Press)--With financial damage still growing one year after Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant was badly damaged by the March 11 disaster, frustration is increasing among victims of Japan's worst nuclear accident.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030500451

                  INTERVIEW: Japan Should Clarify Chain of Command in Emergencies

                  Tokyo, March 5 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government should clarify its chain of command for emergencies to ensure swift decision-making, Nobuo Ishihara, a former senior bureaucrat, said in a recent interview.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030500557

                  One Year On: Japan Working on New Energy Policy

                  Tokyo, March 5 (Jiji Press)--After the Fukushima nuclear accident about a year ago heightened concerns about the safety of nuclear power, the Japanese government is now working to map out a new basic energy plan by this summer.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030500655

                  3 Japan Megabanks to OK Extra Loans to TEPCO

                  Tokyo, March 5 (Jiji Press)--Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. and two other Japanese megabanks are set to meet requests for additional loans to struggling Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501>, informed sources said Monday.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030500756

                  Japan to Contribute More to IAEA N-Plant Safety Program

                  Vienna, March 5 (Jiji Press)--A top Japanese diplomat here on Monday announced Tokyo's plan to contribute additional 4 million euros to the International Atomic Energy Agency's action program to enhance the safety of nuclear power plants.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030600046
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                  Sankei news

                  decontamination in Kashiwa, Chiba pref

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                  JMA

                  13:39 JST 05 Mar 2012 37.0N 141.2E 20 km M4.0 Fukushima-ken Oki

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                  • #69
                    Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +

                    Thanks you Makoto for all the work documenting and reporting on the Fukushima Daiichi events.

                    It has come to our attention that some people on the internet are exploiting this tragedy by sensationalizing and creating false stories about Fukushima.

                    Please judge carefully what you are viewing on the internet - especially if the site is asking for donations. Usually the truth is much more boring than a story that has been sensationalized.

                    The earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 was a great tragedy of our time. An estimated 15,000+ lost their lives. People drowned in their cars, homes, schools. We have all seen the videos. People racing to out run the approaching waters, only to be lost from sight as they lose their footing and disappear in the wall of debris. Over 3200 are still missing.

                    It is a travesty to the victims to twist the truth about the events of that day and continuing issues involving the radiation from the Fukushima nuclear facility.

                    We should honor the victims, their families, and the entire community of Japan by telling the true story of events as they happen.

                    We have learned much about earthquakes, tsunamis, fault lines, radiation, and nuclear accidents from this event. We owe all the victims a duty for their sacrifice to use this information for the betterment of society.

                    Again, thank you Makoto for all of your hard work diligently documenting these events.
                    "May the long time sun
                    Shine upon you,
                    All love surround you,
                    And the pure light within you
                    Guide your way on."

                    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                    Aristotle

                    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                    Mohandas Gandhi

                    Be the light that is within.

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                    • #70
                      Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +

                      cat

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                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                      Press Release (Mar 06,2012)
                      Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 3:00 pm, March 6)

                      other

                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030604-e.html

                      Press Release (Mar 06,2012)
                      Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00 pm, March 6)


                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030605-e.html





                      http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushi...20306_01-e.pdf
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                      NHK world

                      SoftBank to build 4 solar power plants

                      Japanese mobile phone carrier SoftBank has announced plans to build 4 solar power plants.

                      Tuesday, March 06, 2012 03:08 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120306_05.html

                      IAEA Director General expresses Iran concerns

                      Tuesday, March 06, 2012 04:34 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120306_06.html

                      Edano: TEPCO's corporate culture requires change

                      Industry Minister Yukio Edano has warned the operator of the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant to quit backdoor lobbying on the subject of restructuring the company.

                      Tuesday, March 06, 2012 16:07 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120306_18.html

                      N.Korea may have completed turbine building

                      Tuesday, March 06, 2012 18:42 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120306_26.html

                      New robot to explore damaged nuclear plants

                      A Japanese firm has developed a robot that can efficiently explore highly radioactive reactor buildings.
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                      Tuesday, March 06, 2012 20:17 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120306_30.html

                      Iran to allow IAEA access to military site

                      Tuesday, March 06, 2012 22:17 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120306_31.html
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                      Yomiuri online

                      Miyagi city to build huge solar plant

                      IWANUMA, Miyagi--The Iwanuma city government plans to build a mega solar power plant on farmland rendered useless by salt damage and subsidence as a result of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

                      http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T120305005110.htm
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                      AJW

                      Fukushima home movies edited into film, sent to Cannes

                      While the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami altered the coastal areas of Fukushima, the memories of what once was are preserved forever, thanks to the foresight of the prefectural government.

                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203060006

                      Softbank Group set for groundbreaking for 4 solar farms

                      SB Energy Corp. said March 5 it plans to construct four large-scale solar farms in Japan, a move prompted by last year's Great East Japan Earthquake and a shift toward natural energy projects.

                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/AJ201203060043

                      REMEMBERING 3/11: New mom vows to give daughter a happy future

                      IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Born amid the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake last year, little Runa Hoshiyama has had an unsettling first year of life.

                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203060026

                      Shareholders file $67 billion lawsuit against TEPCO executives
                      *REUTERS

                      Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeast Japan, are suing the utility's executives for a record 5.5 trillion yen ($67.4 billion) in compensation, lawyers said.

                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203060012

                      Survey shows widespread skepticism about cleanup in Fukushima

                      Ninety-two percent of Fukushima residents believe the groundwork has yet to be laid for rebuilding the prefecture nearly a year after the disaster started at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, a survey showed.
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                      Rights group: Japan too slow in Fukushima health checks

                      A year after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan's government is still too slow in providing health checks and information to residents, leaving them confused and suspicious of authorities, Human Rights Watch said on March 6.

                      Evacuees undergo checkups in Date, Fukushima Prefecture in January. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203060075
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                      Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                      Editorial: Gov't must listen to communities striving to recover from nuke disaster

                      Restoration work has moved into high gear in municipalities where most of the residents were forced to evacuate because of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na001000c.html

                      Japan cleans up radiation zone, unsure of success

                      FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Workers in rubber boots chip at the frozen ground, scraping until they've removed the top 2 inches (5 centimeters) of radioactive soil from the yard of a single home. Total amount of waste gathered: roughly 60 tons.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...fe096000c.html

                      Saving sake: Post-tsunami reopened sake shop brings comfort to Fukushima town evacuees

                      When tsunami waves engulfed the entire Suzuki Shuzoten sake brewery in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 11, 2011, its senior managing director and sake producer Daisuke Suzuki thought the business could never be restored again.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...na016000c.html

                      Soccer: Miyagi among 5 venues proposed for Women's U-20 World Cup, Fukushima misses cut

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japan Football Association has proposed using Miyagi Stadium as one of five venues to host the Women's Under-20 World Cup this summer, JFA vice president Kozo Tashima said Monday.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sport...sp127000c.html

                      Softbank unit to build mega solar power plants in Kyoto, Gunma, Tokushima

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Softbank Corp. subsidiary SB Energy Corp. will build and operate solar power plants in Kyoto, Shinto in Gunma Prefecture, and Matsushige and Komatsushima in Tokushima Prefecture, according to separate announcements Monday.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu124000c.html

                      U.N. nuke chief: 'serious concerns' over Iran

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in073000c.html

                      TEPCO offers discounts for summer power-saving efforts by small firms

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday it will offer electricity rate discounts for power-saving efforts this summer by smaller businesses to reduce the additional financial burden on them following its planned rate hike from April.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm027000c.html

                      Local gov'ts to get more support for accepting disaster debris

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The central government on Monday announced a set of additional financial support measures to get local governments nationwide to accept and help dispose of debris generated by last March's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm028000c.html

                      Fault under Tsuruga nuclear plant could trigger M7.4 quake: research

                      TOKYO (Kyodo) -- An active fault running under the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at Japan Atomic Power Co.'s Tsuruga nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture is at least 35 kilometers long and could trigger an earthquake with a magnitude of around 7.4, much higher than previously anticipated, a team of government-affiliated researchers said Monday.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm081000c.html

                      Japan to contribute 4 mil. euros to IAEA for nuclear safety

                      VIENNA (Kyodo) -- Japan pledged Monday to contribute 4 million euros, or 430 million yen, to help the International Atomic Energy Agency implement its action plan to raise safety levels at nuclear reactors worldwide.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm151000c.html

                      JR East to relocate section of Joban Line hit hard by tsunami

                      .....Masayuki Satomi, head of JR East's Sendai branch, said it is set to relocate an 18.2-kilometer section of the line along the Pacific coast between Hamayoshida in Miyagi Prefecture and Komagamine in Fukushima Prefecture up to one kilometer inland to avoid damage from any future tsunami.

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

                      Shenanigans at TEPCO subsidiary led to higher electricity rates: investigation

                      Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) raised electricity rates after one of its subsidiaries offloaded an assignment from the utility -- and its projected profits -- onto a third-party firm, a Tokyo Metropolitan Government investigation has revealed.

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

                      Health effects of radiation doses under 100 millisieverts still unknown

                      As radioactive material from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant continues to contaminate wide swathes of Japan, the health effects of radiation -- including from relatively low doses -- are a matter of concern for many, and unknowns remain.

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

                      Topy Develops Robot for Fukushima N-Plant

                      Tokyo, March 6 (Jiji Press)--Topy Industries Ltd. <7231> said Tuesday that the Japanese auto and construction machine parts maker will lend its newly developed research robot to Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> for free to support work at its disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030600866

                      Softbank to Launch Mega Solar Biz

                      Tokyo, March 6 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Corp. <9984> plans to build mega solar power plants in four locations in Japan, aiming to launch their operations in July.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030600891

                      Japanese Consortium to Begin Wind Power Project off Fukushima

                      Tokyo, March 6 (Jiji Press)--A consortium of Japanese companies and the University of Tokyo will launch an experimental large-scale floating wind power generation project off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture this month, they said Tuesday.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030600911

                      Over 70 Pct of 20-Somethings Not to Return to Fukushima Village

                      Fukushima, March 6 (Jiji Press)--Over 70 pct of residents in their 20s have no plan to return after leaving a village in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, due to the nuclear crisis, a survey revealed Tuesday.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030600654

                      One Year On: Fukushima Struggling over Blanket Health Survey

                      Fukushima, March 6 (Jiji Press)--Authorities in Fukushima are struggling over a blanket health survey for residents in the northeastern Japan prefecture in the wake of contamination with radioactive substances following the nuclear crisis that began nearly a year ago at a Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> plant.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030600922
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                        Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +


                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                        Press Release (Mar 07,2012)
                        Situation of storing and treatment of accumulated water including highly concentrated radioactive materials at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station(37th Release)


                        Attachment http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...s/120307e2.pdf
                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030703-e.html

                        Press Release (Mar 07,2012)
                        Report with regards to "Policy on the mid term security" for the Units 1 to 4 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2) (Revised 2 ) and (3) (Revised)


                        Attachment http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/betu...es/120307c.pdf http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/betu...es/120307d.pdf
                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030704-e.html

                        Press Release (Mar 07,2012)
                        Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 3:00 pm, March 7)

                        other

                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030705-e.html

                        Press Release (Mar 07,2012)
                        Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00 pm, March 7)


                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030706-e.html

                        Press Release (Mar 07,2012)
                        Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station (March 7, 2012)


                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030707-e.html


                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/area-e.html
                        http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2022803-e.html
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                        NHK world

                        EU asks Iran to resume talks on nuclear program

                        Wednesday, March 07, 2012 06:19 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120307_01.html

                        US nuclear expert: Fukushima was preventable

                        A US nuclear expert says Japan could have predicted the impact of last year's tsunami on the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

                        Wednesday, March 07, 2012 06:20 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120307_07.html

                        IAEA governors discuss N.Korean nuclear issue

                        Wednesday, March 07, 2012 06:21 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120307_08.html

                        N.Korea's chief nuclear envoy arrives in New York

                        Wednesday, March 07, 2012 08:57 +0900 (JST)
                        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120307_10.html
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                        Yomiuri online

                        ONE YEAR AFTER THE DISASTER / Slow payments hinder returns

                        Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s delay in compensating victims of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is hindering evacuees ability to return home.
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                        Rights group: Japan too slow in Fukushima health checks
                        *REUTERS

                        A year after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan's government is still too slow in providing health checks and information to residents, leaving them confused and suspicious of authorities, Human Rights Watch said on March 6.

                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203070013

                        Melted fuel from U.S. nuclear accident may help Japanese efforts

                        The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said on March 5 melted nuclear fuel from the 1979 accident at the U.S. Three Mile Island power plant in its possession may be analyzed to help prepare for the decommissioning of the crippled Japanese reactors.

                        Part of the melted nuclear fuel from the accident at the U.S. Three Mile Island nuclear power plant (Provided by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency)

                        A cross-section view of melted nuclear fuel. The part that looks green is uranium dioxide and the part appearing brown contains zirconium, iron, nickel and other metals. (Provided by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203070001

                        Ceiling girder removed from Fukushima reactor

                        Tokyo Electric Power Co. released images on March 6 showing the removal of a large girder from the top floor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant’s No. 4 reactor building.
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                        A ceiling girder is removed from the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on March 5. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203070021

                        Three Mile Island offers treasure trove of lessons for Fukushima

                        THREE MILE ISLAND, Pennsylvania--When engineers inserted a camera probe into the stricken Unit 2 reactor of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant here more than three decades ago, the images that appeared were quite unlike anything they had anticipated.
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                        The stricken Unit 2 reactor, where fuel removal was completed, at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania (Naoya Kon)
                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203070054
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                        ANN

                        decontamination in Kashiwa, Chiba pref
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                        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                        Editorial: Time to say goodbye to nuclear power

                        The illusion of nuclear power safety has been torn out by the root. The Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed the great waves of March 11 last year made sure of that.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na003000c.html

                        Saving sake: 300-year-old brewery battling against impact of Fukushima nuclear crisis

                        KORIYAMA, Fukushima -- Niidahonke, a sake brewery here that marked the 300th anniversary of its founding last year to ironically coincide with the outbreak of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, has since been fighting a battle against harmful rumors about radiation threats with its new sake brands made from "natural rice.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...na007000c.html

                        Satellite images show progress at North Korea reactor

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in078000c.html

                        Gov't panel begins discussing renewable energy tariff system rules

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A government panel on Tuesday began discussing what rules to set for the renewable energy feed-in tariff system to begin operating in July.

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

                        Edano hopes new floating wind farm off Fukushima will support region

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese industry minister Yukio Edano on Tuesday expressed hope that the planned construction of a floating wind farm off Fukushima Prefecture will help the disaster-stricken region to recover by eventually creating about 4,000 jobs.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm041000c.html

                        U.S. envoy cites need for regional mechanism to respond to disasters

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos said on Tuesday there is a need to create a multilateral scheme involving the U.S. forces to respond to disasters in the Asia-Pacific region, like happened following last March's massive earthquake and tsunami, and ensuing nuclear crisis, in Japan.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm043000c.html

                        Fukushima nuclear crisis was preventable: U.S. experts

                        WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- The nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan could have been prevented if Japanese authorities and the operator of the plant had strengthened safety measures in accordance with international standards, U.S. experts said Tuesday.

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

                        Gov't plans to redraw nuclear no-go zone to remove city of Tamura

                        FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- The government conveyed to the city of Tamura in Fukushima Prefecture on Tuesday its plan to redesignate the city as outside the no-go zone near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant as early as April, the municipality said.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm048000c.html

                        Over 70&#37; of farmers in quake-hit area still feel negative effects: poll

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- More than 71 percent of farming households responding to a survey in the three prefectures most severely stricken by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami feel their business is still being affected by the quake and consequent nuclear crisis, the Development Bank of Japan poll showed Tuesday.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm049000c.html

                        36% of evacuees from Fukushima not wanting to return: survey

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Thirty-six percent of 185 people displaced from Fukushima Prefecture who responded to a Kyodo News survey are reluctant to return to their homes, while 42 percent want to return, the poll results showed Tuesday.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm050000c.html

                        Quake severity estimate for Tsuruga nuclear plant to be reassessed

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency plans to call on Japan Atomic Power Co. to reassess its worst-case scenario for an earthquake at its Tsuruga nuclear power plant in light of new research showing a bigger-than-expected quake could strike the plant in Fukui Prefecture, agency officials said Tuesday.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm051000c.html

                        Contaminated water may still be leaking into sea from Fukushima plant

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A group of researchers has reported that radiation-contaminated water could still be leaking into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, nearly a year after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns at the complex.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm052000c.html

                        Japan has to deal with nuclear crisis with 'utmost seriousness': JAEC head

                        FUKUI (Kyodo) -- Japan has to deal with the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant "with the utmost seriousness and great sense of remorse," the head of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission said Wednesday.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm106000c.html

                        Industry minister to tell TEPCO to cut 'free' contracts with affiliated firms by 30 percent

                        Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano said on March 6 that he would urge Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to cut the amount of its "free" contracts with its affiliated firms and subsidiaries by 30 percent within three years.

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

                        Miyagi governor to visit Japan's neighbors this year to promote tourism

                        Miyagi Gov. Yoshihiro Murai said March 7 that he will visit Taiwan, South Korea and China this year to help revitalize the local tourism industry, which has been seriously affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear crisis.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm164000c.html

                        Evacuees from March 11 disasters losing hope of going home

                        Of those who have evacuated from areas hit hard by the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis, an increasing number are considering settling down in locations away from their hometowns, a Mainichi survey has found.

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

                        Toppan Develops Cesium-Absorbing Paper

                        Tokyo, March 7 (Jiji Press)--Toppan Printing Co. <7911> said Wednesday it has developed paper filled with zeolite, a mineral that absorbs radioactive substances, in a bid to help decontamination work.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030700858

                        Japanese Consortium to Begin Wind Power Project off Fukushima

                        Tokyo, March 6 (Jiji Press)--A consortium of Japanese companies and the University of Tokyo will launch an experimental large-scale floating wind power generation project off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture this month, they said Tuesday.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030600911

                        Half of Japanese See March 11 Memories Fading: Survey

                        Tokyo, March 7 (Jiji Press)--A Dentsu Inc. <4324> survey showed Wednesday that 50.2 pct of Japanese people think that the memories of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami last year are fading and the lessons learned from the disaster have not been adequately used to better prepare for a future disaster.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030701016

                        One Year On: Japan Gropes for Ways to Decommission Crippled N-Reactors

                        Tokyo, March 7 (Jiji Press)--After declaring last December that the Fukushima nuclear accident had been contained, Japan is beginning to tackle the unprecedented mission of decommissioning multiple nuclear reactors after core meltdowns.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030700983

                        One Year On: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Far from Over

                        Tokyo, March 7 (Jiji Press)--Japan's nuclear crisis is far from over nearly one year after it began, with accurate conditions inside reactors at a disaster-stricken power plant at the center of the crisis still not known.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030701025

                        TEPCO to Install Cover over No. 4 Reactor for Fuel Removal

                        Tokyo, March 7 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Wednesday that it plans to install a steel-framed cover over the building of the No. 4 reactor at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to prepare for removing fuel from the reactor's pool.

                        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030701121
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                        AFP

                        Cleaning up Fukushima is still dangerous work
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                        Sankei news

                        TOPY Industry has developed new robot
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                        JMA

                        10:12 JST 07 Mar 2012 37.1N 141.2E 50 km M4.0 Fukushima-ken Oki

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                        • #72
                          Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +


                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                          Press Release (Mar 08,2012)
                          Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 3:00 pm, March 8)


                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030804-e.html

                          Press Release (Mar 08,2012)
                          Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00 pm, March 8)


                          Appendix:http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...s/120308e4.pdf http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...s/110819e2.pdf
                          http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030806-e.html
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                          NHK world

                          US top nuclear regulator stresses data disclosure

                          The head of the US nuclear regulator has praised the recent disclosure of its minutes showing how it handled the Fukushima nuclear accident.

                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 07:38 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_07.html

                          Nuclear envoys from Koreas attend NY conference

                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 09:30 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_09.html

                          Japan's 1st current account deficit in 3 years

                          Japan's current account balance in January slipped into the red for the first time in 3 years, also marking the biggest deficit on record.

                          .....Meanwhile, imports surged 11.2 percent due to reasons such as an increase of liquefied natural gas for thermal power plants. Those plants have been used in place of nuclear power plants that went off-line following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March last year.

                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 11:46 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_13.html

                          Mothers speak of nuclear fears at UN

                          Japanese mothers who fled to the greater Tokyo Metropolitan area after last year's accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have spoken at the United Nations about health fears for their children.

                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:57 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_14.html

                          Futaba Town asks TEPCO to compensate damage

                          Futaba Town, Fukushima Prefecture, has demanded that the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant pay about 211 million dollars as compensation for damage caused to the township.

                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 14:09 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_19.html

                          March disaster forces 645 firms out of business

                          The number of corporate failures has reached nearly 650 since the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan.

                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 17:34 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_25.html

                          Decontamination starts at Fukushima main roads

                          Work has started to reduce levels of radiation on roads inside some evacuation zones around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The work is part of government efforts to allow some evacuees to return home in the near future.
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                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 18:06 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_24.html

                          Survey: Most municipalities wary of nuclear plant

                          An NHK survey has found that nearly 80 percent of municipalities hosting or located near nuclear power plants are wary about resuming operations at reactors that are offline for regular inspections.
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                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 18:26 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_26.html

                          Ukraine promises nuclear cooperation

                          The chairman of Ukraine's parliament says the country will share with Japan its experience of dealing with the aftermath of a major nuclear accident.

                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 19:40 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_29.html

                          Fukushima gov. inspects Daiichi nuclear plant

                          The governor of Fukushima Prefecture has asked the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to continue efforts to decommission its crippled reactors.

                          Thursday, March 08, 2012 20:07 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120308_30.html
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                          Yomiuri online

                          Editorial: Entire nation must help dispose of debris from March 11 disaster

                          The disposal of debris in areas severely hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake has fallen far behind schedule. This is a serious situation that could greatly hamper restoration efforts.

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/editorial/T120307005542.htm

                          ONE YEAR AFTER THE DISASTER / Schools with fewer students struggle to reopen / High number of families with children displaced by Fukushima disaster yet to return to municipalities

                          "I passed the entrance exam of the high school I wanted to go to," one student wrote.
                          Since mid-January, students have been posting messages like this one on the blog of the municipal Naraha Middle School in Fukushima Prefecture.

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120307005990.htm

                          Robot built to explore nuclear plant

                          A Tokyo company has developed a small, highly mobile robot that will be sent into the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to take photos inside reactor buildings and measure radiation levels.

                          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120307005857.htm
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                          Japan records largest current account deficit since 1985

                          A huge trade deficit brought on by the import of the largest volume of liquefied natural gas (LNG) led to a 437.3 billion yen ($5.4 billion) deficit in Japan's current account for January.

                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201203080082

                          Softbank, Mitsui team up on mega-solar farm in Tottori

                          The Softbank Group announced that it will join forces with trading house Mitsui & Co. to build a “mega-solar power facility” in Tottori Prefecture.

                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201203080105

                          Environment tax to take effect in October

                          The government looks set to introduce an environment tax in October that would cost a typical household an additional 100 yen a month and generate 260 billion yen ($3.2 billion) a year in new revenue.

                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201203080097

                          Health uncertainties torment Japanese in nuke zone
                          *THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

                          FUKUSHIMA -- Yoshiko Ota keeps her windows shut. She never hangs her laundry outdoors. Fearful of birth defects, she warns her daughters: Never have children.

                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203080111

                          Fukushima No. 4 reactor saved by upgrade mishap

                          Bungled replacement work and a chance opening in a separator gate very likely saved the No. 4 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant from descending into a nightmarish situation, it has been learned.
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                          REMEMBERING 3/11: Photos capture disaster zones now and then

                          A fishing vessel washed ashore by the tsunami, a train car lifted from its tracks by a wall of waves and a dimly lit gym packed with evacuees are some of the images forever etched in memory after the devastation wrought by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami last year.
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                          Above left: Vacant lots, particularly near the waterfront, are still conspicuous in a residential area in the Hisanohama-machi district of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Feb. 22. (Eiji Hori); right: The tsunami swept through the area on March 11, 2011, leaving fires in its wake. (The Asahi Shimbun)
                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203080018

                          REMEMBERING 3/11: Fukushima children beg government, 'Please get rid of radiation'

                          When a 9-year-old boy from Fukushima Prefecture wrote a letter to Prime Minister Naoto Kan in August, he asked a question that was on the minds of many other children his age.
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                          "Ken," a 9-year-old who evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture to Kyoto, hopes to again play soccer with his father on a regular basis. (Kazushi Nakauji)
                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203080076

                          REMEMBERING 3/11: Fukushima plant's 'fateful day' was March 15

                          The March 11 tsunami that engulfed the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was horrific enough. But in the hours that followed, it became apparent that Japan had a major nuclear disaster on its hands.

                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203080014

                          REMEMBERING 3/11: Fukushima an open-ended conclusion to photographer’s long career

                          YANAI, Yamaguchi Prefecture -- Kikujiro Fukushima’s eyes barely see, his ears barely take in sounds and his legs give out on a 100-meter walk with his dog. But when he learned that villages near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were to be evacuated, he knew it was time to summon up his last strength and head over there.

                          Kikujiro Fukushima reviews contact sheets of negatives taken in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, at his home in Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture. (Louis Templado)

                          http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201203080028

                          searches in Fukushima sea side area
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                          Yoroku: Can 'The Scream' painting warn future generations of radioactive waste risks?

                          Norwegian painter Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which depicts a man covering his ears and opening his mouth against the backdrop of the red sky, is so impressive that those who see the work once will never forget it. The artist drew four pictures with the same composition.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na001000c.html

                          Fukushima disaster resonates in Vermont nuclear debate

                          (AP) -- Although the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant sits on the banks of the Connecticut River in Vermont far from the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the ongoing crisis in Japan has affected the controversy surrounding the state's sole nuclear plant.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...fe127000c.html

                          Health uncertainties torment Japanese in nuke zone

                          FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Yoshiko Ota keeps her windows shut. She never hangs her laundry outdoors. Fearful of birth defects, she warns her daughters: Never have children.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...fe132000c.html

                          Japan logs 1st current account deficit in 3 yrs on slowing exports

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's current account balance fell into the red in January for the first time in three years on the combination of growing imports and slowing exports, government data showed Thursday, while its officials said this was due largely to temporary effects.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu154000c.html

                          Iran may be cleaning up nuke work

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in088000c.html

                          Red Cross to host int'l meeting in May on nuclear accident preparedness

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will host a conference in Tokyo in May to share Japan's experience of the Fukushima nuclear crisis with IFRC members and enhance preparedness for such disasters, they said Wednesday.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm034000c.html

                          Unifying Japan's power frequencies would cost 10 trillion yen

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Natural Resources and Energy Agency said Wednesday it is unrealistic to consider unifying the country's power frequencies that are set at 50 hertz in eastern Japan regions and 60 hertz in western regions, citing costs and other factors.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm045000c.html

                          TEPCO president has no plan to speak to media on disaster anniv.

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that President Toshio Nishizawa has no plan to speak directly to the media on the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami on March 11 last year that also triggered the nuclear crisis at the utility's Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm049000c.html

                          Fukushima mothers, kids speak of health concerns at N.Y. event

                          NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Two mothers and their sons from Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday spoke in New York about their health concerns stemming from the nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm051000c.html

                          South Korea increasingly finding radiation in Japanese fishery imports

                          SEOUL (Kyodo) -- South Korea is more frequently finding radioactive materials in fishery products from Japan, but has no immediate plans to ban imports as their levels are far below the maximum intake limits, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday, citing an unidentified inspection agency official.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm054000c.html

                          Process for restarting reactors preceding new energy policy

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Since the Fukushima nuclear crisis began a year ago, Japan's energy supply mix has undergone a shakeup, with only two out of the nation's 54 commercial nuclear reactors currently online and thermal power filling the gap.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm056000c.html

                          Fukushima plant still needing great care a year after tsunami

                          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A year after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was ravaged by a huge earthquake and tsunami, Japan continues to face the challenge of keeping the complex under control without much knowledge of what is actually happening inside the three crippled reactors.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm057000c.html

                          One year on, Fukushima governor vows to replace atomic power with green energy

                          Nearly one year after the outbreak of Japan's worst nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato has said he will strive to rebuild the disaster-stricken prefecture swiftly to help local residents return home, nurture new industries to revitalize the badly-damaged local economy, and promote renewable energy to replace nuclear power generation.

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

                          Population in 3 disaster-hit prefectures drops by more than 80,000

                          The population in the three prefectures worst-hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami has dropped by more than 80,000 since the March 2011 disasters, according to a government estimate.

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

                          Ex-fire department head regrets issuing order to spray water on Fukushima nuclear plant

                          A former head of the Tokyo Fire Department expressed regret for ordering firefighters to spray water into the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant in March last year while their safety was not guaranteed.

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

                          Nearly 60 percent of mayors in disaster-hit areas want nuclear power stations abolished

                          Nearly 60 percent of the heads of local governments in areas hit by the March 11, 2011 triple disasters have called for the abolition of nuclear power plants, according to a Mainichi survey.

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

                          Softbank to Build Mega Solar Plant in Tottori

                          Tokyo, March 8 (Jiji Press)--A Softbank Corp. <9984> unit will build and operate a mega solar power plant in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, with trader Mitsui & Co. <8031>, company sources said Thursday.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030800718

                          Company to Help Internal Radiation Checks in Miyagi, Fukushima

                          Sendai, Miyagi Pref., March 8 (Jiji Press)--Information technology consulting firm Japan Third Party Co. <2488> said Thursday that it will lease equipment to measure internal radiation exposure to companies in Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures, northeastern Japan.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030900035

                          Fukushima Town Claims 19-B.-Yen Damages from TEPCO

                          Kazo, Saitama Pref., March 8 (Jiji Press)--The town of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture filed on Thursday a 19,253-million-yen damages claim for Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9502>, the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030800490

                          INTERVIEW: Fukushima Wants World to Remember Nuclear Disaster

                          Fukushima, March 8 (Jiji Press)--Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato called on the world to remember the nuclear accident that tore apart the northeastern Japan prefecture about a year ago.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030800739

                          Fukushima Governor Visits TEPCO's Stricken N-Plant

                          Okuma, Fukushima Pref., March 8 (Jiji Press)--Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato visited Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Thursday for the first time since the nuclear crisis began at the plant in the northeastern prefecture a year ago.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030800941

                          University Students Discuss Disaster Debris Disposal

                          Tokyo, March 8 (Jiji Press)--University students and experts on Thursday discussed how to facilitate stalled work to dispose of large amounts of debris left by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami last year.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030800987

                          Japan to Introduce Environment Tax in October

                          Tokyo, March 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan's House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation for fiscal 2012 tax system reform, paving the way for introduction in October of an environment tax aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030801023

                          TEPCO Compensation May End in Aug. for Some Residents

                          Tokyo, March 8 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese government panel is considering allowing Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> to end monthly nuclear damage compensation payments of 100,000 yen per head at the end of August for residents from areas formerly designated as evacuation preparation zones around TEPCO's stricken Fukushima No. 1 plant, it was learned Thursday.

                          http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030801024
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                            Press Release (Mar 09,2012)
                            Submission of a report to NISA regarding countermeasures against big fires in Fukushima-daiichi and Fukushima-daini Nuclear Power Station periphery


                            Attached Document http://www.tepco.co.jp/cc/press/betu...es/120309a.pdf
                            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030901-e.html

                            Press Release (Mar 09,2012)
                            Plant Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (as of 3:00 pm, March 9)

                            Unit 2 (Shut down)


                            other

                            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030906-e.html

                            Press Release (Mar 09,2012)
                            Operational Change of female radiation workers' work scope at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant


                            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030907-e.html

                            Press Release (Mar 09,2012)
                            Receipt of an instruction document concerning insufficient maintenance and control for measuring control facilities of the plants under long-term shutdown at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station


                            http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2030908-e.html






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                            Edano comments on restarting nuclear reactors

                            Industry minister Yukio Edano says the government will decide whether nuclear reactors should resume operation after local municipalities accept safety assessments by experts.

                            Friday, March 09, 2012 07:45 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120309_06.html

                            EU plans to draft new nuclear safety standards

                            The energy chief of the European Union says new safety standards for nuclear power plants in the region should be drafted in October or November.

                            Friday, March 09, 2012 07:45 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120309_04.html

                            Swiss court orders nuclear shutdown

                            A Swiss court has ordered an electricity utility to stop operating an aging nuclear power plant outside the capital city of Bern by June of next year.

                            Friday, March 09, 2012 10:28 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120309_12.html

                            Sharp to build large-scale solar farms

                            Sharp is to build large-scale solar power plants in Japan. The company aims to profit from new laws that promote renewable power generation.

                            Friday, March 09, 2012 11:37 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120309_20.html

                            6 nations call on Iran to accept IAEA inspectors

                            Friday, March 09, 2012 11:37 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120309_14.html

                            Thyroid screenings detect relatively high exposure

                            Experts have detected radioactive iodine in the thyroid glands of 80 percent of the people who used to live near the Fukushima nuclear plant. Five of them had dosages of more than 50 millisieverts.
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                            Friday, March 09, 2012 13:04 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120309_18.html

                            Nuclear disaster taskforce minutes compiled

                            The government has released pieced-together minutes from its task force meetings after the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began on March 11th of last year.

                            Friday, March 09, 2012 13:51 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120309_22.html

                            India revokes visa for Fukushima activist

                            India has revoked a visa issued to a Japanese woman from Fukushima Prefecture.

                            Friday, March 09, 2012 15:32 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120309_25.html

                            Major supermarket to sell Chinese rice

                            Major supermarket operator Seiyu is to sell rice imported from China amid rising prices for domestic rice after the March 2011 disaster in northeastern Japan.

                            Friday, March 09, 2012 19:44 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120309_37.html
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                            Job recovery slow in Tohoku / Residents fearful as unemployment benefits expire


                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T120308005751.htm

                            Current acct deficit hits 437 billion yen / Largely due to fall in value of exports

                            The nation posted a record monthly current account deficit of 437.3 billion yen in January, due mainly to a record deficit of 1.38 trillion yen in the balance of trade in goods, the Finance Ministry announced Thursday.
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                            Govt to make 1st judgment on restarting N-reactors

                            The government will decide whether idled nuclear reactors are safe and should be restarted before seeking the approval of local governments and residents concerned, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano has said in an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun.

                            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120308006579.htm
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                            Seiyu to see if consumers have appetite for Chinese rice

                            Seiyu GK will become the nation’s first major supermarket chain to regularly offer Chinese rice, which could put more pressure on Japan to open up its rice market.
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                            COMMENTARY/ Eiji Oguma: In post-disaster Japan, everyone has to think for themselves

                            Right now, nothing definite can be said about the effects on the industrial base in the disaster-stricken areas and on people's health following the nuclear accident.

                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201203090036

                            Fukushima town gives TEPCO a bill for 19 billion yen

                            A town mayor on March 8 handed a bill to Tokyo Electric Power Co. for 19.25 billion yen ($237 million) to cover damage caused by the company’s stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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                            The towns of Futaba and Namie are located just beyond the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Eiji Hori)
                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203090038

                            High thyroid radiation levels found in Fukushima residents

                            Radioactive iodine exceeding international health standards was found in the thyroid glands of five of 65 Fukushima Prefecture residents who were examined by a team of researchers.
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                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203090071

                            The Prometheus Trap / 5 days in the Prime Minister's Office

                            According to Greek mythology, it was Prometheus who gave fire to humans.

                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203090078
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                            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                            Japan should decrease dependence on nuclear power instead of trying to reactivate reactors

                            The government's pledge to decrease Japan's reliance on nuclear power plants following the outbreak of the disaster at the tsunami-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is hardly mentioned in today's political world.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/perspectives/...na002000c.html

                            Saving sake: Human warmth brings hope to devastated Fukushima brewery

                            IWAKI, Fukushima -- A sake brewer who had been operating a centuries-old business in what is now a no-go zone around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant was devastated at losing her family's traditional brewery to the nuclear disaster, but is now finding hope for recovery through support from across the country via Facebook and other exchanges on the Internet.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...na006000c.html
                            http://shirafuji-sake.com/

                            Seiyu to sell cheap Chinese rice in eastern Japan

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Supermarket chain operator Seiyu GK said Thursday it will begin selling rice cultivated in the Chinese province of Jilin at its 149 outlets in the Kanto region including Tokyo and Shizuoka Prefecture on Saturday to make up for a shortage of domestically produced low-priced rice since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu135000c.html

                            Baltic leaders lobby over new nuclear plant

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in122000c.html

                            Nuclear envoys of the rival Koreas in New York

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in131000c.html

                            High levels of cesium found at former nuclear lab outside L.A.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in144000c.html

                            Japan, Ukraine to conclude cooperation pact on nuclear accidents

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan and Ukraine have almost agreed to enhance cooperation in coping with nuclear accidents after they experienced two of the world's worst nuclear disasters, government sources said Thursday.

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

                            Recovered remains of around 480 persons unidentified

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The bodies or remains of 15,786 people have been recovered in the March disaster-hit Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures as of Feb. 29, of which 478 remain unidentified, according to National Police Agency data made available Thursday.

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

                            Number of suicides jumped shortly after March quake in 2011

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The number of suicides rose sharply in May last year, a police survey showed Friday, and the government suspects that economic hardship in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake was responsible for the spike.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm085000c.html

                            Fukushima evacuees join antinuclear demonstration in N.Y.

                            NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Two Japanese mothers and their sons who voluntarily evacuated nuclear accident-hit Fukushima Prefecture last year took part in an antinuclear demonstration in New York on Thursday.

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

                            Prospects bleak for April 1 launch of new nuclear safety agency

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government is facing increasing difficulty to launch a new nuclear safety agency on April 1 as planned, with a related bill left without deliberations in parliament as of Thursday amid doubts from opposition parties over the body's independence.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm035000c.html

                            Nuclear agency OKs Ikata nuclear reactor's safety test results

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's nuclear safety agency Friday validated the results of a safety test on an idled nuclear reactor at the Ikata power plant, saying that measures have already been taken to prevent an accident even if a quake or tsunami similar to the one that struck the Fukushima Daiichi plant comes, in a draft report to an advisory panel.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm083000c.html

                            Gov't recognized meltdown possibility hours after tsunami hit plant

                            TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Japanese government was aware of the possibility of a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the very day the complex was hit by the earthquake and tsunami last March, a summary of the meetings of the government's nuclear emergency headquarters showed Friday.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm086000c.html

                            57 percent of evacuees didn't apply for compensation due to confusing forms: survey

                            Fifty-seven percent of evacuees living in temporary housing and visited by the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund said they have not applied for compensation because the forms were confusing or for other reasons, according to survey results released by the fund on March 8.

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

                            Over half of Fukushima residents 'greatly worried' about health after nuclear crisis

                            Over half of Fukushima Prefecture's residents worry greatly about their health due to the ongoing nuclear crisis at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, a Mainichi Shimbun poll has indicated.

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

                            Life getting worse for many Fukushima residents: Mainichi poll

                            Fifty-seven percent of Fukushima Prefecture residents in a survey by the Mainichi Shimbun say their life has worsened one year after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami triggered the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

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

                            One year on, Chiba Prefecture faces mountain of problems including incinerated ash

                            CHIBA -- Chiba Prefecture was overwhelmed with a wide variety of misfortunes and problems in the last year.

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

                            Sharp to Build Mega Solar Plants in Japan

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Sharp Corp. <6753> is set to build three mega solar plants in northern and eastern Japan, company sources said Friday.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012030900660

                            Chubu Electric to Receive 250-B.-Yen Loans from 3 Major Banks

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Chubu Electric Power Co. <9502> plans to take on loans totaling some 250 billion yen from three major Japanese banks to cover rising costs for fuel for thermal power generation and redeem maturing bonds, informed sources said Friday.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012031000021

                            Japan Nuclear Agency Ready to Approve Another Stress Test Results

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency presented plans Friday to approve the results of Shikoku Electric Power Co.'s <9507> stress tests on a reactor at its nuclear plant in western Japan.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030900470

                            Suicides in Japan Unusually Soar Last May

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--The number of people who committed suicide in Japan unusually soared in May last year, a government analytical report showed Friday.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030900490

                            Japan Govt Eyes Several Nuclear Waste Depots near Fukushima Plant

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government plans to build temporary nuclear waste storage facilities in several locations in the Futaba district in Fukushima Prefecture, reconstruction minister Tatsuo Hirano said Friday.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030900633

                            Japan Govt Aware of Meltdown Possibility Soon After Accident

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government was aware of the possibility of a nuclear fuel meltdown soon after a Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> plant was hit by a disaster on March 11 last year, summaries of a series of government meetings showed Friday.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030900650

                            One Year On: Heaps of Debris Still Crippling Disaster Areas

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Most of some 22 million tons of debris from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are still left in the three hardest-hit Tohoku northeastern prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, as only three other prefectures have offered to help them with disposal.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030900821

                            INTERVIEW: Int'l Red Cross Meeting to Be Held in Tokyo in May

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies plans to hold a conference in Tokyo in May to discuss health measures that should be taken after a nuclear disaster, the federation's president, Tadateru Konoe, has said in a recent interview with Jiji Press.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030900945

                            Japan Unlikely to Launch N-Regulatory Body as Planned

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Japan is unlikely to be able to launch a planned new nuclear regulatory body on April 1 as scheduled, officials said Friday.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030900995

                            Thyroid Radiation Doses at Up to 87 Millisieverts for Fukushima People

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Radioactive iodine was detected in the thyroid glands of 50 of 65 Fukushima Prefecture residents surveyed one month after the nuclear accident, with maximum radiation exposure standing at 87 millisieverts per hour, researchers said Friday.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030901022

                            Japan to Take 2-Step Approach toward N-Reactor Restarts

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Japan will take a two-step approach toward the anticipated restarts of nuclear reactors halted for maintenance, government officials said Friday.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030901030

                            Japan Interim Report States Potential Hazards of N-Plants

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--A working group of Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission worked out an interim report Friday that warns of potential hazards from the operations of nuclear power plants.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012031000008

                            TEPCO to Allow Women to Resume Work at Stricken N-Plant

                            Tokyo, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Friday that it will revise the operational guidelines for its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant so that women can resume work at the facility.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030901107

                            INTERVIEW: U.S. Expert Concerned over Summer Power Shortages in Japan

                            New York, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Hugh Patrick, a noted U.S. expert on the Japanese economy, has expressed concerns over electricity shortages that may hit Japan hard in the summer as all nuclear reactors in the country will be offline.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012030800695

                            Noda Vows to "Build New Japan" after March 11 Disaster

                            Washington, March 9 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda expressed determination to "build a new Japan," in a contribution to The Washington Post ahead of the first anniversary Sunday of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012031000222
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                            AFP

                            Nuclear disaster at Fukushima
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                            Debris in Rikuzentakata city

                            photo by Naoya Hatakeyama, his mother died by Tsunami
                            http://www.takaishiigallery.com/en/a...ama/index.html
                            http://www.artnet.com/artists/naoya-hatakeyama/

                            searches in Namie town, Fukushima


                            The decontamination model verification project on the Joban way opened to the public

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                            14:32 JST 09 Mar 2012 36.7N 142.2E 10 km M4.6 Fukushima-ken Oki


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                              Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +



                              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/f1-np/camera/index-e.html

                              Press Release (Mar 10,2012)
                              Status of TEPCO's Facilities and its services after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake (as of 3:00 pm, March 10)


                              http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...2031005-e.html
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                              NHK world

                              Japan, Ukraine to cooperate on nuclear safety

                              Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has agreed with a Ukrainian leader on the early conclusion of a nuclear safety agreement.

                              Saturday, March 10, 2012 02:06 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120310_01.html

                              Local governments launch debris acceptance project

                              A group of Japanese local governments is promoting the disposal of debris from northeast Japan, which was hit by an earthquake and tsunami a year ago.

                              Saturday, March 10, 2012 05:50 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120310_03.html

                              US nuclear regulator announces new safety measures

                              The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered stricter safety measures for nuclear power plants.

                              Saturday, March 10, 2012 21:50 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120310_16.html
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                              Yomiuri online

                              Seiyu to sell Chinese rice at 149 stores

                              Seiyu GK will start selling Chinese-grown rice on Saturday at 149 stores in Tokyo, Shizuoka and five other prefectures in the Kanto region at 1,299 yen for five kilograms--more than 20 percent less than inexpensive domestic brands, the major supermarket chain has announced.

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T120309006047.htm

                              Govt knew N-meltdown was probable / Summaries show concerns arose Mar. 11

                              The government's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters was aware that the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant would likely suffer a meltdown just hours after the nuclear crisis began, according to internal meeting summaries released Friday.

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120309007035.htm

                              Record high for youth suicide / Suicide rates among students increased nearly 11&#37; last year

                              The number of students who committed suicide last year in the country hit a record figure of 1,029, up 101 cases or 10.9 percent from the previous year, the National Police Agency said Friday.

                              http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120309006954.htm
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                              AJW

                              REMEMBERING 3/11: 260,000 survivors remain in temporary housing

                              ....in Fukushima Prefecture, a new zone to restrict construction is expected to be designated around the embattled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in April.

                              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203100011

                              REMEMBERING 3/11: Stricken prefectures stuck with mountains of quake debris

                              The three northeastern prefectures of the Tohoku region most affected by last year's disaster are stuck with mountains of debris, more than 20 million tons of the stuff.
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                              A crane separates rubble collected at a disposal site in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. (Eijiro Morii)
                              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203100013

                              REMEMBERING 3/11: Fukushima workers brave radiation for 1,000 yen an hour

                              In the tense days after the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the world’s eyes turned briefly on the “Fukushima 50,” the small group of men desperately trying to bring the reactors under control.

                              Nuclear power plant workers shed their protective gear after work on Nov. 11 at J.Village, a soccer training center in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, that has been converted into the front line base for dealing with the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant accident. The workers pictured in this series of photographs are not those featured in the article. (Ikuro Aiba)

                              Workers at the Fukushima plant work 10-hour shifts in harsh conditions for low pay. (Pool)

                              Workers rest without their masks inside a tent in the compound of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in this photo taken in June. (Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
                              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203100018

                              Storage sites for contaminated soil to be built in three Fukushima towns

                              The government has selected three towns near the disabled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant as sites to host interim facilities to store contaminated soil and other debris from last year's disaster.
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                              About 10,000 tons of waste from radioactive decontamination work will be temporarily stored at this baseball stadium in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, officials said Feb. 9. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

                              Mayors of communities in Futaba county, Fukushima Prefecture, listen to government officials explain about a plan to build a temporary storage site for decontaminated soil and debris on March 10. (Ikuro Aiba)
                              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203100051

                              IAEA says nuclear power safer 1 year after Fukushima
                              *REUTERS

                              VIENNA -- Nuclear power is safer than it was a year ago when an earthquake and tsunami hit the area around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, the U.N. atomic energy chief said on Friday, but environmental group Greenpeace said no real lessons had been learnt.

                              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203100049

                              Ministry bans rice growing in one-eighth of Fukushima's paddies

                              The farm ministry on March 9 slapped a ban on the cultivation of rice in 7,300 hectares of paddies in Fukushima Prefecture.
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                              Anti-nuclear protests take on a 'hyper-cute' look

                              Satoko Miyakoshi knew nothing about nuclear power before the March 11 disaster so she decided to attend an anti-nuclear demonstration in the Koenji district of Tokyo on April 10 to learn more about the issue.

                              A banner, where dolls are used to spell letters meaning "Goodbye to nuclear plants," leads an anti-nuclear demonstration in Tokyo's Shibuya district on Dec. 17. (Provided by Arisa Kasai)
                              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201203100001
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                              Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                              Radiation fears prompt some to relocate from even Tokyo area

                              KAMAKURA (Kyodo) -- Lingering concerns about radiation fallout a year after the Fukushima nuclear accident have prompted some people even as far away as the Tokyo region, some 100 to 250 kilometers from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant, to move away.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...fe035000c.html

                              Nuke evacuation fatal for old, sick

                              MINAMISOMA, Japan (AP) -- The doctors and nurses at Futaba Hospital pleaded for help as a radioactive plume wafted over their hospital. They had been ordered out but had no vehicles to evacuate the hundreds of patients in their care. After two days of waiting in the cold with no electricity, help finally came.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/features/arch...fe104000c.html

                              Chubu Electric eyeing 250 bil. yen in loans from 3 megabanks

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Chubu Electric Power Co. plans to tap Japan's three megabanks for loans totaling around 250 billion yen to meet financial needs in fiscal 2012, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu051000c.html

                              March 11 disaster causes 644 corporate bankruptcies in 40 prefectures

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A total of 644 companies have gone bankrupt in 40 of Japan's 47 prefectures in connection with last March's massive earthquake and tsunami, testifying to much wider effects of the disaster than those of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in January 1995, a credit research agency said Friday.

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

                              IAEA chief says nuclear power is safer than 1 year ago

                              VIENNA (Kyodo) -- The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Friday nuclear power is safer than a year ago as the nuclear industry and governments around the world act on lessons from the crisis that hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in030000c.html

                              U.S. orders safety changes after Japan crisis

                              WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission ordered major safety changes for U.S. nuclear power plants Friday, two days before the one-year anniversary of the nuclear crisis in Japan.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in093000c.html

                              U.S. regulator orders enhanced safety steps after Fukushima disaster

                              WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday it has issued orders requiring domestic reactors to implement stronger safety measures, including improvement of venting systems for boiling-water reactors, following the disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant last March.

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

                              Noda vows to build 'new Japan' in newspaper ad

                              WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda pledged to overcome various challenges stemming from last year's catastrophe and build "a new Japan" in an ad in a Friday online edition of the Washington Post on the eve of the first anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

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

                              Ex-Japan PM Kan compares Fukushima crisis to 'war with invisible enemy'

                              Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan compared the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant triggered by last March's earthquake and tsunami to "a war with an invisible enemy" in an article he contributed to Foreign Affairs magazine.

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

                              M5.5 quake jolts Ibaraki Pref., vicinity, no tsunami warning issued

                              ....There has been no report of fresh abnormalities at the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plants in neighboring Fukushima Prefecture, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co.

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

                              M5.5 nuclear village "Tokai mura" in Ibaraki pref
                              <iframe width="300" height="233" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UPLnoih4mlU#t=36s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Japanese

                              02:25 JST 10 Mar 2012 36.7N 140.7E 10 km M5.5 Ibaraki-ken Hokubu http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...05&postcount=4

                              Japan, Ukraine eager to cooperate to enhance global nuclear safety

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Volodymyr Lytvyn, speaker of Ukraine's parliament, shared the view on Friday that it is important for the two countries to work together to enhance global nuclear safety, the Foreign Ministry said.

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

                              Obama praises Japan's resilience, fortitude on quake anniv.

                              WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday issued a statement on the first anniversary of the March 11 devastating earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, praising the Japanese people's fortitude and resilience.

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

                              Nuclear safety commission chief intends to step down at end of March

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Haruki Madarame, head of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan who was involved in the government's efforts to contain the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis, indicated Friday that he intends to resign at the end of this month even if a new nuclear regulatory agency is not launched in April as planned.

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

                              Japan conditionally allows rice planting in cesium-detected areas

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government said Friday it will allow rice to be grown this year in 28 areas of Fukushima Prefecture where radioactive cesium levels of 100 to 500 becquerels per kilogram were detected in rice harvested last fall in the wake of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, under condition that all rice bags undergo radiation testing.

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

                              Fukushima logs biggest net population outflow in Japan

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Fukushima Prefecture logged the biggest net population outflow among 47 Japanese prefectures at 7,116 people in the year through March 2011, due apparently to the month's earthquake, tsunami and the ensuing nuclear crisis there, the government said Friday.

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

                              Gov't to build interim storage facilities for radiation-tainted waste

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government will ask local municipalities to host interim storage facilities for radiation-contaminated soil and other waste at several locations in Fukushima Prefecture near the crisis-hit nuclear power plant, reconstruction minister Tatsuo Hirano said Friday.

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

                              Some ministers worried about reactor shutdowns, summaries show

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Several Cabinet ministers expressed concern in government meetings over a series of suspensions of nuclear reactors following the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant last year, arguing it would lead to tight electric supply and demand, according to summaries of the meetings released by the government Friday.

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

                              Japan nuclear reactor operating rate hits record low 6.1% in Feb.

                              TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The operating rate of Japan's 54 commercial nuclear reactors fell to a record low of 6.1 percent in February from 10.3 percent in January as a reactor was shut down for regular checks in the reporting month, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum has said.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm021000c.html

                              TEPCO to indicate in March whether all Fukushima reactors to be scrapped

                              FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. will indicate later in the month whether all the reactors at its two nuclear power plants in Fukushima Prefecture will be scrapped, not just the four badly damaged reactors to be decommissioned at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, company President Toshio Nishizawa said Friday.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm027000c.html

                              Municipalities around Fukushima nuclear plant divided over 'new town' scheme

                              FUKUSHIMA -- The 12 municipalities situated wholly or partly in the no-go zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are faced with an agonizing decision: hold out as refugee communities in hopes of one day going back, or give up returning home anytime soon and establish so-called "new towns" on new land.

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

                              Japan tourism making recovery 1 year after disaster, but return of S. Korean visitors slow

                              The number of foreign visitors to Japan is making a sound recovery as the country prepares to mark the first anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that triggered the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. However, while Japan welcomes a steady influx of tourists from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the number of visitors from South Korea, which accounts for a major share of Japan's tourism market, has yet to show a marked recovery.

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

                              High radioiodine levels found in thyroids of Fukushima residents post-meltdown

                              HIROSAKI, Aomori -- Radioactive iodine levels exceeding international limits were detected in the thyroid glands of five people who lived near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant during the meltdowns there, researchers here have revealed.

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

                              90 percent of those missing in 3/11 disasters registered as dead

                              Of the 3,151 people still missing in the three prefectures worst hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, local authorities have accepted obituary notices for 2,860 -- or just over 90 percent of the total -- the Mainichi learned on March 9.

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

                              Disaster debris presents continuing barrier to recovery of devastated areas

                              Some 22 million metric tons of debris generated by the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami continues to be a barrier to recovery in disaster-hit communities.

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

                              Fukushima town seeks 19 billion yen from TEPCO for real estate damage

                              FUTABA, Fukushima -- The mayor of this town, home to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, has handed a bill to plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) for over 19.25 billion yen to cover damage to the town's real estate caused by the meltdowns at the plant.

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

                              Records show Japan gov't knew meltdown risk early

                              TOKYO (AP) -- Just four hours after a tsunami swept into the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan's leaders knew the damage was so severe that the reactors could melt down, but they kept their knowledge secret for months. Five days into the crisis, then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan voiced his fears that it could turn worse than Chernobyl.

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

                              Softbank to Start Wind Power Generation in Gobi Desert

                              Tokyo, March 10 (Jiji Press)--Softbank Corp. <9984> said Saturday it will tie up with Mongolian investment firm Newcom Group and Korea Electric Power Corp. in order to start a wind power generation project in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2012031000368

                              Strong Quake Jolts Japan's Ibaraki Pref.

                              Tokyo, March 10 (Jiji Press)--A strong earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.5 on the open-ended Richter scale jolted the eastern Japan prefecture of Ibaraki early Saturday.

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012031000066

                              (Update) Strong Quake Jolts Japan's Ibaraki Pref.

                              Tokyo, March 10 (Jiji Press)--A strong earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.5 on the open-ended Richter scale jolted the eastern Japan prefecture of Ibaraki early Saturday.

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012031000071

                              Japan Govt Proposes Nuke Waste Depots in 3 Fukushima Towns

                              Koriyama, Fukushima Pref., March 10 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government proposed Saturday to build temporary storage facilities for radioactive waste from the nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> Fukushima No. 1 plant in the three Fukushima Prefecture towns of Futaba, Okuma and Naraha.

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012031000252

                              U.S. Uninformed of Tokyo Evacuation Scenario: Ex-Official

                              Washington, March 10 (Jiji Press)--Jeffrey Bader, a former senior official in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, has criticized Japan for failing to inform Washington about a worst-case scenario of Tokyo having to be evacuated due to the nuclear crisis.

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012031000360

                              Japan Disaster Memorial Events Held in U.S. Cities

                              New York/Los Angeles, March 10 (Jiji Press)--Memorial events to mark the first anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan were held in the United States Saturday.

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2012031100116
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                              Sankei news

                              prayer

                              631 persons died in Minamisoma city, Fukushima


                              Iwaki city, Fukushima

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                              JMA

                              20:55 JST 10 Mar 2012 37.4N 141.7E 10 km M4.5 Fukushima-ken Oki

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                                Re: Japan - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis Units 1-6 Reports, News, Graphics - January 13, 2012 +

                                Please see new thread here:

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                                Shine upon you,
                                All love surround you,
                                And the pure light within you
                                Guide your way on."

                                "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
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