Nuclear Power

 

Japanese man arrested for landing drone on PM's office in nuclear protest

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TOKYO - A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister's office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster.

Tokyo finds high levels of radiation in children's park

TOKYO - Authorities in the Japanese capital have cordoned off a playground where high levels of radiation were detected this week, reviving concerns about nuclear contamination four years after the Fukushima disaster.

World, Top News, Japan, 24 Apr 2015

Japan govt draft: nuclear to be 20-22 pct of power mix by 2030 - media

TOKYO - Japan's government has proposed making nuclear energy account for between 20 and 22 percent of the country's electricity mix by 2030, with renewable energy to account for slightly more, media reported on Friday.

World, Japan, 24 Apr 2015

Corrected - S.Korea says reaches deal with U.S. to revise nuclear energy pact

(Corrects paragraph 4 to state that figures for storage volume and capacity are as of 2013, not last year)

World, 22 Apr 2015

Japan court approves restart of reactors in boost for Abe's nuclear policy

KAGOSHIMA, Japan - A Japanese court has rejected a legal bid to block the reopening of the Sendai nuclear power station on safety grounds, removing one of the last big hurdles to switching reactors back on after the 2011 Fukushima crisis paralysed the industry.

World, Japan, 22 Apr 2015

Japan court halts restart of two reactors in blow to nuclear sector

FUKUI, Japan - A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis.

Top News, World, Japan, 14 Apr 2015

Japan's CO2 emissions hit second-highest on record

TOKYO - Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions rose to the second-highest on record in the year ended March 2014, revised government figures showed on Tuesday, reflecting a rise in coal-fired power after the indefinite closure of nuclear power plants.

World, Japan, 14 Apr 2015

Japan court to decide on nuclear plant, crucial to atomic future

FUKUI, Japan - A Japanese court will rule on Tuesday whether to block the restart of nuclear reactors in western Japan on safety grounds, in a case that could complicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Top News, World, Japan, 14 Apr 2015

Japan PM Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push

TOKYO - Candidates backed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won two key governor elections on Sunday, setting the stage for him to push on with divisive policies to boost defence and restart nuclear reactors shut after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 13 Apr 2015

Japan Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push

TOKYO - Candidates backed by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won two key governor elections on Sunday, setting the stage for him to push through divisive policies to boost defence and restart nuclear reactors shut after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 12 Apr 2015