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Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of Japan's big nuclear plants

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TOKYO - The late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world's biggest nuclear power station.

Japanese regulator approves restart of first nuclear reactors

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima disaster and which may involve the definitive closure of a dozen old plants.

World, Japan, 10 Sep 2014

Japan may push for closure of ageing reactors - Nikkei

TOKYO - Japan will push nuclear operators to draft plans to deal witholder reactors, including the option of scrapping those that are too old or too costly to refurbish to new standards imposed after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei reported on Friday.

World, Japan, 05 Sep 2014

Fukushima operator to compensate victim in suicide law suit, won't appeal

TOKYO - The operator of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Friday it won't appeal against a court ruling that it was responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster, adding it would pay $465,400 in compensation.

World, 05 Sep 2014

Fukushima fallout: Resentment grows in nearby Japanese city

IWAKI Japan - Like many of her neighbours, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three and a half years ago.

World, 31 Aug 2014

Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about nuclear proliferation.

Top News, Business, Japan, 28 Aug 2014

Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country.

Business, Top News, Japan, 28 Aug 2014

Fukushima court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit

FUKUSHIMA Japan - A Japanese court has ruled that Fukushima nuclear operator Tokyo Electric was responsible for a woman's suicide after the March 2011 disaster and must pay compensation, in a landmark ruling that could set a precedent for other claims against the utility.

World, Japan, 26 Aug 2014

South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

SEOUL - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety.

World, 15 Aug 2014

Japan's nuclear restart may be delayed until 2015

TOKYO - The long-awaited restart of Japan's nuclear power plants is facing yet another setback and may be delayed until 2015, Japanese media said on Wednesday, piling pressure on struggling utilities to push for fresh price hikes.

World, Japan, 06 Aug 2014