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Fire Breaks Out At Fukushima No 2 Nuclear Plant

Fire Breaks Out At Fukushima No 2 Nuclear Plant

February 8, 2018 – A minor fire set off an alarm in a building at the Fukushima No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant earlier this morning, sparking an investigation. At about 9 am this morning, an alarm went off in a ...

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More Snow Expected To Hit Tokyo Area

More Snow Expected To Hit Tokyo Area

February 1, 2018 – More snow is predicted to hit the Tokyo metropolitan area between today and tomorrow, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced. According to the JMA, falling temperatures caused by an area of low pressure moving across the ...

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6 Dead As Typhoon Lan Batters Kishiwada

6 Dead As Typhoon Lan Batters Kishiwada

October 24 2017 – Powerful Typhoon Lan battered a wide area of Japan with heavy rain and strong winds, causing at least six deaths, injuring many others and disrupting vote counting for Sunday’s general election, authorities said today. The typhoon ...

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High School Stunned After Avalanche Strikes Tochigi

High School Stunned After Avalanche Strikes Tochigi

March 28, 2017 – High school students and others who survived a deadly avalanche that hit a ski slope earlier yesterday as the students appeared shocked as the disaster took place all of a sudden. Deep snow that had piled ...

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Fukushima Chief Masuda Urges Better Use Of Probe Robot

Fukushima Chief Masuda Urges Better Use Of Probe Robot

March 2, 2017 – The head of decommissioning for the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant said that more creativity is needed in developing robots to locate and assess the condition of melted fuel rods. Naohiro Masuda, president of Fukushima Dai-ichi decommissioning, ...

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Health Ministry To Consider Smoking Ban

Health Ministry To Consider Smoking Ban

February 9, 2017 – The health ministry is considering allowing smoking in small bars, clubs and restaurants as exceptions to a contemplated smoking ban, ministry sources said. The move comes after the restaurant industry voiced opposition to a comprehensive smoking ...

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Heavy Snow Leaves More Than 300 Vehicles Stranded

Heavy Snow Leaves More Than 300 Vehicles Stranded

January 24, 2017 – Western Japan, in particular areas by the Sea of Japan, experienced heavy snowfall between late last night and early this morning, stranding hundreds of people in vehicles as wintry atmospheric pressure systems continued to linger. Heavy ...

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New Power Suppliers Avoid Fukushima Decommissioning Costs

New Power Suppliers Avoid Fukushima Decommissioning Costs

November 29, 2016 – The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has decided not to have new power industry entrants shoulder some of the costs of decommissioning the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant, it has been learned. The ...

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Magnitude 5.3 Quake Hits Chiba Prefecture

Magnitude 5.3 Quake Hits Chiba Prefecture

October 20, 2016 – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 rocked the Chiba prefecture today at 11:50 a.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said. The temblor was centered in the northeastern part of the Chiba prefecture, with the ...

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